Flexible Generation provides an essential service to National Grid in helping balance the UK power market and refers to dispatchable power generation that operates only for short periods, to cover:
- demand variability
- intermittency of renewable generation and;
- to maintain security of supply
The government estimates that 2-3GW of fast-responding flexible gas plants will be required for the UK power system during the next two decades.
Foresight is actively supporting this shift by managing, funding and owning three operational Flexible Generation assets with aggregate generating capacity of 26MW.