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'Time is the enemy': UKPN commits to 'flexibility first' approach in new roadmap

October 9, 2018

UK Power Networks has laid out its vision for a ‘flexibility first’ approach in the coming years, including procuring a forecast 206MW in place of network reinforcement.


The distribution network operator (DNO) today outlined its flexibility roadmap from 2019/20 onwards, due largely to the network’s concern over the rise of electric vehicles within its network area.


Sotiris Georgiopoulos, head of smart grid development at UKPN, said in London: "We are an industry in flux [and] in transition, we are moving away from the old business model of centralised generation into the new business model where a lot of the generation - currently 30% - is actually connected on the distribution network.

This is expected to increase over the years to come."



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