All the latest news from the heart of Great Britain's electricity system. Find out how we balance the grid, how we’re innovating for the future, and who the people are that are working on Britain's energy system around the clock.
Demand Flexibility Service returns this winter
Ahead of the 2023/2024 winter, we’re announcing the return of the Demand Flexibility Service used last year and have submitted our proposal for this years’ service to the energy regulator Ofgem for their approval.
Winter Outlook signals cautious optimism
27 Sep 2023 - 3 minute read
The Winter Outlook sets out our expectations for Great Britain’s electricity supply and demand across the 2023-2024 winter period.
Improvements to the ESO website
27 Sep 2023 - 1 minute read
We are constantly reviewing the ESO website and looking for ways to make improvements and offer you new functionality. In our next release on 5 October, we are introducing the new look Data Portal and ESO account.
What role will consumers play in the transition to net zero?
22 Sep 2023 - 3 minute read
The way that we all use energy is changing and understanding this is important to deliver our net zero target by 2050. Our Consumer Building Blocks innovation project looks at how energy use might change to help plan how the electricity and gas networks may need to evolve to meet the future needs of domestic, commercial, and industrial users.
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