Black Start

Black Start is the procedure we use to restore power in the event of a total or partial shutdown of the national electricity transmission system.

19.07.21 Please note we have published our Black Start Allowed Revenue Report for 2020/21

10.05.21 Please note we have published the Black Start Strategy and Procurement Methodology 2021/22

04.05.21 Please note we have published the results of the Northern ESR Tender for 2022 here

07.01.21 Please note we have published a revised set of Contract terms here

18.12.20 Please note we have published the Commercial Assessment Methodology for the Black Start Tenders here

09.11.20 Please note we have published the SW & Midlands Black Start Tender Results here

22.09.20 Please note we have published an update to the timelines for the Northern and SW & Midlands competitive events below

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

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

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