ESO

  • Media Mentions

    The Guardian | British coal plants fired up to meet temporary electricity shortfall

    Britain has fired up some of its last remaining coal power plants to help keep the lights on. This was as the country’s wind turbines slowed over a few days and the demand for electricity rises. The electricity system operator said that the UK still had enough electricity to meet demand....

  • Media Mentions

    Smart Energy International | Uptake of Time of Use tariffs still low, but set to increase

    Research from our ‘Connected homes insight service’ has found both suppliers and consumers have made tentative steps to explore Time of Use tariffs. However, adoption of these tariffs is anecdotally low at the moment. Additionally, ambitious innovation and uptake have been held back by slow industry processes and understandable consumer...

  • Media Mentions

    ECAtoday | National grid turns to batteries

    Between June and August 2020, the National Grid Electricity System Operator’s (ESO) reliance on battery storage to balance the grid rose by 150 per cent. The figures from our report, also show that the use of gas reciprocating engines increased by 338 per cent, the use of aggregated units increased...

  • Press Releases

    Batteries see 149% increase in Balancing Mechanism activity

    Research from Cornwall Insight highlights that there are significant changes in the technology type that has been providing balancing actions to the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), with activity from newer asset types seeing the greatest year-on-year increase. Accepted volumes in the Balancing Mechanism (BM) from identified batteries, gas...