Dynamic Containment

Dynamic Containment (DC) is designed to operate post-fault, i.e. for deployment after a significant frequency deviation in order to meet our most immediate need for faster-acting frequency response.

Currently, the electricity system is experiencing lower inertia and larger, more numerous losses than ever before. Faster acting frequency response products are needed because system frequency is moving away from 50Hz more rapidly as a consequence of imbalances.

Over the next few years, the ESO aims to deliver a new suite of faster-acting frequency response services to support our operations as the electricity system is decarbonised and to ensure that these new services enable a level playing field for all technologies. Dynamic Containment is the first of our new end-state services that we will be releasing to mitigate this risk.

 

Questions

If you have any questions regarding Dynamic Containment, in the first instance please take a look at our FAQ document (the document will appear in your downloads folder).

Alternatively, please contact the team for any queries at: [email protected] 

 

New providers

If you are a new provider, please review the DC Participation Guidance Document in the 'How to participate' tab, in the 'Legal documents' section for details on how to join the service. If you have any questions, please contact the team at: [email protected]

 

The two other services in Response Reform

Visit the Dynamic Moderation page

Visit the Dynamic Regulation page

Data Concentrator

Data Concentrator information can be found here

Performance monitoring

To support the DC performance monitoring data upload process, we have published the DM/DR/DC Performance Monitoring CSV template that is expected to be transferred to our data concentrator API by DC providers. To receive the relevant technical connectivity documents for this service, please contact: [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding performance monitoring connectivity, in the first instance please take a look at our DC Performance Monitoring Connectivity FAQ document.

Latest update:

We have uploaded the webinar slides and FAQ from the performance monitoring webinar held on 24 March 2022. The webinar recording can be found here and the rest of the content can be found in the document library below.

 

New providers

If you are a new provider, please review the DC Participation Guidance Document in the 'Legal documents' section for details on how to join the service. If you have any questions, please contact the team at: [email protected]

 

Legal documents