Here you can find all policy documentation relating to Winter Operations, particularly considering Winter 2022.

Key documents

Demand Control and Emergency Arrangements

This document provides information related to the instigation of Demand Control and the notices and warnings that may be issued in the period preceding.

Interconnector Guidelines

This document provides clarity of the guidelines we apply to interconnector operation to manage situations where there is a risk of demand control in GB.

Capacity Market Notices and ESO Operations

This document illustrates ESO policy on the interaction of Capacity Market Notices with our operational decision making.

Demand Flexibility Service – Winter 2022

This document provides an overview of the Demand Flexibility Service.

Balancing Actions above the Value of Lost Load (VoLL)

This document illustrates ESO policy in the event that required system and/or energy actions exceed the cost of Value of Lost Load (VoLL) as established under the Balancing and Settlement Code.

Winter Contingency Contracts

This document provides additional detail on the Winter Contingency Contracts that ESO has entered into at the request of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Order of Action – Winter 2022

This document sets out the ESO policy on the order of actions it will take, particularly with respect to the Winter Contingency Contracts and the Demand Flexibility Service.

Operational Transparency Forum

Our weekly Operational Transparency Forum (OTF) is where experts from the ESO review the previous week’s activities. It provides an update on recent events and holds a live question and answer session focusing on ENCC operations and activities.

Markets Forum events

Our events help attendees learn about how the ESO is developing new and existing markets to enable the transition to net zero, as well as provide a view of electricity market change.