26 April 2001
Electricity regulator Ofgem is to review the initial financial impact of the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (Neta) on smaller generators.
The review will analyse the variability and volatility of prices in the market, which should determine how disadvantaged smaller generators might be, an Ofgem spokesman told SM. It will cover up to 370 stations accounting for 3 per cent of electricity generation.
Among other aims, the review should determine the market mechanisms emerging under Neta, as well as the impact of balancing mechanism prices and imbalance cashout prices on smaller generators that do not have contractual cover.
The review will cover operations in April and May and will clarify the effects of specific categories of smaller generators. Ofgem has set a target for publication of the findings in August.