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National Grid secures 3.58GW of back-up generation for next winter

National Grid secures 3.58GW of back-up generation for next winter


The system operator announced on Friday 4 December that it was to award Supplemental Balancing Reserve (SBR) contracts with a total de-rated capacity of 3.58GW for winter 2016-17. The tender round closed on 30 November; a total of 18 tenders were received from seven companies; these represented 11 different power stations offering 6.4GW of capacity––of which 5.8GW is not currently available in the market. National Grid also considered tender roll-over options from existing 2015-16 contract holders.

 

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