Open letter on future reform to the electricity connections process

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Industry sector

  • Distribution Network
  • Transmission Network

This open letter sets out our position on electricity connections reform.

With the government’s recent ’Powering up Britain’ publication promising to deliver the new nuclear, offshore wind and solar generation essential to achieve our decarbonisation goals, ensuring these assets can connect when and where they are needed will be crucial in achieving net zero, delivering affordability for consumers and maintaining security of supply.

Customers seeking to connect to the network are experiencing significant delays, across all voltage levels, with some customers being offered connection dates in the late 2030s. We are committed to working with industry to take any actions necessary to ensure that the situation improves rapidly and significantly.

Today we are setting out our core objective for reform and our plans to review connection arrangements, alongside government and industry.

We are seeking views on our proposals depicted in this letter and plan to hold a webinar in June to discuss them further. We invite stakeholders to submit feedback by 16 June 2023 and registrations of interest for our webinar to