SSE Hornsea Ltd's (SSEHL) application for a minor facilities exemption for Hornsea

Publication date
27th February 2015
Closing date
24th April 2015
Policy area

SSE Hornsea Ltd (SSEHL) currently owns the Hornsea gas storage facility in East Yorkshire. This facility was developed by British Gas and came into operation in 1979. It has been owned by SSEHL and operated without a minor facilities exemption (MFE) since September 2002 when it was purchased from Dynegy Hornsea Ltd. SSEHL has now applied for an MFE for the Hornsea gas storage facility. We have assessed whether an MFE should be granted using a range of tests.

This consultation sets out our initial view not to grant the MFE and summarises the analysis that has led us to this view. We are consulting on this initial view and welcome feedback from any interested parties.