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  • Future of Balancing Services

  • Welcome to the Future of Balancing Services webpage.

    As the UK moves to a low-carbon economy, the way we operate the electricity system is evolving. A smart, flexible system that makes the best use of all the energy resources available will enable us to meet our customers’ needs in a balanced, efficient and economical way.

    Our aim is to create balancing services markets that meet our changing system needs and in which all technology types can compete on a level playing field.  To achieve this we will provide market information that plainly sets out our needs, simplify our products to create transparency and ensure routes to market for all participants.

    This webpage will be a hub for publishing updates on services and system needs as we progress. To be kept informed of these updates please sign up to our mailing list using the form below. 

    As always, we are keen to understand your views. You can get in touch with us to provide your thoughts and feedback at: box.futureofbalancingservices@nationalgrid.com


  • Ambition

    Our Ambition will set our high level plan of how we will work with the industry to ensure efficient and economic balancing services markets. This document will be published in June 2017.




  • System Needs and Product Strategy

    System Needs and Product Strategy will provide more information on our future system needs and consult on how we can best facilitate the evolution of balancing services markets. This document will be published in June 2017.