Generation Consultation - call for evidence

The implementation of the Alternative Connection Application and Offer Process has facilitated the release of remaining network capacity, to a level of circa 285 MW (including that at existing cluster locations). 

With network capacity exhausted and the absence of additional energy policy drivers that might permit an economic case to be made by NIE Networks or SONI, for future network investment, SONI and NIE Networks are seeking input from industry on a way forward for generation connections.

Following a workshop on 18 August, SONI and NIE Networks invite interested parties to respond to this call for evidence. The aim is to maximise the opportunity for all stakeholders to feed into and shape the main consultation.

The consultation paper, due to be published in December, will outline new approaches to the connections process that have been developed through this call for evidence. 

Responses should be sent electronically to and by 4pm on Friday 3rd November 2017. 

Thank you for your input. 

 Proposed Timetable

  • Call for evidence 10 October - 3 November 2017
  • Publication of consultation paper - December 2017
  • Consultation paper responses - December - January 2018
  • Decision paper - Q1 2018

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