Balancing Mechanism Service

  • Press Releases

    Batteries see 149% increase in Balancing Mechanism activity

    Research from Cornwall Insight highlights that there are significant changes in the technology type that has been providing balancing actions to the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), with activity from newer asset types seeing the greatest year-on-year increase. Accepted volumes in the Balancing Mechanism (BM) from identified batteries, gas...

  • Media Mentions

    Power Technology | Balancing charges and lockdown

    Lee Drummee Analyst at Cornwall Insight featured on Power Technology discussing the effects of fall in energy demand, caused by the UK Covid-19 lockdown on the Balancing Mechanism. He explained that the fall in energy demand because of the Covid-19 lockdown was always expected to increase the £/MWh rate of...

  • Press Releases

    Cornwall Insight comments on £51mn cost to balance the electricity system over the Bank Holiday

    The Bank Holiday (23-24 May) saw the UK experience warm yet windy weather. Coupled with the significantly low levels of energy demand observed during the lockdown, it is no surprise that the level of activity from National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) to turn down generation was high. As a...