Obligatory reactive power service (ORPS)
The obligatory reactive power service (ORPS) is the provision of varying reactive power output. At any given output generators may be requested to produce or absorb reactive power to help manage system voltages close to its point of connection. All generators covered by the requirements of the Grid Code are required to have the capability to provide reactive power.
This is a mandatory service for large generators and therefore there is no tender process.
Providers will be advised during their connection compliance process what is required from them and the process to set up and put in place a mandatory services agreement (MSA).