BSUoS

  • Media Mentions

    Power Technology | UK energy balancing charges increase amid Covid-19 lockdown

    Lee Drummee Analyst at Cornwall Insight featured on Power Technology discussing the effects of fall in energy demand, caused by the UK Covid-19 lockdown on the Balancing Mechanism. He explained that the fall in energy demand because of the Covid-19 lockdown was always expected to increase the £/MWh rate of...

  • Press Releases

    Cornwall Insight comments on the increase in BSUoS charges

    The effects of the fall in energy demand due to the COVID-19 lockdown accompanied with a high penetration of renewables on the transmission system has seen the activity on the Balancing Mechanism (BM) increase. This increase in accepted volume on the BM is reflected in BSUoS charges. The average half-hourly...

  • Press Releases

    Non-energy charges set to rise due to falling energy demand

    As a result of the government-imposed lockdown energy demand for power has fallen dramatically, declining by 0.10TWh against March 2019. Research from Cornwall Insight predicts that if this 0.10TWh decline is maintained across the originally announced three-week lockdown, the aggregate impact of this daily decline across this period would be...

  • Press Releases

    Network charging could dampen renewables optimism in Northern Scotland

    Northern Scotland is home to a significant proportion of GB renewables, mainly onshore wind capacity. The region is likely to be a leader in new capacity developments too, with 800MW of Remote Island Wind (RIW) projects looking to develop in the Scottish Isles under the Contract for Difference (CfD) scheme....

  • Press Releases

    The full potential of the “Western Bootstrap” has yet to be realised

    The Western Link HVDC, aka “Western Bootstrap”, a 2,200MW, £1bn transmission cable was built to help the UK manage the changing nature of energy production. However, since commissioning commenced in December 2017, the cable has experienced its third unplanned outage, with the most recent issue occurring on 6 April. The...