The issues

The GB network continues to evolve, and there is a clear need for networks to become more flexible. In addition, the energy trilemma and the voice of our stakeholders point to the need to adapt and enhance network operations to allow new market models such as peer-to-peer trading to emerge. The ‘fit-and forget’ approach of traditional network operation relied on predictable energy use and production that matched that use; this paradigm is no longer relevant. The transition to a DSO has the potential to bring significant benefits to customers; it also brings a range of new complex challenges, unintended consequences and risks for market participants, new entrants and the network licensees.

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