In November 2023, the Electricity System Operator (ESO) published its assessment and conclusions of Phase 4 of its Net Zero Market Reform (NZMR) programme.
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On Wednesday 15 November, Ofgem published its decision on the future of local energy institutions and governance. Ofgem’s decision aims to reform local governance arrangements such as energy system planning, and includes the introduction of regional energy strategic planners (RESPs) to ensure there is appropriate accountability and effective coordination for strategic planning on a regional level.
On Thursday 27 July, National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) published its response letter proceeding the Electricity Storage Network’s (ESN’s) open letter calling for reforms to the Balancing Mechanism (BM).
On Tuesday 13 June, National Grid ESO (ESO) announced the launch of its Connections Reform consultation on long-term enduring solutions for the connections process.
Building on its recent five-point-plan, on Friday 2 June National Grid ESO (NGESO) announced that it is introducing additional targeted reforms to speed up connections to the electricity grid.
On Wednesday 5 April, National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) announced the completion of the first phase of its Stability Pathfinders program, which aimed to support the development and delivery of new technologies to generate important system characteristics, such as inertia.