Reform of Gas Demand Side Response (DSR) Arrangements (Modification 0822)
|16 Nov 2022||
|Proposer||National Grid||Impacted DSC service area||
To be confirmed
|Customer Change Team Leaderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The current Gas Demand Side Response (DSR) framework has been in place since 2016 and the DSR market has only opened once since then, which was during Beast from the East in 2018. Zero bids were placed onto the DSR Market within the OCM.
As part of our winter preparedness activities, we have reviewed the current DSR framework and engaged with our customers and stakeholders to understand the reasons for the lack of participation and if there are any reforms that could be made which would make the make the scheme more attractive.
In order to have a guaranteed level of response, we are proposing to hold an Invitation to Offer process where shippers will be invited to post DSR offers and if they are accepted, Shippers will receive an “Option” payment. The receipt of the Option Payment obligates Shippers to post an offer on to the DSR market in the event of it opening following either the issuing of a Gas Balancing Notification (GBN) or a Margins Notice (MN) at D-1.
Therefore, we are proposing the following reforms:
- Introduction of an “Option” or Availability payment
- Introduction of additional penalty charges for Shippers who do not post bids onto the DSR market in accordance with the “business rules” as per UNC modification 0822
Impacted Customer Types
|Document title||Comment||Last updated||CHMC outcome|
|Change Proposal||Approved into Capture at ChMC||12/09/2022||Approved into Capture 07/09/2022|
|Initial Review||Stage not required||N/A||N/A|
|High Level Solution Options||Stage not required||N/A||N/A|
|Solution Review||Due to the nature of the change, the solution option and detail design are being presented together||N/A||N/A|
|Detailed Design||3098.6- RT - PO||15/11/2022||Presented for awareness at ChMC 09/11/2022|
|Evaluation Quotation Reports (EQR)||Stage not required||N/A||N/A|
|Business Evaluation Reports (BER)||Approved||16/11/2022||Approved at ChMC 09/11/2022|
|Change Completion Reports (CCR)||Approved||16/11/2022||Approved at ChMC 09/11/2022|
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