Reserve Capacity Mechanism Progress Report

The 2009 Reserve Capacity Mechanism (RCM) Progress Report provides an insight into the historic performance of the RCM and projects the potential capacity position out to the 2014/15 Capacity Year. The report details the composition of the 2184MW of new capacity which had entered, or was committed to enter, the Wholesale Electricity Market through the Reserve Capacity Mechanism by the 2010-11 Capacity Year. Analysis is presented on the basis of fuel type, new plant and existing plant upgrades and the capacity available to meet different load types.

The projection out to 2014/15 took into consideration the information available to the IMO regarding new generation projects, load forecasts and an estimate of the impact renewable energy policies may have had on the capacity outlook.

A copy of this report can be downloaded here.