Quick reserve - Technical Requirements

N.B these are draft technical requirements whilst we are engaging with industry on designing the new services. Service design and procurement strategy will be formalised through an EBR consultation.

Product Criteria


Minimum Capacity

1 MW

Time to Full Delivery

Providers must reach full activation within 1 minute from instruction

Maximum Activation Period

At least 15 minutes

Minimum Activation Period

Up to 5 minutes

Aggregation rules

Providers can aggregate units within a GSP Group

Dispatch Mechanism

BM – BOAs / Non-BM - ASDP

Operational Metering


Performance Metering


Ramp rates

As per envelope restrictions


60-minute nomination baseline