We are consulting on the needs case and preferred option for the Skye Dynamic Line Rating Medium Sized Investment Project (MSIP) proposed by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHET) under their MSIP reopener submission in January 2022.
The MSIP licence condition provides for companies to make reopener submissions during the RIIO-2 price control period for projects that cost less than £100m and meet certain other conditions. SHET regards this project as having met criterion 3.14.6(i).ii of its Electricity Transmission Special Licence Conditions as a project ‘relating to protection projects that are needed following system studies by the System Operator or the licensee showing a need for dynamic line ratings’.
We are seeking views on our assessment of the needs case and optioneering. Responses are requested by 25 July 2022.