We are becoming a separate company

In April 2019, the Electricity System Operator is becoming a separate company within the National Grid Group. Find out more about what this change will mean.

BM start up

The BM start up service gives us on-the-day access to additional generation. The service is open to any Balancing Mechanism (BM) participants who expect to be unavailable within BM timescales of 89 minutes.

The BM start up service is procured through generic contract terms but is a bilateral agreement between us and the generator containing the specific service parameters and service costs.