Ofgem gives final go-ahead to fixed balancing charges

Ofgem has given final approval to a code modification that will replace variable Balancing Service Use of System (BSUoS) charges with flat fees that are fixed in advance. The charges currently vary between each half-hour settlement period based on the costs incurred by National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) to balance supply and demand on the power grid, meaning they are highly volatile and difficult to predict.

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