Flexibility (demand side response)

Flexibility (demand side response) is the ability to increase or decrease the output of operating technologies and energy sources, or shifting the electricity consumption of a delivery point through battery storage in real time. The goal of this flexibility is to reduce the load on the transmission system. It helps balance peaks (peak shaving) and shift loads (load shifting), which represents additional income for delivery points from providing uncertified ancillary services.

Flexibility plays a key role in the transition to a low-carbon energy system with a higher share of renewable energy sources. It enables efficient management of electricity consumption and production, thus contributing to the stability and sustainability of the energy system.