Energy Networks Association suggests fast-tracking flexible energy projects

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has outlined plans to make it easier for flexible energy projects to connect to the grid in a new consultation on Application Interactivity and Connection Queue Management.

Published on 31 July, as part of the ENA’s Open Networks Project, the consultation made a series of proposals, such as modernising the connections queue; standardising processes across all network operators; and allowing applications to be moved up and down the queue dependent on network need and capacity. The latter, it said, would bring more clean energy into the system by enabling flexibility markets and creating a greater number of dynamic energy networks.

With interactivity and queue management a fundamental part of how the future smart grid will operate, the ENA explained, that by having an industry-wide policy, networks will be able to create a clear and transparent experience for customers.

The consultation will run until 25 September.