Information for Capacity Providers

In this section you will be able to access information relevant to Capacity Providers. 

Information for Suppliers

In this section you will be able to access information relevant to Suppliers

Capacity Market Restart

On 15 November 2018 the judgment of the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union had the effect of annulling the European Commission’s State Aid approval for the GB Capacity Market scheme and introduced a Standstill Period.

On 24 October 2019, the European Commission confirmed that the GB Capacity Market scheme is compatible with EU State Aid rules. The Secretary of State has notified ESC of the Commission’s decision and confirmed the occurrence of the deferred capacity payment trigger event and T-1 capacity agreement trigger event. This means capacity payments can restart under the GB Capacity Market scheme.

In November 2019 suppliers will be invoiced for the Standstill Collection Period Supplier Charge and the first post-Standstill month (December) Credit Cover will also need to be posted.

EMR Settlement has updated on our behalf guidance documents in preparation for this trigger (G22, G11, G17), which are available on the EMRS website.



Relevant Documents

Press Releases & Announcements

May. 12, 2022

LCCC raises additional Total Reserve Amount for Q2 2022

LCCC will raise an additional Total Reserve Amount (TRA) for Q2 2022.  No adjustment has been made to the Interim Levy Rate (ILR).

LCCC has decided to increase the TRA for the period from 14 June 2022 to 30

Jan. 15, 2021

Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) publishes 2020 Annual Performance Report

Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) has published its Annual Performance Report for 2020, which can be downloaded via the button on this page.


For publications specific to the capacity market, please view the latest here.

Dec. 09, 2020

Capacity Market Stress Event Guide V3 Published

ESC published today, 09 December 2020, the latest version of the Capacity Market Stress Event Guide, which incorporates imminent updates to EMRS' systems and processes.

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