Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, through its local subsidiary Enel X Polska, was awarded 696 MW of demand response (DR) capacity to be delivered in 2024 in Poland’s Capacity Market
- Enel X maintains its demand response (DR) market leadership position in the Polish Capacity Market with 595 MW secured for delivery in 2025
- With this result, Polish commercial and industrial businesses that participate in Enel X’s DR portfolio can now secure revenue through 2025.
Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X, said: “We are delighted to extend both our market leadership and the revenue opportunity for our existing and new customers yet another year with this recent award. Already over 140 Polish commercial and industrial businesses across a wide variety of sectors trust Enel X to help them access and maximize this market opportunity, and we look forward to welcoming more into our portfolio. Equally, we are excited to remain a critical support of the Polish grid system as it transitions to the future.”
Enel X has provided DR services to the Polish market since 2017. Since then, the share of DR as a system resource is growing to nearly 4% in peak demand in 2024-2025. Enel X recently reapproved DR as a reliable resource, now to the Polish grid system, passing the first-ever Capacity Market performance test with its portfolio of over 140 customers as part of preparation for the 2021 launch.
DR is a cost-effective measure for meeting growing electricity demand through the more efficient use of existing energy infrastructure. DR programs leverage the flexible power consumption of commercial and industrial business to help bolster the security of the national power supply. These programs pay participants a remuneration for their availability to response to a rare grid system emergency. DR also helps facilitate the integration of renewable generation onto electricity grids.
Enel X holds the leading position in DR programs globally, with over 6 GW of capacity currently managed in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania.