The road to net zero events and webinars
Markets Roadmap to 2025

Our series of interactive online events help attendees learn about how the ESO is developing new and existing markets to enable the transition to net zero, as well as providing a view of electricity market change as the industry progresses towards a zero-carbon grid.

The road to net zero carbon electricity markets

Thanks for joining us for our  events on electricity market change. We were pleased by the level of interest and participation throughout the sessions and hope you found them valuable too. The events provided a view of how the ESO is developing new and existing markets to enable the transition to net zero.

Latest event: 22 June

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

Watch the June slides and download the presentations

Watch the slide presentations by pressing the play icon on each image, or download the slides using the link below each image.

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

Welcome and markets updates - download slides

A re-cap on progress towards our ambitions since March with the opportunity for Q&A.

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Pathfinders update - download slides

Our pathfinder projects are investigating the value of introducing 3rd Party solutions to meet system needs, that have not historically been open for commercial opportunities.

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Single Markets Platform - download slides

The Single Markets Platform is a key enabler to our ambitions and will transform the customer experience of our procurement activities through facilitating the ESO in becoming a better buyer of balancing services.

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Net zero market reform - download slides

In March we shared key insights from phase 1 of this project and outlined our high-level plans to progress our review of GB electricity market design for net zero throughout the rest of the year.

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Strategic Code Change - download slides

During our March event you asked for more information on the impact of the Offshore Transmission Network Review, and the treatment of storage in the codes.

Archive - March workshop

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

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The road to net zero electricity markets launch

A strategic overview of how various ESO reforms come together to deliver carbon free operation by 2025.

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Watch the March slides and download the presentations

Watch the slide presentations by pressing the play icon on each image, or download the slides using the link below each image.

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Market reform insights - download slides

Our experts answer questions on how we are developing and delivering our market initiatives to meet future operability challenges.

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Code change roadmap to 2025 - download slides

Discussing and contributing to the view of how net zero will drive reform in network codes and charging, and how the ESO will facilitate this.

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Capacity Market and Contracts for Difference - download slides

An overview of potential medium term developments in policy and the market and how the ESO will respond and deliver.

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Net Zero Market Design - download slides

An interactive discussion of the challenges in redesigning GB electricity markets for net zero.

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DSO Markets - download slides

A deep dive into the ESO strategy for facilitating DSO markets across the whole electricity system.

Podcast 1: NOA Pathfinders

Find out what has been achieved, what’s next and how it all fits together.

Podcast 2: Reactive Power

Current state and our plans to co-create a coherent future for reactive procurement.

Podcast 3: Reserve Reform

Introducing our market design and implementation plan.

Podcast 4: Response Reform

Our experience with the new products and what's next.

Podcast 5: Auctions and closer to Real-Time Procurement

An insight into lessons learned and what's next.

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Markets Roadmap to 2025

Our roadmap sets out our ambitions, principles and process to transform our markets. It details our vision for response, reserve, thermal, reactive, stability, restoration, the Balancing Mechanism, and the Capacity Market.

Key interactions between different markets are also explored.

Find out more