Factories Set to Take on U.K. Power Plants With Flexible Demand

  • Flexibility seen more important than efficiency, Ofgem says
  • Demand-side response can be used for half of grid balancing

Having the flexibility to turn power use up and down may become a critical part of the U.K.’s electricity market, with factories and supermarkets set to replace big plants in the role of keeping the network balanced, according to Britain’s energy regulator.

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