Information for Capacity Providers

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

Information for Suppliers

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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

Jan. 22, 2020

Electricity Supplier Bulletin published today

LCCC-ESC have published today, 22 January 2020, a new Electricity Supplier Bulletin which includes information about our new online data offering for our stakeholders: the capacity market dashboards, the updated CfD

Jan. 20, 2020

Capacity providers paid over £1bn in full settlement of CM standstill period

The Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) has announced that capacity providers have today been paid over £1bn in full settlement of their deferred capacity payments for the standstill period. The payment is a major

Publications

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Jan. 20, 2020

LCCC-ESC press notice: Capacity providers paid over £1bn in full settlement of CM standstill period

The Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) has announced that capacity providers have today been paid over £1bn, in full settlement of their deferred capacity payments for the standstill period. The payment is a major milestone in the restart of the capacity market scheme, following suspension of payments to generators and collections from suppliers as a result of the November 2018 ruling by the European Union General Court of Justice, and the consequent introduction of a standstill period for the scheme.