Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS)

Market-leading Fast Frequency Response Services

Access the quickest and most lucrative Demand Side market products

Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) involves fast and short changes in electricity use to keep the electrical frequency of the power grid close to 50Hz. This helps to maintain stable operation of the grid and prevent power outages.

The faster participants in FCAS can react to grid power system needs, the more they can earn. Our market-leading Fast Frequency Response technology, VIO Link, reduces the time it takes your equipment to respond to power system requirements from minutes to milliseconds by monitoring the state of the grid 8,000 times per second.

Choosing VIOTAS means your business can access the fastest and most lucrative market products and futureproof against greater frequency response performance requirements.

VIOTAS can provide both FCAS Raise (reduction in electricity use) and FCAS Lower (increase in electricity use) to our customers, depending on the type of equipment present at the site.

Not only are you adding an additional revenue stream to your bottom line, you are helping to grow sustainable and renewable energy usage across the grid and supporting your green credentials.

FCAS

How it works

Our specialist team will expertly plan, implement, roll-out and support your participation in the electricity market.

Phase 1

VIOTAS onboards and tests your suitable sites.


Our expert team will onboard and test your sites with minimal interruption.​

Phase 2

Join the energy market and play your part in supporting renewable energy.


When the grid requires Demand or Frequency Response support, VIOTAS enables your sites to participate.

Phase 3

Get paid for supporting the grid in times of need.​


Monthly payments with no CAPEX or OPEX investments.

24/7 Support

Fully Managed

Fast Response

Revenue

Improved Reporting

Examples of how our customers participate

Mining & Quarrying

Mining & Quarrying

  • Motors
  • Fans
  • Kilns
Data Centres

Data Centres

  • Backup Generators
  • UPSs
Cold Store

Cold Store

  • Refrigeration
  • Compressors
Metal

Metal

  • Furnaces
  • Smelters
  • Induction Heaters
Agri-tech

Agri-tech

  • Backup Generators
  • Non-critical Loads
Food & Dairy

Food & Dairy

  • Compressors
  • Chillers
  • WWTP
Water Treatment

Water Treatment

  • Pumps
  • Aerators
Irrigation

Irrigation

  • Pumps
  • Backup Generators

Find out if your business is a fit for FCAS

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