The offshore transmission regime comprises two parts: transitional and enduring.
Any project which meets the qualifying requirements after 31 March 2012 is part of the enduring regime.
Any project which met the qualifying requirements by 31 March 2012 is part of the transitional regime.
Enduring regime projects are expected to deliver up to 30GW of additional capacity and billions of pounds of investment over the next decade. This offers a significant investment opportunity as well as a chance for the industry to participate in a growing and innovative market.
February 2014 see the launch of Tender Round 3 (TR3), the first tender round run under the enduring regime.
Electricity (Competitive Tenders for Offshore Transmission Licences) Regulations 2013
The Electricity (Competitive Tenders for Offshore Transmission Licences) Regulations 2013 came into force on 22 February, 2013. The Regulations set out the tender process framework for granting offshore transmission licences, including both Generator Build and Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) Build options.
Offshore Electricity Transmission: Consultation on licence policy for future tenders
This document set out our policy proposals for updating the offshore transmission licence for future tenders. It builds on the current regime and takes into account experience gained from the initial tender rounds. It also focuses on the OFTO licence for Generator Build projects qualifying from 2013 onwards.
The document also includes a summary of responses to our consultation document Offshore Electricity Transmission: Updated Proposals Under The Enduring Regime.
Potential impacts of RIIO-T1 price control licence modifications on the Offshore Transmission Owner Licences
On 7 November 2012, we published a consultation letter drawing attention to changes to the standard conditions of the transmission licence under RIIO-T1, some of which will have an impact on OFTOs, as well as highlighting other conditions in respect of which we are considering whether to include equivalent changes into the OFTO licence.
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If you are interested, or have expertise, in the offshore transmission regime, please join our stakeholder community. You will be kept up to date with all planned stakeholder activities, events and communications related to the enduring regime. To join, or to arrange a bilateral meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org