Through Power Responsive we have set out a collaborative 2025 vision for a consumer-empowered electrified future.

We’re moving from a world where energy flows in a linear fashion from a generator through transmission and distribution networks to homes and businesses, to energy flowing in many different directions. This will require us to be much more flexible in the way that we operate and balance the system.

These changes mean that a huge opportunity has opened up for people and companies to have much greater control over their electricity use: via smarter technologies, digitalisation and access to real time data; as customers produce power themselves, to use onsite and/or export to the grid; and with the commercialisation of electricity storage.

Customers can reduce their costs and generate revenues by playing an active part in the electricity system. The market is ready.

John Pettigrew
Chief Executive, National Grid