For RIIO-2, our plan remains to publish final determinations by the end of 2020, and for the new controls to begin from 1 April 2021.
We propose to continue working towards publishing a consultation on our draft determinations for the transmission and gas distribution sectors and Electricity System Operator (ESO) controls on 9 July 2020, followed by a consultation on the electricity distribution sector methodology (RIIO-ED2) in late July 2020.
Given social distancing guidelines, we are not holding public open hearings ahead of the RIIO-2 draft determinations. We will continue to hold bilateral and working group meetings as normal, using teleconference or video conference facilities.
Following publication of our draft determinations we will be holding a number of webinars to discuss sector specific outputs for transmission and gas distribution, as well as net zero and finance. During this time, we will also be attending a number of working groups and online events.
We welcome contact from stakeholders if they want to discuss any issues raised in the Challenge Group reports, Independent Customer Engagement Groups/User Group report or in the wider call for evidence responses published in January and February this year.
We will keep the RIIO-2 programme under regular review and have contingency plans should a worsening of impacts from the pandemic make it unfeasible to deliver the existing RIIO-2 programme by 1 April 2021.