National Grid launches Mersey reactive power tender


National Grid has launched a tender for reactive power in the Mersey region. The ESO said it is the first time embedded assets have been able to participate in a tender to solve a transmission voltage system need.

The system operator is offering one-year contracts commencing 1 April for those that can help address voltage issues by either absorbing reactive power. The minimum size for participating in the tender is 5 MVAr.

A longer-term tender is set to launch before the year end. National Grid has previously stated that it may offer contracts of up to ten years for reactive power provision.

See all tender details here.

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