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National Grid confirms winter capacity margins secured by contingency services

National Grid confirms winter capacity margins secured by contingency services


With the acquisition of contingency balancing services, the electricity de-rated capacity margin for winter 2016-17 will stand at 5.5% (2.9GW), National Grid announced in its Winter Consultation 2016 report. Published on Friday 8 July, the report also revealed that without the contingency services, the de-rated capacity margin would have fallen to 0.1%, with a loss of load expectation of 13.7 hours/ year. The system operator also said it anticipated a wide range of sources to guarantee security of gas supplies. Cordi O’Hara director, UK System Operator said: “We are confident that we have taken the appropriate steps to support the operation of the electricity system while continuing to ensure value for money for consumers.”

 

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