Flexible services

Flexible services

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Flexibility map

Our flexibility map highlights the locations within our distribution area where we are currently seeking Flexible Services, and also indicates where we may have a requirement in the future.

The icons next to each location name relate to the response type that we are looking for - either Restore, Sustain or Continuous. Next to the map you'll find a description of each of these, and below you can view the characteristics of each type in further detail.

   
Areas in blue are locations in which we are currently seeking Flexible Services. You can find out more about each requirement by following the links below.
Areas in grey are sites that potentially may require Flexible Services in the future, however these are not guaranteed and will be subject to future capacity reviews.

Restore

Provide an immediate response following an unplanned network event.

 

Sustain

Flex your supply up or down at peak times to help manage network constraints.

 

Continuous

Fulfill a continuous capacity requirement.

Response type characteristics

 

Restore

Sustain

Continuous

When to act Post fault Pre fault Pre fault
Trigger Network abnormality Asset loading Constant
Certainty of utilisation Uncertain Uncertain Certain
Risk to network assets High Medium Low
Frequency of use Low Medium High

Current requests for proposals

East Manchester

We need up to 3.9 MVA in FY21 in East Manchester.

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Cumbria

We're seeking Flexible Services for three sites in Cumbria - Alston, Easton and Coniston.

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Previous requests for proposals

Learn more about the previous flexible service requirements we've published

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Stay in touch

Sign up to our flexible service distribution list and get notified whenever we publish a requirement.

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Register your interest

Register your interest to take part in one of our current capacity calls

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Frequently asked questions

Get the answers to some of most frequently asked questions regarding Flexible Services.

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