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UK's Ofgem launches investigations into SSE Generation, EP SHB

UK's Ofgem launches investigations into SSE Generation, EP SHB
UK's Ofgem launches investigations into SSE Generation, EP SHB   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

LONDON – British energy market regulator Ofgem said on Monday it has launched two investigations into whether SSE Generation Limited, part of SSE, and transmission operator EP SHB Limited have failed to comply with transmission licence conditions.

Ofgem can manage transmission constraints – when the transmission system cannot reliably transmit power from where it is generated to where demand is – by telling generators to reduce their output by accepting bids in the balancing mechanism used to balance electricity supply and demand.

When there are transmission constraints, power generators should be willing to bid down so that their prices are not excessively expensive.

Ofgem said it will investigate whether SSE Generation and EP SHB submitted bids which were too expensive.

“The opening of this investigation does not imply that Ofgem has made any findings about non-compliance,” Ofgem said.