Ofgem announces tough new policy to avoid queues

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The change is a big step away from the existing ‘first-come, first-served’ system.

Official Press Release Ofgem:

Ofgem announces tough new policy to clear ‘zombie projects’ and cut waiting time for energy grid connection

New rules to speed up electricity grid connections for viable projects and allow stalled or speculative developers to be forced out of the queue have been announced by Ofgem.

The change is a big step away from the existing ‘first-come, first-served’ system, which has led to a long queue of energy projects which could generate almost 400GW of electricity – well in excess of what is needed to power the entire British energy system. The new queue management milestones will be implemented by the UK grid’s operator, National Grid ESO, from 27 November 2023 and will be introduced to both existing and future grid connection agreements. This will terminate stalled projects that are blocking the queue for high-voltage transmission lines and means... ... More: Official Press Release Ofgem

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