Getting more out of our electricity networks through reforming access and forward-looking charging arrangements

Publication date
23rd July 2018
Closing date
18th September 2018
Policy areas

Our energy system is currently going through a radical transformation, with new technologies becoming widespread, such as storage, electric vehicles, and heat pumps. We do not think the current approaches to allocating and using capacity – and charging for the associated network usage – on the electricity networks can make the most of opportunities and adequately address the associated challenges. We believe there is a strong case for evaluating new arrangements that would ultimately result in lower bills for consumers.

In this document, we set out our views on the key issues with the current arrangements, the options that we should prioritise in addressing these problems, and how this should be taken forward. This includes consulting on launching a Significant Code Review, where we would lead changes, as well as considering the role of the industry in taking forward some areas. We would now like to hear your views on these points.