Statutory consultation on a proposal to modify the special conditions of the electricity transmission licence held by National Grid Electricity Transmission

This is a statutory consultation on proposed licence modifications to National Grid Electricity Transmissions plc’s (NGET) electricity transmission licence following on from our decision of 22 May 2020 (the May decision) and our subsequent informal licence-drafting consultation of July 2020 (the July consultation). In our May decision, we approved £514.7m of additional allowed expenditure (in 2009/10 prices) for the Hinkley-Seabank project, NGET’s technical solution for connecting EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset to the GB transmission network.

To implement the May decision, we propose to modify NGET’s licence by inserting a Strategic Wider Works output and allowed expenditure for the Hinkley-Seabank project into Special Condition 6I of the licence. We also propose to modify Part B of Special Condition 6I to reflect changes related to Cost and Output Adjusting Events set out in our May decision.

We received two responses to our July consultation, both of which are published on our website.

After reviewing these responses, we have made some amendments to our proposals. Our updated proposals are set out in our Notice and our explanations for these, including how we have considered the consultation responses, are detailed within our Cover Letter.

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