The ESO Balancing Market Review reports look at trends in the Balancing Markets and key drivers of cost in the balancing mechanism.

It covers the work led by the ESO market monitoring team including a review of market activity from September 2021 to 2022 and the Balancing Market Review report understanding the drivers of cost across winter 2021.

The Balancing Market review reports set out the scope of the external review carried out by Frontier Economics, working with Lane Clark & Peacock and Cornwall Insight and a summary of the key findings before discussing next steps and how we propose to address the issues raised.

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Balancing Market Review

You can use the links below to download ESO market review reports including the Balancing Market Review reports and the Market Monitoring Review report.

Market Monitoring 12 Month Review 

Balancing Market Review Report   

Frontier Economics Report

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