We hold these events four times a year and consider these as key milestones to engage with a wide range of industry stakeholders. We aim to reflect on the priorities of the energy industry and how the ESO role, and in turn Markets, is positioned to deliver against these.  

Our Market priorities are structured into how the Market is operating now, how we are developing the Market and how we are designing our Markets fit for the future.

Aim:

  • We will use these engagements to communicate on our strategy, decisions and policy positions
  • Explain the products and services we are developing now and designing for the future
  • For transparency, hold space for discussions and provide updates on industry blockers and opportunities
  • Signpost to how we are facilitating co-creation on how we develop, design and implement our market solutions

Timeline for the next Markets Forums

Following the Markets Forum we hosted in November 2023, we have taken on board your feedback and we are pleased to announce that we plan to hold the Markets Forum four times a year. Two of these events will be virtual pre-recorded webinars with a live Q&A webinar a week later. Sli.do will be open from the point of the webinar release date. The next two will be in person with the facility to livestream the main presentation. The dates of the events can be found below.

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Markets forum timeline

 

Please reach out to the Markets team if you have any questions or feedback.

If you would like to hear the latest news and receive invites for the next forums, please sign up to the  Markets Forum Distribution List.

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Review the Markets Forum – November 2023

Thanks to all those who joined us at the Markets Forum event on 8 November 2023.

The forum covered:

  • How the current market is structured and is operating now
  • How our markets are being developed
  • Longer-term market reform 
  • In-person breakout collaborative sessions
  • Industry panel

If you want to find out more on the topics from the stands or breakout sessions, you can find the information below:

If you have any feedback or questions from the day, please contact the team.

You can download the material from each session using the links below.

Document title Description
Back to basics charging – breakfast session This session covered ‘the building blocks of the charging regime.’
Markets Forum – main session This session focused on our key priorities across the following market time-horizons: how the current market is structured and is operating now, how our markets are being developed, and longer-term market reform.
Charging reform – breakout session This session covered an overview of the work to date and current scope of the TNUoS taskforce, and provided a high-level explanation of the ten-year TNUoS projection.
Markets insights – breakout session This session covered an overview of the data that we provide to the market, with some data insights from the past 2 years since the launch of dynamic services in 2021. 
Markets Forum Q&A This document includes the responses to the unanswered questions from the live Q&A.

Video title Description
Welcome Karen Thompson-Lilley (Customer & Stakeholder Strategy Manager) introduces the team and provides an overview of engagement.
Introduction and welcome from Head of Markets Claire Dykta (Director of Markets) provides an overview of the Market.
How the current market is structured and is operating now This session focused on how the current market is structured and is operating now.
How our markets are being developed This session focused on how our markets are being developed.
How longer-term market clarity is provided to the industry This session focused on longer-term market reform.
Panel session - Q&A Merlin Hyman (Chief Executive of Regen) hosts a panel of industry experts.
Summary - General Q&A ESO senior team answer questions from the audience.
Close Claire Dykta provides closing remarks for the day.

Previous Markets Forum events

November 2022

Thanks to all those who joined us both in-person and on the livestream at the Autumn Markets Forum event on 28 September 2022.

The forum covered:

  • Short-term priorities: Approach to Winter 2022
  • Medium-term priorities: Updates on new projects such as Demand Flexibility and Upward Firm Regulating reserve
  • Long-term priorities: Net Zero Market Reform
  • In-person breakout collaborative sessions

If you have any feedback from our Autumn event, please use the feedback form or email us.

The unanswered Slido questions from the event are found here.

Title Video Presentations
Welcome from Head of Markets and Short-term Priorities: Approach to Winter 2022 Watch the video Download the slides
Medium-term Priorities: Updates on New Projects Watch the video Download the slides
Long-term Priorities: Net Zero Market Reform Watch the video Download the slides
Summary, Q&A and Close from Head of Markets Watch the video

March 2022

Thanks to all those that joined us at the Markets Forum event called “Enabling Britain’s Clean Energy Future: Markets Forum and Roadmap" on 22 March 2022.

The forum covered:

  • The Markets Roadmap
  • Stability and reactive power markets
  • Net Zero Market Reform
  • Key notes from Fintan Slye
Title Video Presentations and Documents
Markets Roadmap Overview and Response & Reserve breakout session Download the slides
Stability and Reactive Power Markets – breakout session Download the slides
Net Zero Market Reform Session Watch the video Download the slides
Enabling Britain’s Clean Energy Future Watch the video Read the article
Concluding panel discussion Watch the video  
Responses to Menti questions   Download the responses

June 2021

We held a stakeholder event so that we could keep discussing our progress with you. This interactive Markets Forum covered the following topics: 

  • Net Zero Market Design
  • Pathfinders: Opportunities for customers and discussing the challenges so far
  • Strategic code change: Offshore transmission, storage, and the road to 2025
  • Becoming a better buyer: an introduction to the Single Markets Platform

You can find feedback from the pathfinders update here, other Q&A sessions can be found at the end of the slide packs.

Title Video Presentations
Welcome and markets updates Watch the video Download the slides
Pathfinders update Watch the video Download the slides
Single Markets Platform Watch the video Download the slides
Net zero market reform Watch the video Download the slides
Strategic Code Change Watch the video Download the slides

March 2021

Below you can find the deep dive sessions, slides and podcasts from our March 2021 workshop.

Title Video Presentations
The road to net zero electricity markets launch Watch the video Download the slides
Market reform insights Watch the video Download the slides
Code change roadmap to 2025 Watch the video Download the slides
Capacity Market and Contracts for Difference Watch the video Download the slides
Net Zero Market Design Watch the video Download the slides
DSO Markets Watch the video Download the slides
Podcast 1: NOA Pathfinders Listen to the podcast
Podcast 2: Reactive Power Listen to the podcast
Podcast 3: Reserve Reform Listen to the podcast
Podcast 4: Response Reform Listen to the podcast
Podcast 5: Auctions and closer to Real-Time Procurement Listen to the podcast
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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.

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