Transitional capacity market auction key for delivering security of supply

Pilot programme generated 'significant learning' outcomes for future capacity market

Diesel generator. Photograph: Voraphol Chamachote/123RF
Nearly a quarter of successful bidders later failed capacity market tests and were dropped. Photograph: Voraphol Chamachote/123RF

Efforts to encourage large-scale uptake of grid flexibility services to curb the use of energy at peak times have been hindered by a number of factors, but the scheme was worth pursuing, according to a government evaluation.

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