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National Grid Demand Side Balancing Reserve

In response to national Grid’s final proposals consultation on Demand Side Balancing Reserve and Supplemental Balancing Reserve, Energy UK said:

“National Grid’s proposals for additional balancing services have the well intentioned aim of ensuring the UK has enough electricity supply over the next few years. This would bring some gas plants out of mothball, prevent others from closing, and could reduce the demand for electricity at peak times. As Energy UK detailed in our original response, National Grid need to carefully tailor these services to ensure that that they do not distort the market or interfere with the capacity market when it arrives.”

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