Transmission network use of system (TNUoS) charges
Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) charges recover the cost of installing and maintaining the transmission system in England, Wales, Scotland and Offshore. Generators are charged according to their TEC. Suppliers are charged based on their demand forecast. All tariffs are based on which geographical zone Users are connected to. TNUoS tariffs are published annually by 31 January and take effect from 1 April each year.
TNUoS charging statements
TNUoS charging statements are documents describing our charges and the methodologies behind them. The Use of System Charging Methodology Statement and the Connection Charging Methodology Statement are included within Section 14 of the Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC). National Grid administers the CUSC. Changes to the CUSC are subject to industry consultation, approved either by Ofgem or the CUSC Modification Panel.
TNUoS tariff forecasts and notifications of changes
These documents contain the TNUoS tariff forecasts and notifications of tariff changes. Updates for next year's tariffs are published quarterly in accordance with the Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC). Updates for the next five years’ tariffs are published annually. The TNUoS tariffs for 2017/18 can be found below and are now fixed.
For the 2018/19 TNUoS tariffs, the timetable for our upcoming forecasts is outlined below:
Date of Publication
5 Year Forecast
2019/20 – 2022/23
Friday 8th December 10:30-11:30am
|Friday 5th January 10:30-11:30am|
|Friday 2nd February 10:30-11:30am|
Timetable for 19/20 Tariffs to be published in early 2018.
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2018/19 charging year tariff forecasts
2017/18 charging year tariff forecasts
2016/17 charging year tariff forecasts
2015/16 charging year tariff forecasts
2014/15 charging year tariff forecasts
Tariff change notifications
Network charging developments and Charging Futures
Our work considering a Targeted Charging Review and how we are working with Ofgem and others to ensure a coordinated approach with other network charging initiatives.
Balancing services use of system (BSUoS) charges
Recover the cost of day-to-day operation of the transmission system. Generators and suppliers are liable for these charges, which are calculated daily as a flat tariff.
Tools and calculators
The current charging calculations are based on the Oct 2014 TEC register. To view the latest TEC register please refer to the 'Connection registers' section on the Existing connections page.
Generation zoning reviews
National Grid undertakes reviews of generation tariff zones at the start of the Price Control period unless there is a significant change in the generation background. These documents contain consultation details of previous reviews.
DCLF ICRP Transport Model
National Grid publishes the DC Load Flow Investment Cost Related Pricing (DCLF ICRP) Transport Model which allows users to undertake their own sensitivity analysis of generation and demand tariffs under different scenarios.
For more detailed information on the DCLF ICRP, please see Chapter 2 of The Statement of the Use of System Charging Methodology in Section 14 of the CUSC.
If you would like a copy of the DCLF ICRP Transport Model, require further information on the charging methodologies and principles, or have any other charging enquiry, please contact our Charging Team at [email protected] or 01926 654633.