The Integrated Transmission Planning and Regulation (ITPR) project looked at the arrangements for planning and delivering the onshore, offshore and cross-border electricity transmission networks. This was to ensure they can facilitate coordinated, economic and efficient development of the electricity system in the long term.
The need to reduce carbon emissions and to replace existing infrastructure is expected to drive major investments in electricity transmission networks over the coming years. The changing energy mix will also create new challenges to maintaining and secure and stable network.
Given these challenges, we are making changes to the regulatory framework based on two key objectives:
1. That the network is planned in an economic, efficient and coordinated way.
2. That asset delivery is efficient, and consumers are protected from undue costs and risks.
In June 2013 we published a consultation on our emerging thinking, and in September 2014 we published a further consultation on our draft conclusions. We published our final conclusions in March 2015.
Please email the ITPR team if you require any additional information.