Connection arrangements for offshore generation - next steps paper published

Today the Utility Regulator publishes a next steps paper in relation to connection arrangements for offshore generation in Northern Ireland. This paper follows on from our consultation on the matter in the spring of 2013. 

The paper sets out our updated view on the legal framework and the geographic area that are covered under current licences. The paper also describes the current framework for connection applications and connection charging and explains how this transfers across to developments offshore. It identifies the work that needs to be undertaken to ensure that all sources of generation are able to compete on an equal basis in the wholesale market.

Seventeen responses to the consultation were received.  One response was jointly written and submitted by two separate parties.

Summary document detailing key issues raised in the consultation and the Utility Regulator response

A paper copy of the next steps paper can be obtained from:

Brian Mulhern
Utility Regulator
Queens House
14 Queen Street
Tel: 028 9031 6333

Copies of the paper and any accompanying documents will also be made available in large print, Braille, audio cassette and a variety of relevant minority languages if required.