Decision for amendment to the Terms and Conditions related to Balancing in relation to proposed Balancing Reserve Service


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On 8 December 2023, we received a proposal from the Electricity System Operator (“ESO”) to make amendments to the national terms and conditions related to balancing (“T and C”) required by Article 18 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 establishing a guideline on electricity balancing , as amended by the Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (Markets and Trading) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the “EBGL Regulation”). This relates to the addition of the service conditions for a proposed new balancing service, Balancing Reserve (“BR”).

This letter sets out our decision to approve the ESO's proposal to have the BR Service Terms and BR Procurement Rules form part of the T and C pursuant to Article 18 of the EBGL Regulation and highlights any necessary next steps.