Consultations and decisions (RIIO-ED2)

Here you can view our consultations and decisions for the electricity distribution network price control starting 2023 (RIIO-ED2).

We are keen to ensure that we get feedback from a wide range of stakeholders as we develop the price controls.

For information on our enhanced stakeholder engagement, see our RIIO policy challenge groups section and our RIIO-ED2 events and working groups section.

For investor updates, see our Investor Relations section.

RIIO-ED2 price review timeline

  • Summer to autumn (Q4) 2019: RIIO-ED2 framework consultation and decision. This stage encompassed a review of the overall RIIO electricity distribution framework so far and assessed if we needed to make any changes.
  • Summer to autumn (Q2/3) 2020: RIIO-ED2 sector-specific methodology consultation. This stage will encompass setting the price control methodology.
  • Winter 2020 (Q4) 2020: We will publish a decision on our methodology consultation and provide templates for network companies to prepare their business plan data.
  • Spring/Summer (Q2) 2021: We will ask network companies to submit their initial proposed business plans to us and the independent RIIO-2 challenge group. The aim of these independent groups is to ensure consumers have a stronger voice in challenging each network company on how their needs and views are accounted for in the plans.
  • Winter (Q4) 2021: We will ask network companies to submit their final proposed business plans to us and the independent RIIO-2 challenge group.
  • Winter (Q1) 2022: We will run open hearings on the business plans. The hearings are intended to assist our review of companies’ business plan proposals in an open and transparent way supported by stakeholder input.
  • Summer (Q2) 2022: We will publish our draft determinations on the price control allowances and will consult on our proposals.
  • Winter (Q4) 2022: We will publish our final determinations on the price control allowances. We will also run a statutory consultation on the RIIO-ED2 licence.
  • Winter (Q4) 2022:  We will publish a decision on our statutory consultation on the RIIO-ED2 licence. We expect to do this by February 2023.
  • 1 April 2023: Price control effective.

Dates are indicative and subject to review.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 4th Aug 2020
  • Guidance
  • 3 Associated documents
This document sets out the information that should be included in electricity distribution network operators’ Business Plans and how we propose to assess those plans. Stakeholder views on this draft guidance have been sought via the RIIO-ED2 Sector...

  • Published: 30th Jul 2020
  • Expected: Jul 2020
  • Closed: 1st Oct 2020
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
Publication of the RIIO-ED2 draft Business Plan Data Templates and Associated Instructions and Guidance

  • Published: 30th Jul 2020
  • Closed: 1st Oct 2020
  • Consultations and responses
  • 7 Associated documents
See our Sector Specific Methodology Consultation for the RIIO-ED2 Price Control.

  • Published: 17th Dec 2019
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
We are issuing our Framework Decision on the RIIO-ED2 Price Control following the Open Letter in August 2019 and the consultation responses received.

  • Published: 4th Nov 2019
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
On 30 October 2019 we sent an open letter to the CMA seeking clarification on price control appeals.

  • Published: 6th Aug 2019
  • Closed: 15th Oct 2019
  • Consultations and responses
  • 6 Associated documents
Open letter consultation on the approach to setting the next electricity distribution price control (RIIO-ED2).