Operating a Zero-Carbon GB Power System: Implications for Scotland

Marcel Nedd, Jethro Browell, Agusti Egea-Alvarez, Keith Bell, Robert Hamilton, Shuren Wang, Susan Brush

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National Grid ESO has an ambition to be able to operate the GB transmission system carbon-free by 2025. Today, NGESO depends on gas and coal plants for a range of essential ancillary services and takes actions to ensure they are online and able to provide them. To enable zero-carbon operation, zero-carbon technologies require routes to market for all of these services. In many cases, either the current technical specifications or procurement mechanisms prevent zero-carbon generators from participating.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2020


  • Scotland
  • zero-carbon
  • climate change policy
  • renewables


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