We are committed to working together with stakeholders as we reform our markets to be fit for a net zero future. We share information on this transition at regular Markets Forums and through our annual Markets Roadmap.

We believe that competition is vital to encourage innovation and keep prices as low as possible. We play a central role in developing electricity markets and the way they operate with these principles in mind.

We are helping to remove barriers to entry and improve access to our markets so that lots of different businesses, small and large, can participate and compete.

On this page, you can find out more about what we’re doing to transform markets and what our plans for the future are.

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Markets Roadmap

The roadmap sets out our market design objectives, principles and transformational process to reform balancing services markets.

It details our vision for response, reserve, thermal, reactive, stability, and restoration markets as well as the Balancing Mechanism. 

Key interactions between markets are also explored.

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Markets Forum events

We host regular events covering a range of topics. These have included updates on our balancing services market reforms, major changes to industry codes and frameworks and our views on fundamental market reform needed to enable net zero.

Operability Strategy

Our Operability Strategy Report explains the challenges we face maintaining and developing our electricity system and how we are addressing them.

Bridging the Gap to net zero

The Bridging the Gap to net zero programme takes a closer look at what needs to be done to reach the UK’s 2050 net zero target.

Our long-term business plan

Our ambitious RIIO-2 business plan, led by stakeholders, sets out the crucial role we will play in the transition to a zero carbon electricity system.


Get involved

As the energy landscape evolves, so must we. Our ambition is to work with industry and we intend to regularly update the roadmap based on feedback from our stakeholders.

If you're interested in attending future Market Forums and receiving updates on our progress please subscribe to our Markets events mailing list.

If you’d like to work with us and help inform our future plans, please email us.

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Previous Markets Roadmap

Download and read our 2021 Markets Roadmap.