Balancing

We have a responsibility to keep the National Transmission System (NTS) within safe operating limits. This includes us acting as a balancer by taking energy balancing trades from the On The Day Commodity Market (OCM) and matching it with supply and demand needs. On these pages you will find out more about how we are balancing the NTS.

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End to end balancing services

On this page we provide an overview of the commercial elements of GB gas balancing activity and feature our end-to-end balancing guide which outlines the commercial elements of GB gas balancing activity.

End to end balancing services
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Gas Balancing Notification (GBN) subscription service

National Grid offers a free text and email subscription service for Gas Balancing Notification (GBN).

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Gas query directory

To help you efficiently find the right person to talk to in relation to specific National Transmission System operational gas queries, we have developed the following a contact list and directory. We have based it on the most common queries we receive from our customers. Its purpose is to make finding the right subject matter expert within National Grid, quicker and easier than ever before.

Please note that if your query relates to a home or domestic gas connection or meter exchange, please contact your network operator. You can find who your network operator is on the Energy Networks Association website.  

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Transmission operational data

Data for industry analysts including operational data to reduce market uncertainty, ensure equal access to information, and increase information transparency.

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Constraint management

How we manage gas constraint actions and materials to help you understand localised system management.

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