Ofgem confirms plans for greater separation of National Grid’s electricity system operator role
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
Ofgem has confirmed that National Grid should proceed with plans to set up a new legally separate company to carry out its electricity system operator function within National Grid plc.

The electricity system operator (ESO) has a central role in planning and operating the electricity system. The role and the form of the ESO needs to adapt to keep pace with a system that is going through a process of change.

In January 2017 Ofgem, Government and National Grid issued a joint statement setting out our intentions for the future of the ESO. At the same time, Ofgem published a consultation on future arrangements for the ESO.

We expect the new system operator company to be fully operational by April 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk

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