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Reference Number ENA_10061308
Title Park & Flex
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 10%;
Energy Efficiency(Transport) 20%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies 70%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 20%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 70%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
UK Power Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2023
End Date 01 July 2023
Duration 3 months
Total Grant Value £121,500
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/10061308
Abstract "Park&Flex will investigate the potential to access flexibility services from EVs in car parks, and in turn, enable the connection of low carbon demand and generation quickly and efficiently by deferring or avoiding costly network investment. Potential grid services may include energy balancing, ancillary services, and addressing local network constraints such as absorption of local generation at times of high renewable output.This proposal therefore addresses two areas of the SIF challenges:Primary impact -- Challenge 4: Accelerating the decarbonisation of major energy demands -- by increasing the use of flexibility from EVs in car parks to effectively facilitate, manage, and integrate multiple demands and demand-side solutions; andSecondary impact -- Challenge 2: Preparing for a Net Zero power system -- by increasing the ability to access system support from novel demand-side technologies.The energy network innovation involved in this project is to gain insight and access to a novel new form of demand side response, and to develop and trial the new flexibility products and market mechanisms required to access this resource. This project will develop new revenue streams for market participants, to incentivise development of propositions that share the benefits that this resource can provide.The Discovery Phase will be delivered through collaboration between the following partners:Fermata Energy -- a V2X technology provider, specialising in charging algorithms and user software to operate V2X chargers to maximise the benefits to the grid and the end user;Baringa Partners LLP -- a specialist energy sector consultancy who are ideally suited to leading the commercial design activity utilising their commercial and market expertise;Greater London Authority -- as the local government representative to provide access to and insight into Londons car park operators, and the associated stakeholder landscape; and,UK Power Networks -- the DNO providing input on time and costs to unlock this flexibility, any avoided network costs, and service/incentive design.If successful, this project will deliver these value propositions to its direct and indirect users:Car park and V2X EV owners -- enabling customer propositions that attract V2X car owners to plug in and offer up their battery capacity, thus accessing flexibility incentives;System Operators -- proving an additional resource to procure flexibility services from, helping to address system constraints and bring down service costs; and,Suppliers -- proving an additional resource to manage energy balance and to offset network charges for customers through DSO/ESO revenue streams."
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Added to Database 01/11/23