System restoration services open to smaller generators

A wider pool of energy generators can now be called upon to re-energise the grid in the event of partial or complete shutdown. It comes after Ofgem approved a code modification proposal by the Electricity System Operator (ESO) to “provide greater robustness to the system through additional resilience and protection measures and provide additional measures to restore the system in the event of a partial or total shutdown”. In particular, the change provides “opportunities to smaller embedded parties who traditionally would not have been able to participate in system restoration or defence activities”.

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