- Integrated Transmission Planning and Regulation Project: Emerging Thinking
- Cap and Floor Regime for Regulated Electricity Interconnector Investment for application to project NEMO
- Cap and floor regime for regulation of project NEMO and future subsea interconnectors
- Cap and Floor Regime for application to project NEMO: Impact Assessment
Electricity interconnectors have potentially significant benefits for consumers, yet only a limited number of interconnectors have been built under the current regulatory framework. We have been evaluating and consulting on alternative regulatory options that would facilitate investment in interconnection where that is in consumers’ interests.
This consultation sets out our proposal for there to be a new regulatory approach available - the 'cap and floor’. Under this approach developers will identify, propose and build interconnectors and there will be a cap and floor mechanism to regulate how much money a developer can earn.
It builds on the work to date for the proposed new interconnector to Belgium (the Nemo project). It also builds on our work on the planning and delivery of interconnectors as part of the Integrated Transmission Planning and Regulation (ITPR) project.
We propose to roll out a cap and floor regime to near-term interconnection projects and open an initial window for cap and floor applications. We are asking for input on the proposed regime design and regulatory assessment framework. In particular, we invite comments on the eligibility criteria, approach to cost assessment, application process and timing.
This consultation is now closed.