28th March 2017 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

The National Grid has now announced the three Triad periods for Winter 2016/17.

The ‘Triads’ represent three half hour settlement periods which have the highest average demand between the 1st of November and the end of February; each period is separated by at least 10 clear days. National Grid then uses the Triad periods to determine Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) charges for its customers with half-hourly metering.

Using the latest settlement data the three periods are calculated in March and the run types are Settlement Final (SF), 1st Reconciliation (R1) and 2nd Reconciliation (R2). Any subsequent data may alter demand but the Triads will remain unchanged.

The three Triad periods of Winter 2016/17 all occurred between 5.00-5.30pm on the following days:

1. 5th December 2016 (50,163MWh GB demand)
2. 5th January 2017 (48,516MWh GB demand)
3. 23rd January 2017 (48,970MWh GB demand)

To learn more about Triads and the affect they may have on your business, Smartest Energy have provided a webinar which you can watch here.

If you would like to prepare an action plan for the next Triad season to help limit the impact on your business then feel free to get in touch with one of our consultants by calling us on 01257 239500, or request a call back using the form on our contact page.