Auction Trial for Frequency Response - Webinar
We are developing a trial of a weekly cleared price auction for a defined volume of our frequency response requirement. This trial will look at testing a number of improvements and new areas of functionality, which will increase market transparency and lower barriers to entry for new providers. We held a webinar on 27th September to provide more detail to the market on how the auction platform will operate.
Watch the webinar presentation here
Click here to download the current Q & A document.
Consultation on Exclusivity Clauses
In the Product Roadmap for Frequency Response and Reserve, we committed to publish and consult industry on revised exclusivity clauses within balancing services contracts. These clauses place restrictions on what other commercial services, such as those to DNOs, can be provided by parties who are contracted to provide balancing services to the ESO. This review is also an important element of the Energy Networks Association Open Networks Project, which is facilitating the emergence of Distribution System Operator (DSO) models.
The consultation is open until 26 October 2018.
Download the consultation letter
We received 14 responses to our consultation, and the feedback will be taken forward through the Open Networks Workstream 1A (http://tinyurl.com/yyff2asu). We have also created a matrix of stackable balancing services in our interactive guidance document here https://www.nationalgrideso.com/balancing-services.
Performance Monitoring Policy
As part of the Product Roadmap for Frequency Response and Reserve, we committed to reviewing our policy for testing and performance monitoring of balancing services.
Download the Policy
Update on Auction Trial
We are going to run a trial to test procurement of a volume of our frequency response requirement next year. The following letter sets out some of the detail in advance of a webinar at the end of September.
Download the Auction Trial letter
Wider Access to the Balancing Mechanism Roadmap
Our Wider Access to the Balancing Mechanism (BM) Roadmap sets out the commitments and actions to improve existing BM entry routes and create a new route to market. We hope this document will help interested parties understand what they can do now and when specific barriers to entry will be removed.
Download the Wider Access to the Balancing Mechanism Roadmap
Transmission thermal constraints information note
Our information note provides detail on how we manage thermal constraints on the electricity transmission system currently and how we plan to manage these constraints in future. We also share information on trials with Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to enable distributed energy resources to provide thermal constraint management services.
Download the thermal constraints information note
Product Roadmap for restoration
Our Product Roadmap for restoration sets out the commitments and actions to improve transparency around Black Start services and to remove barriers to entry to allow improved market access to a broader range of potential participants.
Download the Product Roadmap for restoration
Product Roadmap for reactive power
Our Product Roadmap for reactive power provides greater clarity on our service requirements and our plans to work more closely with our industry partners to improve the shorter term market for reactive power.
Download the Product Roadmap for reactive power