WPD is engaging communities in their DSO strategy and flexibility markets
Western Power Distribution (WPD) is carrying out substantial engagement on the shift in their role to becoming a Distribution System Operator (DSO) and the role of flexibility in managing the network. They recognise that one size does not fit all, so they’ve been working together with us at Regen on this consultation to engage community energy organisations and local energy stakeholders. The consultation paper sets out what we think DSO and flexibility markets might mean for community energy groups and local energy stakeholders, but we want to know what you think, so are inviting feedback through an online questionnaire on what matters most to you.
Please read the full consultation paper before attempting to answer the consultation questionnaire.
This consultation aims to:
- support community energy organisations to learn about our changing energy system, DSO and the development of flexibility markets
- encourage informed participation to find out what communities think and what their future energy plans are, and;
- use this evidence to inform WPD’s ongoing engagement and capacity building support for community and local energy stakeholders going forward
- ensure WPD’s vision and strategy for DSO is aligned with the needs of customers and stakeholders
Consultation deadline: 7 September 2018
Once we have the responses we will summarise the feedback, publish it and provide an update on the action WPD will take. The information gathered during this consultation will help WPD refine the implementation of their DSO strategy, understand where the gaps are, and shape future community support and engagement work. Feedback will also contribute to the design and development of flexibility products.
WPD welcomes engagement and input from a wide range of organisations. This consultation sits alongside animations and workshops on DSO and flexibility we are holding with community and local energy stakeholders in each of WPD’s four licence areas, see WPD’s community energy pages for details.