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1 June 2018

Suppliers are required, under the Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014, to provide a forecast of their Gross Demand for the Period of High Demand (Peak Period) for the 2018/19 Delivery Year, by 1 June 2018. This forecast is used to calculate Suppliers’ monthly Capacity Market Supplier Charge and monthly Credit Cover requirements.

On 3 May 2018 EMRS, on behalf of Electricity Settlements Company (ESC), issued the forecast template for Suppliers to submit their demand forecast. A Supplier submits a forecast if they believe they will have Gross Demand within the Peak Period for the 2018/19 Delivery Year. If a Supplier believes they will not have Gross Demand for this period they should submit a zero forecast and explain why in the commentary.

EMRC156 provides information on:

  • What is included in the forecast template?
  • What format should my forecast be in?
  • What checks will EMRS carry out on submitted forecasts?
  • What are the key dates?
  • What are the escalation routes if forecasts aren’t submitted?



1 June 2018
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