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Hendy Wind Farm Limited- Notice of grant of an electricity generation licence

NOTICE UNDER SECTION 6A(5) OF THE ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 OF THE GRANT OF AN ELECTRICITY GENERATION LICENCE

The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (“the Authority”) hereby gives notice pursuant to section 6A(5) of the Electricity Act 1989 (“the Act”) that on 8 July 2020 an electricity generation licence was granted under section 6(1)(a) of the Act to Hendy Wind Farm Limited (company number 07638660) whose registered office is situated at 7a Howick Place, London, SW1P 1DZ, United Kingdom, authorising it to generate electricity in the area specified in Schedule 1 for the purpose of giving a supply to any premises or enabling a supply to be so given.

A copy of this licence is available from the Ofgem Library, 10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4PU or by email at foi@ofgem.gov.uk.

Barry Coughlan

Duly authorised on behalf of the Authority

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Damhead Creek II Limited- Notice of application for an electricity generation licence

Damhead Creek II Limited hereby gives notice that it has made an application to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority for an electricity generation licence.

The closing date for comments on this licence application is 4 August 2020. Please contact Licensing@ofgem.gov.uk.

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ODFM in relation to the T&C related to Balancing

On 23 June 2020, we received a proposal from the Electricity System Operator (ESO) to approve amendments to the national terms and conditions related to balancing (T&C) required by Article 18 of the EBGL Regulation. This proposal relates to the inclusion of Optional Downward Flexibility Management (ODFM) into the T&C.

ODFM is primarily an opt-in service for balancing service providers (BSPs) to receive payments from the ESO to turn off their generation when required for balancing. The service is also open to those BSPs that can increase their demand when required.

This letter sets out our decision to confirm that ODFM as mapped by the ESO fully forms part of the T&C pursuant to Article 18 of the EBGL Regulation and approves the amendments to the T&C proposed by the ESO.

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SCP474 decision

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Rejection of code modification proposal to SPAA.
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Decision on the future operation of the HVDC centre following the end of NIC-funding period

Funded through the  RIIO-T1 Network Innovation Competition (NIC), SHE-T developed and constructed the HVDC Centre (also called the Multi Terminal Testing Environment centre – MTTE) to enable the planning, development and testing of high voltage direct current transmission solutions in GB. The Centre officially opened in April 2017, and operated since then under the ownership of SHE-T.

The Project Direction for the NIC Project in 2013 (updated in 2018), included a requirement on SHE-T to submit a Notice to the Authority setting out its proposal for the future operation of the facility (post NIC funding). SHE-T submitted its proposal in February 2020.

This letter sets out our approval decision for the continuation of the operation of the HVDC centre by SHE-T during the RIIO-2 period.

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CMP303: Improving local circuit charge cost-reflectivity

[unable to retrieve full-text content]We have rejected this modification to the CUSC.
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CMP337 and CMP338 decision

We have approved these modifications that allow distribution network operators to contribute to the cost of new AC subsea and HVDC circuits, and to allow this contribution to be netted off from costs faced by the generators connecting to these circuits.

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Statutory consultation on proposed modifications to the standard conditions of the electricity interconnector licence and to the special conditions of the licences held by NGIL and NGESO

About this consultation

This consultation sets out our proposals to modify relevant licences in order to reflect the Clean Energy Package (CEP) Electricity Regulation and implement our decision on our approach to cost sharing and cost recovery under the CACM Regulation.

For the CEP Electricity Regulation, we have identified changes to the standard conditions of the electricity interconnector licence and to the special conditions of the electricity interconnector licence held by National Grid Interconnectors Limited (NGIL) with respect to the Interconnexion France Angleterre (IFA) interconnector. These proposed changes aim to align these licence conditions with the relevant provisions in the CEP Electricity Regulation.

We are also proposing changes to the standard conditions of the electricity interconnector licence and the special conditions of the electricity transmission licence held by National Grid Electricity System Operator Limited (NGESO) in order to implement our decision on the approach to cost sharing and cost recovery under the CACM regulation.

We welcome your views on these proposed licence changes by close on 31 July 2020.

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Incentive on Connections Engagement consultation on the Distribution Network Operators’ 2020 submissions

We are seeking your views on how well the distribution network operators (DNOs) engage with their connections stakeholders to ensure they are delivering a service that meets these customers’ needs.

Helping new customers connect to the electricity network is one of the most critical services provided by DNOs. It enables new homes to be built and new businesses to start trading, as well as allowing new low carbon technologies and flexibility services to come on to the system. This will be crucial in helping the UK to decarbonise its economy, and move to a smarter, more flexible energy system.  

We expect DNOs to provide good service to all customers that are seeking a connection. The purpose of the Incentive on Connections Engagement (ICE) is to encourage this. Under the ICE, DNOs must provide evidence that they have engaged with their connection stakeholders and responded to their needs. If they fail to do this, they could incur a penalty.

DNOs submit evidence of their stakeholder engagement in two parts: a Looking Back report on their activities during the previous year demonstrating how they have met the needs of large connection customers; and a Looking Forward plan for the coming year describing the activities the DNO plans to undertake.

We are seeking your views separately on both the ‘Looking Back’ and the ‘Looking Forward’ sections of the submissions from each DNO. Your responses to this open letter will inform our assessment of each DNO’s submissions.

The closing date for responses is 28 August 2020. Responses should be sent to connections@ofgem.gov.uk.

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Retail Energy Code Schedules: Working drafts July 2020

Under the Retail Code Consolidation and the Switching Significant Code Reviews, Ofgem is working with stakeholders on the creation of a new Retail Energy Code (REC). We are publishing the latest working drafts of REC schedules here for transparency.

We paused stakeholder engagement and consultations on the Retail Energy Code in March 2020 to allow stakeholders to prioritise the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The documents published here may therefore contain material not previously discussed with stakeholders. They should be regarded purely as working drafts.

We expect to resume stakeholder discussions on these drafts in the coming weeks and to consult on them formally in the autumn of this year. We do not currently expect engagement or comments on these documents, but are open to receive views or questions.

More detailed information on a number of these working drafts is contained in the information document “REC Schedules: Working Drafts July 2020” below.

We are planning to update this page over the coming weeks to include further code drafting.