Ofgem response to publication of the final report of the second Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS) Task Force


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Industry sector

  • Distribution Network
  • Generation and Wholesale Market
  • Supply and Retail Market
  • Transmission Network

In November 2019, alongside our TCR Decision, we launched the second BSUoS Task Force to explore who should be liable for BSUoS charges and how these should be recovered.

At the end of September 2020, the second BSUoS Task Force published their final report. The key conclusions were that “Final Demand” should be liable for all BSUoS charges, and that these charges should be set in advance. The Task Force recommended that the total length of the fix and notice period should be around 14/15 months in length, and that BSUoS charges should be recovered on a volumetric basis. 

We have today published an open letter setting out our expectations on the BSUoS reforms and next steps.