- Offshore Transmission Network
- Transmission Network
In this document, we set out our proposals to change the system planning and delivery arrangements for GB electricity transmission infrastructure so that they work better in the interests of existing and future consumers.
We proposed that the System Operator will have an enhanced role in planning the network, and we set out a more consistent approach to the delivery and regulation of different types of transmission assets. This includes increasing the role of competitive tendering to drive efficiency and clarifying where different regulatory regimes will apply. Finally, we proposed mitigation measures to manage conflicts of interest that could arise under these new arrangements.
The proposals in this document built on our Emerging Thinking consultation and changes we have already made to the regulatory frameworks to improve outcomes for consumers. These include the new RIIO price control framework, a framework to support coordination in offshore networks, and the rollout of a cap and floor approach for near-term interconnector investment. There are also links to our work on SO incentives.
This consultation is now closed. If you have any questions please contact the ITPR team.