Decision on derogation request for Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution PLC (SHEPD) to implement a proposed trial of their Alternative Approach on Orkney

Publication date
6th September 2019
Information types
Policy areas

In December 2018, we consulted on a derogation for Scottish & Southern Electricity Network (SSEN). The derogation would allow SSEN to trial their Alternative Approach (AA) with Orkney connections customers. The AA was developed by SSEN to provide a solution to facilitate transmission reinforcement on Orkney – as the network is operating at full capacity.

SSEN explained that transmission reinforcement has been difficult to progress because of the fixed connection queue, misaligned timelines for transmission investment and developers’ project development and the liabilities and securities associated with transmission works.

We have now considered all responses and made our Decision.