This website will be decommissioned soon. Our new UK website is now live in Beta.

Please take a look and let us know what you think.

BM Start Up



The BM Start-up Service gives National Grid on-the-day access to additional generation Balancing Mechanism Units (BMU's) that would not otherwise have run, and which could not be made available in Balancing Mechanism timescales due to their technical characteristics and associated lead-times. The service contains two elements, BMU Start-Up and Hot Standby.