Transmission networks

Our priority is to protect consumers’ interests, which we do through the promotion of effectively functioning markets and networks.

We do this by removing barriers, for example by ensuring there is greater transparency of information to all parties including customers.

When necessary, we use our powers to monitor and address any behaviour or practices which may have an adverse effect on the way that markets and networks function.

The Gas Transmission Networks section contains information on the following areas of our work:

Publications and updates

  • Published: 3rd May 2016
  • Closed: 31st May 2016
  • Consultations and responses
  • 4 Associated documents
Ofgem has issued a statutory consultation on proposed new conditions in National Grid Gas plc (NGG)’s National Transmission System (NTS) gas transporter licence in relation to the backstop meter provider of last resort obligation.

  • Published: 28th Apr 2016
  • Closed: 26th May 2016
  • Consultations and responses
  • 11 Associated documents
The proposed licence changes are required in order to implement the options developed by Ofgem in consultation with industry.

  • Published: 28th Apr 2016
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
These changes to the regulatory and legal framework are necessary to implement our decision on Xoserve’s funding, governance and ownership (FGO) arrangements that was published in October 2013.

  • Published: 15th Apr 2016
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
National Grid has published a response to their consultation of 16 February 2016 on the sale of a majority stake in its Gas Distribution Network business.

  • Published: 13th Nov 2015
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter summarises our policy view and recommendations on next steps. It marks the end of the analytical work undertaken via GTCR and a transition to preparing for TAR NC implementation.

  • Published: 30th Jul 2015
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
IUK’s proposals have been approved on the basis that they meet the requirements in the gas interconnector licence and the European network codes on capacity allocation, balancing and congestion.

  • Published: 30th Jan 2015
  • Reports and plans
  • 2 Associated documents
This detailed document sets out the background to the GTCR and poses specific questions for the consultation launched in 12 December 2014. It includes our initial assessment of the potential impact our proposals and is provided to assist our stakeholders

  • Published: 12th Dec 2014
  • Closed: 27th Mar 2015
  • Consultations and responses, News and blogs, Open letters and correspondence
  • 20 Associated documents
This letter marks the beginning of the three-month consultation on our policy position on future gas transmission charging arrangements. The consultation will close on 27 March 2015.

  • Published: 26th Sep 2014
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This is a letter explaining the purpose of the Transmission Planning Code, our views on the amendments National Grid Gas Plc proposed, and our reasons for approving the updated Transmission Planning Code.

  • Published: 20th Feb 2014
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter is Ofgem’s answer to the letter Richard Fairholme sent to Ian Marlee about the Gas Transmission Charging Review on 20 January 2014. We re-state the reasons why we feel a Review of charging is called for, and why we think now is a good time to...

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