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Short Term Operating Reserve
STOR is one of National Grid’s key reserve mechanisms. It draws upon standby generators (of 250kVA and over) if a large power station fails, or if demand outstrips supply.
The system works by paying rent (termed ‘availability’) for STOR capacity, which becomes a utilisation charge when the reserve is needed. Your generator would be made available to National Grid throughout the year, 24 hours a day, and most revenue will derive from availability payments.
Availability is paid during peak periods set by National Grid. These windows vary depending on the time of year, but currently start at 07:00 and end at 22:30, equating to about 11 hours per day. Most utilisation occurs during between these times.
STOR is a growing market and there is an opportunity to gain revenue from your generator. As energy shortages continue to affect supply, and renewable technologies struggle to compensate, generators have become an invaluable backup system. There is very little impact on generator run hours and the scheme does not adversely affect the generator’s performance or reliability.
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