Restoration Services

Restoration (formerly known as Black Start) is the process used to restore power in the event of a total or partial shutdown of the national electricity transmission system. 

Please be aware we have published our consultation on the Implementation of the ESRS (Electricity System Restoration Standard) . A link to this is below and all responses should be sent to [email protected] by no later than 10 December 2021.

Please also note we have published our consultation on the Assurance Framework as part of the ESO Licence condition. This consultation shall also last for 30 days like the ESRS consultation and closes on the 17 December 2021. Please send all responses to [email protected]

10.11.2021 ESRS Implementation Consultation

19.11.2021 Assurance Framework Consultation

It is possible to provide other balancing services, as long as doing so does not interfere with your ability to deliver restoration services.

We will consider the provision of a service from any provider that can meet the technical requirements of the service.

If you are interested in providing this to us, please contact us.