Delivering Connections and Capacity RIIO-T1 and associated commercial changes - Summary. June 7th 2012. Background. 31 st May 2012 - we submitted our SO External Incentives business plan to Ofgem.
June 7th 2012
31st May 2012 - we submitted our SO External Incentives business plan to Ofgem.
As part of this submission we included some updated information in relation to our proposals in the areas of constraint management and capacity / connection delivery.
This updated information has now been published on our Talking Networks website:
Our full SO Incentives business plan will be published within the next couple of weeks.
The Planning Act formalises the process to acquire a Development Consent Order
Whilst certainty is increased, the overall timeline to deliver infrastructure is lengthened and costs are incurred earlier in the process
The existing obligated lead timesdo not align with the Planning Act
It is imperative that new or expansions to existing projects, including those sites with planning consent already granted, are brought to market in a timely manner to aid UK diversity and security of supply and energy decarbonisation
NGG and customer project processes should, where ever possible, start and finish together, working hand-in-hand throughout
We must work with the Planning Act requirements and get customers connected – without exposing NTS Users and ultimately end consumers to considerable constraint costs
Stakeholders have told us they want surety that the person underwriting works through the PCA contract will be allocated the relevant incremental capacity
This requires a UNC modification to control who is applying for that incremental capacity
We have been working on a draft modification for development and to facilitate discussion through the Transmission Workgroup
We would welcome thoughts / comments / alternates
We are working to a principle of minimal change where possible and so will preserve recent proposed changes such as UNC modification proposals 373 and 376