Inputs to 2020 DFES consultation
Our annual Distribution future electricity scenarios (DFES) document details our view of the North West’s future electricity requirements, and outlines a range of scenarios which show how different influences can change demand and generation on our network.
We are now inviting our customers and wider stakeholders to review and comment on the inputs we will use to create the forecasts for our 2020 DFES, outlined in the ‘Inputs to our 2020 DFES’ document. The consultation opens on Monday 6 July 2020 and closes on Friday 7 August 2020 at 6.00pm.
You can review the document and respond to our consultation survey here.
Flexr: the energy data sharing service
We would like to invite you to participate in the Flexr consultation, a new core service that Electricity North West in partnership with other Distribution Network Operator's (DNOs) and ElectraLink will be bringing to the market.
The new service, called 'Flexr', will be a DNO data provision and standardisation service to facilitate the energy market transition. Flexr will enable and accelerate flexibility markets and platforms by enabling market participants to register for data access, allowing for the discovery of triaged information about DNO resources and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). Flexr will accelerate open platform participation and therefore accelerate the GB flexible energy market, ensuring secure and controlled open platform delivery.
We are currently working with Electralink in the development stage of Flexr and would love to hear your views and give you the opportunity to help us shape these plans here. Full details of the consultation have been provided below. Please note the closing date for the consultation is 29 May 2020.
DNO and IDNO data exchange consultation Feburary 2020
The DNO and IDNO data exchange consultation lays out our plans for data sharing and further engagement between Electricity North West and the Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNO) operating within our area. Throughout the document we pose questions which we would like to encourage IDNOs to respond to as we all work together as the role of a network operator adapts for the future.
The consultation document and the slides from our webinar held on 3 March 2020 can be found below.
We would love to hear your views on the DNO and IDNO data exchange consultation here. Please note the closing date for the consultation is 13 March 2020.
Digital Strategy consultation 2020
Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent consultation on the need for modernisation of the energy network and markets that will support the drive for carbon neutrality by 2050. Our draft Digital Strategy takes us to the end of the RIIO-ED1 price control period and we were looking for your input to help shape our RIIO-ED2 plans.
The consultation is now closed and we are reviewing your responses alongside those from suppliers and analyst companies. Using the feedback we will compile a further draft and working with other utility companies aim to hold a series of webinars over the coming months to gain specific feedback please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information. We aim to publish the final strategy in summer 2020.