Statutory consultation on a proposal to modify the special conditions of the electricity transmission licence held by National Grid Electricity Transmission

Publication date
19th November 2020
Closing date
21st December 2020
Policy area

This is a statutory consultation on proposed licence modifications to National Grid Electricity Transmission plc’s (NGET) electricity transmission licence. This consultation follows on from our decision of 22 May 2020 (the May decision), our subsequent informal licence-drafting consultation of July 2020 and our previous statutory consultation of 28 August 2020 (the August consultation). In our May decision, we approved £514.7m of additional allowed expenditure (in 2009/10 prices) for the Hinkley-Seabank project, NGET’s technical solution for connecting EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset to the GB transmission network (the Hinkley-Seabank project).

To implement the May decision, we propose to modify NGET’s licence by inserting an SWW output and allowed expenditure for the Hinkley-Seabank project into Special Condition 6I of the licence. We also propose to modify Part B of Special Condition 6I to reflect changes related to Cost and Output Adjusting Events set out in our May decision.

The August consultation, held from 28 August 2020 to 28 September 2020, covered the same proposed modifications to the licence as those which are set out in this Notice, save for certain differences in relation to technical deliverables. For the reasons set out in the cover letter, we decided not to make the modifications proposed in the August consultation and we are now consulting on the updated proposed modifications to the licence described in this letter and set out in the accompanying Notice.

Our updated proposals are set out in our Notice, and our explanations for these are detailed within our cover letter.

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