Timescales for connection

Position for applicants with accepted offers

For those Small Scale Generation applicants that already have accepted grid connection offers, NIE Networks expects to deliver these for March 2017. This work is of an order of c550 jobs equating to c120MW. NIE Networks has strengthened resources in critical areas to meet this delivery challenge.

If any of these offers are delayed due to grid delays, customers should request the relevant letter from NIE Networks in March 2017 to then apply to Ofgem for the grid delay grace period.

Position for applicants without accepted offers by the relevant eligibility date

For applicants coming into the process now or without an accepted offer by the relevant eligibility date; connection is unlikely to complete by March 2017 unless they are very small jobs. For more information on the expected timeframes.

Please note that NIE Networks will include estimated dates for connection (by Month/ Year) in connections offers issued from October 2015 onwards.

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