What's the role of a Task Force?
Charging Futures Task Forces help identify options for a broad charging topic and support Ofgem in assessing these options. Each Task Force is made up of volunteers who will actively contribute by: identifying options, producing impact assessments and engaging with wider industry participants.
What have Task Forces Done to Date?
Live Task Forces
The Second Balancing Services Charges Task Force
In their final Targeted Charging Review decision, Ofgem has asked the Electricity System Operator (ESO) to launch a Second Balancing Services Charges Task Force to build on work from previous Task Force. More information on the Second Balancing Services Task Force can be found here.
Previous Task Forces
The Balancing Services Charges Task Force
Ofgem asked the Electricity System Operator (ESO) to launch a Balancing Services Charges Task Force under the Charging Futures arrangements, to provide analysis to support decisions on the future direction of Balancing Services Use of System charges (BSUoS). The work carried out by this Task Force has now concluded. You can find its final report and conclusions here and you can find out more on Balancing Services Charges Task Force here.
The Access and Forward Looking Charges Task Forces
In response to Ofgem's working paper on the "Reform of electricity network access and forward looking charges" the Charging Futures Access and Forward Looking Task Forces produced a report which outlines conclusions to support the reform. You can find this final report and the conclusions here.
You can discover more about the work these two task forces carried out on the Access and Forward Looking Charges Task Forces page.
How can you get involved?
- You can join our mailing list to be informed of any new Task Forces.
- We will post meeting minutes and presentation slides from task forces on this website, to keep you up to date. Those resources for the Balancing Services Charges Task Force can be found here.
- You can attend Charging Futures Forums, where outputs from any active Task Forces will be presented and reviewed. Sign up here.
Getting in touch
If you have any questions about any of the Charging Futures Task Forces General, please don't hesitate to ask us:
- Charging Futures Lead Secretariat - National Grid SO - Chargingfutures@nationalgrideso.com