Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Dispute Resolution

In this section you can find out about our process for dealing with certain disputes between National Grid Electricity Transmission plc (NGET) and participants in the Capacity Market (CM) and Contracts for Difference (CfD).

Ofgem’s role in resolving disputes

NGET, as the delivery body for EMR, is responsible for making a number of decisions on the CM and CfD. Some of the decisions NGET make are reviewable, in that the appellant can ask NGET to look again at a decision if it thinks it is wrong (a Tier 1 dispute). Following a Tier 1 review, where NGET upholds its original decision, the appellant can ask us to consider NGET’s decision and make a determination (a Tier 2 dispute).

A Tier 2 dispute should be made by submitting an appeal notice to Ofgem. Any dispute must be made within five working days of receiving notice of NGET’s Tier 1 dispute decision (note that ‘working days’ end at 5pm). Please see the Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 and the Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014 for further information.

Making an appeal to Ofgem

If you wish to appeal against a decision relating to the CM or CfD, follow the steps outlined in Applying for an EMR Tier 2 dispute.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 22nd Sep 2017
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
The EMR dispute resolution guidance describes our process for determining disputes between NGET and participants in the capacity market and CfD mechanisms.

  • Published: 20th Apr 2017
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
SOEMRDRIt Direction issued pursuant to paragraph 4L.6 of Special Condition 4L (EMR Dispute Resolution Incentive) of National Grid Electricity Transmission plc’s Electricity Transmission Licence in relation to the EMR Dispute Resolution Incentive.

  • Published: 4th Jan 2017
  • Decisions
  • 21 Associated documents
Details of determinations made by Ofgem in relation to EMR Tier 2 disputes raised by applicants or participants .

  • Published: 20th Nov 2015
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
SOEMRDRIt Direction issued pursuant to paragraph 4L.6 of Special Condition 4L (EMR Dispute Resolution Incentive) of National Grid Electricity Transmission plc’s Electricity Transmission Licence in relation to the EMR Dispute Resolution Incentive.

  • Published: 13th Oct 2014
  • Guidance
  • 3 Associated documents
Information on how to submit an EMR Tier 2 dispute, with application forms for Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market appeal notices.

  • Published: 29th Aug 2014
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
The Electricity Market Reform dispute resolution guidance describes our process for determining disputes between National Grid and participants in the Capacity Market and Contracts for Difference mechanisms.

  • Published: 28th Aug 2014
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
The Electricity Market Reform dispute resolution guidance describes our process for determining disputes between National Grid and participants in the capacity market and contracts for difference mechanisms.

  • Published: 27th Jun 2014
  • Closed: 24th Jul 2014
  • Consultations and responses
  • 11 Associated documents
This document describes our process for determining disputes between National Grid Electricity Transmission plc (NGET) and participants in the Capacity Market and Contracts for Difference mechanisms.