Funding opportunity: Flexibility exchange demonstration projects

The government’s FleX competition supports the development and demonstration of innovative solutions to value and trade flexibility and in this latest call the focus is on energy. The flexibility to be traded could be provided by domestic or business consumers from a range of sources, including:

  • energy storage;
  • demand-side response (DSR) and demand reduction; or
  • generation.

Up to £4 million will be available from 2019 to 2021. The competition is expected to support up to three demonstration exchange projects to be operational by March 2021 and proposals must be submitted by 18 April. There is a briefing event taking place about this fund on 13 March in Manchester.