NOTICE UNDER THE ELECTRICITY (COMPETITIVE TENDERS FOR OFFSHORE TRANSMISSION LICENCES) REGULATIONS 2015
The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (the Authority) hereby gives notice pursuant to regulation 21(1) of the Electricity (Competitive Tenders for Offshore Transmission Licences) Regulations 2015 (the Tender Regulations) as follows:
1. The Authority has determined, in accordance with regulation 19(1) of the Tender Regulations, that Diamond Transmission Partners is the preferred bidder in respect of the Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm project (the Preferred Bidder in respect of the Project).
2. The following matters are to be resolved by the Preferred Bidder to the Authority’s satisfaction before it becomes the successful bidder in accordance with regulation 28(1) of the Tender Regulations. The Preferred Bidder has to:
a) establish the necessary arrangements to provide offshore transmission services for the Project, including having all relevant contractual, funding, regulatory and operational arrangements ready for the transfer of the transmission assets and the grant of the offshore transmission licence;
b) put in place a bilateral agreement with the holder of a co-ordination licence to provide transmission services for the Project;
c) accede to the System Operator – Transmission Owner Code; and
d) resolve any other matters which the Authority determines are necessary in relation to the Project.