The South West of England is likely to play a big role in meeting the Government’s green energy targets because there is lots of renewable solar and wind generation in the area. But research showed that it is difficult to absorb that energy on the network. This Regional Development Programme is analysing what the requirements and capabilities are needed in the area to overcome this challenge at the least cost to the consumer.

What is the most cost-effective way to achieve this? That is a question the project is also trying to answer. Conventional ways of increasing the network, like installing new assets to make the power flow easily, might not be the cheapest option. So the RDP has been looking into alternative options.

The ESO and project partners National Grid Electricity Distribution (formerly Western Power Distribution) and UK Power Networks, are working with distributed energy resources (DERs) to help develop a new market solution. This new transmission constraints management service will complement existing market routes, like the Balancing Mechanism and Wider Access Markets.

Megawatt Dispatch Service Terms

This document sets out the terms for a MW dispatch transmission constraint management service.

MW Dispatch Participation Guidance

This document provides an overview of the MW Dispatch Service, and should be read in conjunction with the MW Dispatch Service Terms.

Personal data disclaimer

Any personal data you disclose to NGESO in registering for or providing the MW Dispatch Service will be used by NGESO for the operation and administration of the MW Dispatch Service. This may include providing your personal data to the DNO so it can test your DER Units and verify your eligibility to provide the service, as set out in clause 3.2 of the Service Terms. NGESO will not retain your personal data for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been provided, unless the law requires us to do so.

Other information about how NGESO will use and protect your personal data is set out in NGESO’s Privacy Policy, which you should review and which can be found here.

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Further enquiries

If you have any enquiries regarding the Megawatt Dispatch service, get in touch with the right team within Balancing Services, who are on hand to answer any questions you may have.