Friday 23rd of March 2018 | Posted In: Generate, Generating energy, Use and Manage

This winter’s TRIAD dates are…

The National Grid has published the TRIAD dates for the 2017/18 winter season and the dates are:

  • 11 December 2017 at 17:00
  • 05 February 2018 at 17:30
  • 26 February 2018 at 18:00

Generators and large users of electricity can earn money from coordinating their electricity use with the National Grid TRIAD periods. These are three half-hourly periods in the winter season when national electricity demand is at its highest. Generators are paid for exporting to the grid at these times, and conversely, large users are penalised if they are importing. The TRIAD rates range from £30-55,000 per MW of electricity exported during the TRIAD period, so it’s a big money issue. The trouble is that no-one knows for certain when these times are going to be – suppliers may issue TRIAD ‘warnings’ when they suspect grid demand to be high (when the weather turns cold, for example) but this is only their best guess. In fact, the final dates are only confirmed some weeks after the event.

One other step in maximising your TRIAD income is ensuring that your Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) pays you your fair share. If you are unsure, get in touch with us on 024 7669 8899 and for more information on TRIAD’s click here.