On Monday 11 September, Ofgem published an open letter on strategic transmission charging reform. The letter sets out the regulator’s initial thinking on the future role and design of electricity transmission network charging within the wider context of fundamental system change and policy reform, such as that being considered as part of the government’s Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA).
Power and gas networks
National Grid ESO announced on Wednesday 9 August that, in collaboration with UK Power Networks (UKPN) and National Grid Electricity Distribution (NGED), it is delivering a new Distributed Energy Resource (DER) specific ancillary service, “MW Dispatch Service”.
On Friday 4 August, DESNZ published the independent recommendations from the UK’s Electricity Networks Commissioner, Nick Winser, which outline how to accelerate the deployment of electricity transmission infrastructure.
On Tuesday 13 June, National Grid ESO (ESO) announced the launch of its Connections Reform consultation on long-term enduring solutions for the connections process.
Building on its recent five-point-plan, on Friday 2 June National Grid ESO (NGESO) announced that it is introducing additional targeted reforms to speed up connections to the electricity grid.
Regen published a report on Wednesday 24 May titled Building a GB electricity network ready for net zero, highlighting the urgent need for reform and investment given that lead times for critical low-carbon projects to connect to the grid are now over 15 years.