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Issue 416 | Capacity Assessment Report

Issue 416 | Capacity Assessment Report

Adam Boorman Adam Boorman Consultant

Ofgem report to secretary of stateElectricity Capacity Assessment Report 2014 3 July 2014 Ofgem issued its 2014 Electricity Capacity Assessment Report on 30 June. The report examines risks to electricity security of supply over the winter 2014-15 to 2018-19. Since the 2013 assessment two new National Grid balancing measures, the Demand-side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) and Supplemental Balancing Reserve (SBR), have been introduced. In addition to this the government has confirmed its plans to introduce the Capacity Market to reduce risks to security of supply in the medium and long term. The report notes that without these new measures the outlook for security of supply would be ...

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