Balancing Services Contract Enactment

National Grid ESO procures balancing service contracts to balance demand and supply and to ensure the security and quality of electricity supply across Britain's transmission system. For some of the balancing services contracts which fall within trading timescales, (i.e. several days ahead to a couple of hours ahead) the trading team will evaluate all the possible balancing actions including trading and balancing services, and take the most cost-effective actions. If the balancing services contract provides the best solution, the contract will be enacted.


The balancing service contracts come in different shapes and forms. We are grouping some of the contract enactment here which typically has relative similar structure or price are fixed at the time of the decision. For example, it can be for constraint management in Scotland, or deliver reactive power requirement. Usually, the balancing service contract enactment doesn't have the physical exchange of power or energy, the balancing services contracts that are not enacted by trading team are not included here. Live data file is refreshed every ten minutes.

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Balancing Contract Enactment FY 23-24 CSV 4 minutes ago Download (CSV) view
Balancing Contract Enactment FY 22-23 CSV 9 months ago Download (CSV) view
Balancing Service Contract Enactment 21-22 (Pre June 2021) CSV 10 months ago Download (CSV) view
Balancing Contract Enactment FY 21-22 CSV 1 year ago Download (CSV) view
Temporary Update - Balancing Service Contract Enactment 20-21 CSV 1 year ago Download (CSV) view
Balancing Service Contract Enactment 20 - 21 CSV 1 year ago Download (CSV) view

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Date Created December 17, 2020 at 1:22 PM (UTC+00:00)
Rights National Grid ESO Open Data Licence
Status Live

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curl -L -s https://api.nationalgrideso.com/api/3/action/datapackage_show?id=balancing-services-contract-enactment | grep path

# Get resources

curl -L https://api.nationalgrideso.com/datastore/dump/3ca7b6d5-d211-479f-8d5f-4bca92add3c9

curl -L https://api.nationalgrideso.com/datastore/dump/ed753a4b-1b8c-4b07-9997-b5c0e09da041

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curl -L https://api.nationalgrideso.com/dataset/1a03230c-94c6-4816-bb93-e4450f31aa17/resource/011c92ba-60dd-43ff-a320-f2266828b57b/download/balancing-1.csv

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