FLEXITRICITY, a company specialising in demand response in energy distribution, has expanded into a new office near Edinburgh Castle.

Founded in 2004 by Alastair Martin, before being acquired by Swiss group Alpiq, Flexitricity technology is able to balance supply and demand across its network of energy partners, including commerical and manufacturing businesses.

The company works with National Grid to provide extra reserve to the network during times of peak demand by using a fully automated system connected to partners’ electricity assets.

Ron Ramage, chief executive, Flexitricity, said that it was a proud moment to see the company move into its new office: “Although we are seeing some challenges within the demand response industry, there is also significant opportunity.”