SMS has acquired energy technology firm Solo Energy, which has developed the FlexiGrid aggregation platform. The company also provides battery storage, microgeneration, and electric vehicle chargers to homes and businesses.
A report by the REA and ElectraLink has instead called for flexibility to be prioritised. The report calls for “significantly more” variable generation from wind and solar in order to meet net zero decarbonisation targets.
All six of the distribution network operators (DNOs) in Great Britain have signed up to a pledge to consider flexibility services as an alternative to reinforcements when managing local grid constraints.