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  • Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) Tender Documentation

  • Demand Side Balancing Reserve is a new service designed to support National Grid in balancing the system in the unlikely event that there is insufficient capacity in the market to meet demand. The service is targeted commercial and industrial energy consumers who volunteer to reduce demand between 4 and 8 pm on winter weekday evening in return for a payment. Demand reduction can be delivered by reducing/shifting load, by running on site backup generation or by running small embedded generators. Payment can be up to £16,000 per MW of capability (relative to sustainable duration tendered), and up to £15,000 per MW of demand reduction that is actually delivered when called. DSBR is designed as a further stimulus to the growing demand side market, and can be provided directly to National Grid or via a number of Aggregators who are engaged in the scheme. Potential service providers are invited to tender for the provision of DSBR in accordance with the documentation below:

  • DSBR Tender 2016/17

  • 22 Aug 2016
    DSBR Industry Letter August 2016
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    18 Apr 2016
    DSBR Invitation to Tender Letter 2016-17
    191 KB

    18 Apr 2016
    DSBR Standard Contract Terms 16-17
    341 KB

    18 Apr 2016
    DSBR Service Description and Tender Process 2016 17
    179 KB

    18 Apr 2016
    DSBR Frequently Asked Questions v4_0
    628 KB

    18 Apr 2016
    DSBR Electronic Tender Portal Guidance v2_0 2016-17
    1586 KB

    18 Apr 2016
    DSBR Overview v6_0 2016-17
    423 KB

    18 Apr 2016
    DSBR Factsheet v3_0 2016-17
    211 KB

    18 Apr 2016
    Draft DSBR Procurement Methodology Feb 2016 tracked
    504 KB

    18 Apr 2016
    Draft DSBR Operational Methodology Feb 2016 tracked
    390 KB

  • DSBR Tender 2015/16 - Round 2

  • 13 Nov 2015
    DSBR 2015-16 Unit Composition Survey
    235 KB

    22 Jul 2015
    DSBR 201516 TR2 Market Information
    28 KB

    23 Mar 2015
    DSBR Validation Date Confirmation 2015-16 TR2
    115 KB

    02 Mar 2015
    DSBR Invitation to Tender Letter 2015-16 TR2
    134 KB

    02 Mar 2015
    DSBR - Standard Contract Terms 15-16 TR2
    353 KB

    02 Mar 2015
    DSBR Frequently Asked Questions v3_0
    446 KB

  • DSBR Tender 2015/16 - Round 1

  • Final DSBR 201516 TR1 Market Information - Final
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    DSBR 201516 TR1 Market Information - Indicative
    37 KB

    DSBR Invitation to Tender Letter - 2015-16 (TR1)
    140 KB

    DSBR - 2015-16 Standard Contract Terms
    309 KB

    DSBR Frequently Asked Questions v2_0
    451 KB

  • DSBR Tender 2014/15

  • DSBR 14-15 Unit Composition Survey
    235 KB

    DSBR 201415 Market Information
    23 KB

    DSBR 201415 Standard Contract Terms
    298 KB

    DSBR Invitation to Tender - now closed
    65 KB

    DSBR Service Description and Tender Process
    202 KB

    DSBR Tender Guidance Document
    1344 KB

    DSBR FAQs
    198 KB

    DSBR Draft Guidance Note
    162 KB