Open letter regarding prioritisation of electricity network charging and connections activity

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Transmission Network

This open letter provides an update on our prioritisation of activities on electricity network charging and connections. This follows a letter we published in November 2022 where we set out the reasons for deferment of certain areas of work in the short term and outlined how we would prioritise our resources to those areas where we considered there was most value for consumers.

Today’s letter highlights:

  • Ofgem’s involvement in transmission charging reform (in the near term and longer term) working alongside Government and their Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA)
  • A review to consider how distribution charges can support efficient use and development of the network, recognising the importance of competition and supporting decarbonisation
  • An update on electricity connections reform
  • Coordination of Ofgem’s charging and electricity workstreams