- Publication date
- 12th January 2017
- Closing date
- 10th March 2017
- Policy areas
The System Operator (SO) has a key role in the electricity system. We think that the SO’s role needs to evolve, to ensure it is well placed to both respond to and help facilitate the transformation of the electricity system over the coming decades.
We also think further separation between National Grid’s electricity SO and electricity Transmission Owner (TO) functions would be in the interest of consumers. We have been working closely with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and National Grid on the options, and are proposing that the SO become a more independent company within the National Grid group (NG Group).
This consultation seeks views on our current thinking on these areas and our proposed approach for implementing any changes.