Demand response service’s activation more probable, conditions tight

Power grid operator IPTO’s two final demand response auctions for the year, scheduled for December 29 and 30 and to concern the time period between January 1 and March 31, 2021, will be staged amid tight market conditions that resemble those of the country’s supply security crisis in 2017, making the operator’s activation of the demand-response mechanism, a key energy-saving tool for the industrial sector, more probable.

Major-scale electricity consumers such as industrial enterprises are compensated when the TSO (IPTO) asks them to shift their energy usage (lower or stop consumption) during high-demand peak hours, so as to balance the electricity system’s needs.

Capacities totaling 800 MW will be offered at the two upcoming demand response auctions, equally divided into 400-MW amounts for the two sessions.