Approval of modified Access Rules for the England-France Interconnector 2016

Publication date
18th October 2016
Information types
Policy areas

On 15 July 2016, National Grid Interconnectors Limited (NGIL) submitted proposed modified Access Rules for the England-France Interconnector (IFA) interconnector to the Authority for approval (the IFA Access Rules). The proposed modifications were submitted pursuant to Standard Licence Condition 11A of NGIC’s electricity interconnector licence. The IFA Access Rules set out the general terms and conditions a user must accept to obtain and use transmission capacity on the IFA interconnector and were most recently approved on 15 October 2015.

After careful consideration, we have decided to approve the proposed modified IFA Access Rules. We consider that the proposed modified Access Rules will better achieve the relevant access rules objectives.

This letter contains a direction to approve the proposed modified IFA Access Rules. It also explains the reasons for our approval as required under section 49A of the Electricity Act 1989.