Decision on Modifications to the Electricity Distribution Licence Related to (a) Licence Applications from Affiliates of Existing Distribution Licensees and (b) Competitive Deployment of Storage

Licence modification

In May 2019 we published a statutory consultation on proposed modifications to the electricity distribution licence. We requested views from relevant licensees and other interested parties on changes we considered necessary to address some of the consequences of an affiliate of an existing distribution licensee being granted an electricity distribution licence (an Affiliated Independent Distribution Network Operator or AIDNO). We also proposed modifications relating to our decision on enabling the competitive deployment of storage in a flexible energy system.

Following consideration of the responses to our statutory consultation, we have decided to implement the licence modifications as set out in the notice annexed to this letter. Our decision will take effect from 17 October 2019.