Ofgem’s Formal Opinion on the Electricity System Operator (ESO) Forward Plan 2020-21

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As part of the Electricity System Operator (ESO) regulatory and incentives framework, the ESO is required to engage with its stakeholders to produce a Forward Plan before the start of each regulatory year.

The ESO published its final Forward Plan on 30 March 2020 following consultation with stakeholders.

We have reviewed the ESO Forward Plan 2010-21 and the stakeholder responses the ESO received as part of its consultation. We have provided our view of whether the Forward Plan meets our expectations.

The ESO Forward Plan covers the financial year 2020-2021. This letter outlines Ofgem’s Formal Opinion of the ESO’s Forward Plan 2020-21.