SCR working group publications

A review of the distribution connection charging boundary, considering whether there is merit in moving to a shallow connection boundary.

Reviewing the definition and choice of distribution and transmission access right.

Access Report 1 

This report provides an overview of the basis upon which the GB network operators currently design and operate their electricity networks, highlighting differences in approach and planning standards across transmission and distribution. 

Access Report 2

This report outlines a range of potential options which could form part of a user’s access choice in the future, beyond current planning and commercial arrangements.

Access Report 2 Annex

This is the annex to SCR Access Report 2, containing detailed initial assessments of future options for access arrangements.

Monitoring and Enforcement

The Access SCR is considering how different access choices may benefit customers and network operators. Failure to adhere to the parameters of access products could negatively impact on the electricity network, resulting in dis-benefits for customers. This paper considers options for monitoring and enforcement.

Market Participation Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet aims to identify relevant energy markets (both current and future) and the compatibility between those markets and each access choice. Where barriers are identified, options for their removal are identified.

Feasibility Spreadsheet

The Access SCR is considering a range of access products. This spreadsheet provides a description of each, assessing their feasibility giving consideration to such areas as metering, data collection and processing requirements, standards and control equipment.

Examining what costs should be in the forward looking signal, how costs vary by location and how they can be signalled to users.

SCR Locational Granularity of Charging Report

This report provides an overview of the current forward-looking use of system charging regime and considers how increased granularity might be introduced for distribution charges and options for improving consistency across how these charges are set at transmission and across distribution voltages.

Assessing changes to how charges are designed to improve cost reflectivity and signals to users.

Charging design - Initial options listing

The purpose of this report is to finalise charging design options, grouping these between those applying to demand and generation users.

Assessing changes to the charge design for demand TNUoS and whether distribution users should face TNUoS charges.

Charging Design - Initial options listing

The purpose of this report is to finalise charging design options, grouping these between those applying to demand and generation users.

Assessing whether the options can be applied to small users or amendments are required.