Throughout August, almost all of National Grid ESO’s performance indicators showed it falling below expectations.
Renewable generation was up 32% year-on-year during Q2 2020, as the COVID-19 lockdown made Britain’s electricity ‘cleaner and cheaper, but harder to control’.
Ofgem is evaluating it balancing costs system after costs rose by 39% during lockdown.
For the first time ever, more electricity came from renewables than fossil fuels throughout the whole of Q1 2020.
SSE Generation has put in a request to National Grid ESO to defer the additional Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS) costs caused by COVID-19.
Five companies are to provide National Grid ESO with inertia without the need to simultaneously provide electricity.
SSE's Distributed Energy arm is launching an energy as a service platform in a "landmark" partnership with Smarter Grid Solutions.
National Grid has set live a new platform for ancillary services, coming as part of a much larger plan to modernise its grid management toolkit.
Ofgem warns over slowing decarbonisation as regulator pays out second-highest system balancing costs
Decarbonisation of the UK’s energy supply is slowing, Ofgem has warned, while the cost of balancing the UK’s power system spiked to its second-highest ever in 2017/18.