Enhanced reactive power service (ERPS)

The enhanced reactive power service (ERPS) is suitable for generators who can provide reactive power over and above the Grid Code and obligatory reactive power service (ORPS) requirements. On this page, you can find out about the route to market.

ERPS provides a route to market for operators of a plant or apparatus that can generate or absorb reactive power but that aren’t required to provide the ORPS.

ERPS can be provided alongside other balancing services.

Any site that has plant or apparatus that can absorb or inject reactive power can provide ERPS. This could be from synchronised plant that provides ORPS and would like to provide a level of voltage support that is above the minimum requirements.

It could also be provided by any other site that has the ability to generate or absorb reactive power.