National Grid Scheme

Why Join the Scheme

National Grid offers energy intensive companies the potential to earn extra income from their assets by adjusting power consumption in real-time. Why does it do this? Well, National Grid has statutory responsibilities in UK to the safe operation of the electricity grid which should operate between 49.5 and 50.5 Hertz. As such, it encourages intensive energy users to participate in grid balancing schemes.


significant financial benefits

The financial and operational benefits for participating companies can be very significant, with sums of up to £70,000 achievable for every megawatt (MW) of average onsite energy consumption saved. This is in return for around six (on average) ‘turn-down’ events per year, lasting for a maximum of 30 minutes each.


Participation makes sense

These no-risk mechanisms are good news for industry and energy intensive commercial businesses. They offer a generous, long-term additional income stream to companies that are willing to participate.

  •          No down-time
  •          Complete flexibility
  •          No risk to operations
  •          Operational constraints are always maintained
  •          You stay in control


How the Scheme Works

We connect your facility to the National Grid Schemes and deliver you a monthly revenue within 4 weeks.

  • Receive a payment to be available to meet unscheduled energy peaks on the grid
  • Turn down part of your consumption ~10 times a year for 30 min
  • The availability Fee £/MW/h is paid against the Metered Demand



To participate in these long-term lucrative schemes, you need a platform that fits the requirements of National Grid. Our market-leading Energy Connect platform - which benefits from 40 man-years development - connects your assets direct to National Grid’s premium revenue schemes. We take care of the necessary hardware and software installation, as well as the online monitoring and reaction systems, and the day-to-day running of the system. All of this is offered without any capex requirement.



The latest opportunity for large energy users is Dynamic Firm Frequency Response – a new demand side response scheme operated by National Grid launched in June 2016. New Dynamic Firm Frequency Response from National Grid relies on complex control and fast response.


Brakes Group

GridBeyond’s platform connects our facilities to National Grid, manages and monitors our energy for Scheme participation, and delivers us a monthly Revenue
Managing Director, Brakes Group