The System Operator must create new markets

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The System Operator must create new markets that will allow open competition for the services it procures and ensure it keeps pace with the network it oversees.
The creation of an entirely independent System Operator should not be treated as an immediate priority but should be kept under review in light of progress towards strengthening National Grid’s independence.
Ofgem should consider how it encourages the System Operator to develop new markets to provide ancillary services which allow new technologies to participate more easily. The long term goal must be for a more strategic and transparent approach to the procurement of ancillary services and more cost-reflective charging.

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