Consultation on the Inflexible Offers Licence Condition

  • Upcoming
  • Open
  • Closed (awaiting decision)
  • Closed (with decision)

Publication date

Closed date

Industry sector

Generation and Wholesale Market

Today we are proposing to introduce a new licence condition called the Inflexible Offers Licence Condition (IOLC). The new licence condition will prohibit generators from obtaining excessive benefit from offers in the Balancing Mechanism when their units are operated inflexibly in a manner that limits their responsiveness to market and system conditions. In addition to protecting consumers from the high balancing costs witnessed in recent years we anticipate that the IOLC will further encourage investment in new flexible production and demand side response.

This consultation draws on responses to our recent Call for Input from November 2022. The responses have now been published as an addendum to the Call for Input publication.

Respond name

Robin Dunne

Respond email

Main document