Capacity reserve services

Earn revenues using your on-site energy assets.

What are capacity reserve services?

When forecasted electricity demand increases, or a power station shuts down unexpectedly, System Operators turn to reserve supplies to make up the shortfall. These reserve supplies can be the most polluting and expensive power stations on the grid, used only as a last resort.

Demand response provides a cleaner, more cost effective alternative to these polluting power stations. Commercial and Industrial sites are called upon to either turn down their electricity demand or switch to backup, on-site generation during periods of peak demand. KiWi Power aggregrates this supply providing vital power back to the grid on behalf of System Operators. 

Why should businesses participate?

  • Sites are paid for participating in programmes generating new and lucrative revenue streams and cost savings using existing on-site energy assets.

  • These programmes are characterised by the longer reaction times for assets to respond and are often favoured for this reason

  • A wide range of existing on-site assets to participate including chillers, air conditioning units, lighting, fans, pumps, combined heading and power systems (CHPs), diesel generators.

What are the options?

In the UK, commercial and industrial sites can participate in various programmes including:

   •     Capacity Market (CM) – What do businesses need to know? 

   •     Short Term Operating Reserve, or STOR –How does it work?


​How can you benefit?

Our clients are using assets like chillers, air conditioning units, lighting, fans, pumps, combined heading and power systems (CHPs), diesel generators and much more to:

  • Generate recurring income throughout the year by participating.
  • ​Offset energy costs and fund other sustainability initiatives.
  • Take advantage of our free smart meter to get unparalleled energy consumption insights, improve green credentials and meet mandatory reporting requirements.




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What makes us different?

A programme to suit you.

One provider for all grid balancing solutions.

Unrivalled industry expertise.

Leading industry and complex site experience.

True innovation.

Award-winning technology, always innovating.

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