National Grid: Future of balancing services consultation

NOTE: This is not a job opportunity posting, this is a chance for members to give feedback on recently published material.

If you would like to give feedback on the published document, contact:

box.futureofbalancingservices@nationalgrid.com

National Grid, Great Britain’s Electricity Transmission System Operator has published a 44 page interactive online consultation document giving information about National Grid’s view of the UK’s future system needs and to consult on how National Grid may best facilitate the evolution of future balancing services markets.

The Consultation sets out National Grid’s System Needs over the next five years and explains their view of what is needed to meet those needs. It goes on to ask the market for ideas on how to simplify and evolve the present balancing services systems. Chapter One considers System Inertia and Rate of Change of Frequency, Frequency Response, Reserve, Reactive Power and Black start. Chapter Two reflects on existing products, discusses possible simplification of existing markets and sets out a future vision.

The Consultation will report back in September 2017 when they will also set out a timeline to implement their proposed strategy.

Full details and register for updates here.

For further information contact:

Michelle T Davies
International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability
michelletdavies@eversheds-sutherland.com 
Tel:+44 292 047 7553Michael Grimes
Partner
michaelgrimes@eversheds-sutherland.com
Tel:+44 113 200 4796