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10/06/2021

SSEN Seek 'Flexibility To The Electricity Network'

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Renewable energy and 'demand connection' providers are being urged to join Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution's upcoming webinar to learn more about how they can help support the delivery of a low-carbon, smarter energy system in and around Montrose.

SSEN has identified a section of its network in the Logie Pert and St Cyrus areas around Montrose that can benefit from the adoption of flexible services, known as Constraint Managed Zones (CMZ).

The flexible services, from renewable energy generators and battery storage facilities, can:

• Opt-in to being paid to provide power to support SSEN's network to prevent overloading of assets, or during maintenance and faults on the network to reduce the reliance on fossil fuel-based energy generation

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• These service providers can also opt-in to be paid to turn down their electricity demand to support SSEN's network operations

At the webinar, on 18 June, SSEN's team will give an overview of CMZs and also provide information on the company's procurement process.

SSEN is also setting up CMZ locations in its operating region across central southern England, and interested providers are welcome to join the webinar to get further information regarding CMZs in general.

Alex Howison, Flexible Solutions Manager at SSEN Distribution, said: "Our ambition is to increase flexibility across our electricity networks, delivering cost-effective solutions and significant carbon reductions to help meet the UK's climate action commitments.

"At the same time as we continue to develop a smarter, more flexible, energy system to support the UK's net zero ambitions, our customers and communities also have opportunities to play an active role in the country's energy system.

"I'd encourage anyone interested in providing flexibility services to join the webinar where our teams will provide further information on the opportunities available to get involved."

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