National Grid faces Ofgem probe over electricity forecastsStaff Writer | May 22, 2018
The electricity regulator is investigating whether National Grid broke rules over its demand forecasting for the UK electricity market.
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"This includes but is not limited to producing and publishing appropriate forecasts of demand. The opening of this investigation does not imply that we have made any findings about non-compliance by NGET," Ofgem said.
NGET, which is owned by National Grid, operates the electricity transmission network in England, Scotland and Wales, ensuring that supply and demand are balanced in real-time and provides demand forecasts to the UK electricity market.
Its forecasts help electricity suppliers to make efficient operational and investment decisions. ■