Chart of the week | Wider Access: BM sees annual increase in smaller participants

In recent years National Grid ESO’s Wider Access programme has rolled out several measures to support the entry of smaller and non-traditional participants into the Balancing Mechanism (BM).

This ‘Chart of the week’ looks at the level of new entry into the BM over the past year. Specifically, it looks at new entry from smaller providers across battery storage, gas reciprocating engines and aggregated units, with these technology types being increasing used by the ESO to balance the system.

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