RIIO-ED1 network price control

The RIIO-ED1 price control set the outputs that the 14 electricity Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) need to deliver for their consumers and the associated revenues they are allowed to collect for the eight-year period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2023.

RIIO-ED1 is the first electricity distribution price control to reflect the new RIIO (Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs) model for network regulation. RIIO is designed to drive real benefits for consumers. It provides the companies with strong incentives to step up and meet the challenges of delivering a low carbon, sustainable energy sector at value for money for existing and future consumers.
 
In February 2014 we published our decision to settle Western Power Distribution's price control early (termed 'fast-tracking'). We issued WPD’s licence conditions for RIIO-ED1 in May 2014.

In November 2014 we published our final settlements (final determinations) for the 10 companies remaining in the process. We issued their licence conditions implementing these determinations in February 2015.

Elements of the RIIO-ED1 price control were appealed to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) by a supplier, British Gas (BG) and a DNO, Northern Powergrid (NPg). The CMA published its decisions in September 2015. It upheld part of one of BG’s five grounds, and one of NPg’s three grounds. The decision on BG’s appeal applies to the 10 slow-track DNOs. NPg’s decision only applies to its two licensees. We have amended the licences according to the CMA’s orders, which we have published for reference below. The latest version of the licences can be accessed from the electronic public register.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 25th Feb 2015
  • Closed: 25th Mar 2015
  • Consultations and responses
  • 4 Associated documents
This notice outlines our proposal to issue the Incentive on Connections Engagement Guidance Document.

  • Published: 25th Feb 2015
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
To drive electricity distribution network operators to meet the needs of connection customers, we introduced the Incentive on Connections Engagement (ICE).

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2015
  • Decisions
  • 17 Associated documents
Decision on new Data Assurance Guidance (DAG) for electricity distribution companies.

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2015
  • Decisions
  • 6 Associated documents
Modification notice amending the special conditions (Charge Restriction Conditions) of the electricity distribution licences held by the slow-track licensees.

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2015
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
Modification notice amending the standard licence conditions of the electricity distribution licences for the purpose of RIIO-ED1.

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2015
  • Decisions
  • 4 Associated documents
Modification notice amending the special conditions (Charge Restriction Conditions) of the electricity distribution licences held by WPD licensees to incorporate provisions for the closeout of DPCR5 schemes.

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2015
  • Closed: 17th Feb 2015
  • Consultations and responses
  • 6 Associated documents
Consultation on changes to WPD’s Price Control Financial Handbook and Price Control Financial Model under CRC 4C Price control update provisions for WPD in WPD’s licence.

  • Published: 28th Jan 2015
  • Closed: 25th Feb 2015
  • Consultations and responses
  • 13 Associated documents
We are asking for views on the draft regulatory instructions and guidance (RIGs) for the next electricity distribution networks operators' price control, RIIO-ED1.

  • Published: 28th Jan 2015
  • Closed: 25th Feb 2015
  • Consultations and responses
  • 9 Associated documents
This is a consultation on the draft RIIO-ED1 Environment Report Guidance Document. This outlines the proposed content of the Environment Report, required by SLC47 of the Electricity Distribution Licence.

  • Published: 7th Jan 2015
  • Closed: 4th Mar 2015
  • Consultations and responses
  • 3 Associated documents
This letter seeks views on how the Authority should consider applications for Innovation Roll-out Mechanism funding.

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