Elexon’s response to the ENA’s consultation on the Open Networks Project 2020 Workplan
In our response, we note that consistency of processes across distribution regions will be key to unlocking the potential of flexibility. We believe that provision for spending is essential to establishing the flexibility value stack, and that the findings from the Open Networks project should be presented as a case for funding in the RIIO-ED2 price control. With regard to the 2020 work focus, we believe that the Open Networks project is best utilised to develop solutions to problems which cannot be solved by competitive market solutions or have other existing solutions within the industry. We also suggest that there may be a case for a single, combined, independently-produced Future Energy Scenarios document, to avoid an ever-increasing number of separate documents.