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Press releases

Here you can find our most recent press releases. You can view older press releases' in the archive at the bottom of this page.

Wednesday 15 November

The first event of this year’s service will take place between 5pm and 6:30pm on Thursday night (16 November 2023).


Wednesday 15 November

We are delighted that the Future System Operator (FSO) will be taking on a new role known as the regional energy strategic planner (RESP), as announced by Ofgem this week.


Friday 27 October

Energy regulator Ofgem has today approved the updated terms of our Demand Flexibility Service, and the service will be available from Monday 30 October.

Thursday 28 September

The ESO’s Winter Outlook sets out the Electricity System Operator’s expectations for Great Britain’s electricity supply and demand across the 2023-2024 winter period. 

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