COVID-19: Impact on operational activities: News
Ending COVID-19 derogations: three month notice period from 1 July
The three-month notice period required to end the COVID-19 Supplier derogations begins on 1 July. The Performance Assurance Board (PAB) made this decision at its meeting on 24 June 2021, taking into account feedback from industry and the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions.
The PAB believe that there is now a reasonable level of confidence that Government restrictions which significantly impact Settlement operations have concluded. In particular, whilst some restrictions do remain in place, very few business premises are now required to remain closed.
BSC Insights: How Covid-19 has affected estimated data in Settlement
We monitor Supplier Performance in relation to the volume of estimated and actual data in Settlement. In this insight article, our Analysis and Insight Delivery Lead, Emma Tribe looks at the impact COVID-19 had on Supplier Performance during the first lockdown.
Insights: Update on Demand Reduction during COVID-19 lockdown
In this Insight, our Data & Insight Analyst, Nick Baker provides an update to the reduced electricity demand during lockdown article with the latest findings. The new graphs can be used to track electricity demand changes in Great Britain as COVID-19 restrictions start to ease.
Insights: Negative System Prices during COVID-19
While much of the UK economy was shut down between mid-March and Mid-June, due to measures to manage COVID-19, the UK electricity market has seen an increase in negative System Prices. In this Elexon Insight, Emma Tribe explains why this was the case and shows the trends for negative System Prices in April and May 2020.
Insights: Electricity demand down by 17% during COVID-19 lockdown
Measures put in place by the UK Government to control the COVID-19 outbreak have resulted in electricity demand falling sharply in the GB electricity market, according to Elexon data estimates. In this Elexon Insight, our Data & Insight Analyst, Nick Baker investigates the scale of the demand reduction.