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Balancing Services Contract Enactment

Balancing Services Contract Enactment

Trading

National Grid ESO procures balancing service contracts to balance demand and supply and to ensure the security and quality of electricity supply across Britain’s transmission system. For some of the balancing services contracts which fall within trading timescales, (i.e. several days ahead to a couple of hours ahead) the trading team will evaluate all the possible balancing actions including trading and balancing services, and take the most cost-effective actions. If the balancing services contract provides the best solution, the contract will be enacted.


The balancing service contracts come in different shapes and forms. We are grouping some of the contract enactment here which typically has relative similar structure or price are fixed at the time of the decision. For example, it can be for constraint management in Scotland, or deliver reactive power requirement. Usually, the balancing service contract enactment doesn’t have the physical exchange of power or energy, the balancing services contracts that are not enacted by trading team are not included here. Live data file is refreshed every ten minutes.

NOTE: ** Please be aware a new data file has been created using a automated approach on the 16/07/2021. Please contact us if you experience any issues with the new file.


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Additional Info

Field Value
Date Created 2020-12-17T13:22:02.815138
Rights National Grid ESO Open Data Licence
Status Live

Integrate this dataset using cURL

# Get a list of dataset's resources
curl -L -s https://data.nationalgrideso.com/trade-data/balancing-services-contract-enactment/datapackage.json | grep path

# Get resources
curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/datastore/dump/84837a48-8f5d-40d8-bc9f-53dd5e519447 curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/datastore/dump/f75a1dcb-de6e-4c20-8407-e37d5e67cf79 curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/1a03230c-94c6-4816-bb93-e4450f31aa17/resource/011c92ba-60dd-43ff-a320-f2266828b57b/download/balancing-1.xlsx curl -L https://data.nationalgrideso.com/backend/dataset/1a03230c-94c6-4816-bb93-e4450f31aa17/resource/b816bcf0-30f4-4238-8e38-2f9672f3ffa2/download/balancing-service-contract-enactment-20-21.csv