Independent aggregators and access to the energy market – Ofgem’s view

Publication date
24th July 2017
Information types
Policy areas

The responses to the Smart, Flexible Energy System - a call for evidence showed wide support for independent aggregators to be able to access electricity markets directly.

In recent years, independent aggregators have delivered a significant share of aggregated flexibility in markets they could access. Given this and our wider research, we consider independent aggregator access to additional markets can deliver benefits to the consumer, subject to careful design of arrangements. 

This letter explains our views following analysis and consultation. Our intention here is to guide industry’s thinking around the design of market arrangements to accommodate independent aggregators in energy markets.

We focus on the following areas:

  • access
  • measurement
  • cost reflective pricing 
  • balancing responsibility and delivery risk