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  • National Grid procures Balancing Services in order to balance demand and supply, and to ensure the security and quality of electricity supply across the GB transmission system. The linked page has details about the various services currently available.

  • Power Responsive is National Grid's framework for discussing, developing, and delivering demand side response initiatives. The project aims to get a large number of businesses involved and bring demand side response to scale. The linked site has information about the Power Responsive Steering Group,...

  • UNC504 introduces a gas demand-side response (DSR) mechanism into the UNC. This mechanism allows large consumers to make gas available to National Grid at times of system stress. This follows Ofgem's approval of National Grids DSR methodology on 21 September 2015. The Authority approved this modifi...

    • Availability: Online
    • Record type: Policy milestone

  • Consultation that seeks views on aspects of Capacity Market policy design and the next steps for transitional arrangements.Consultation outcome published 19 January 2015

    • Availability: Online
    • Record type: Policy milestone

  • The National Grid Winter Review and Consultation Report presents a review of the security of supply in gas and electricity for the last winter. It also launches the industry consultation on the coming winter, to gather views looking ahead to next winter.

    • Availability: Online
    • Record type: Policy milestone

  • Haven Power has signed a deal with Thames Water to supply its electricity requirements in a deal worth more than £500mn over five years. There is an option for two further five-year renewals, which could increase the overall value of the contract to more than £1.5bn over 15 years. Haven, the UKs la...

    • Availability: Online
    • Record type: News Item

  • METER is a national research project to understand what we use electricity for. And anyone can take part. In this study the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) of the University of Oxford asks thousands of UK households to submit a one day record of their activities. During this day they als...

  • The book looks at the actual energy saving impacts of smart meters, the activities which constitute peak demand and the potential opportunities associated with European smart grids and Capacity Markets. This is the first book presenting comprehensive analysis of the impacts,...

  • The EDR pilot scheme will provide organisations with financial support to install more efficient electrical equipment which reduces their peak electricity demand. Were testing whether projects that deliver lasting electricity savings at peak times (in kW) - for example by replacing old bulbs with ...

  • The Royal Wedding resulted in a pick-up (surge in demand) of around 1.5 GW, as viewers tuned in, boiled kettles and opened fridges as the National Grid Control Rooms Twitter account helpfully informed me while I was reading around for this column...

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    • Record type: Article

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