Working Papers and Consultations

Ofgem’s working papers outlining initial thinking on key options and consultations.

 

Ofgem's Consultation

Getting more out of our electricity networks through reforming access and forward-looking charging arrangements.

 

Access and Forward Looking Charges Significant Code Review - Summer 2019 Working Paper

As part of Ofgem’s programme, in December 2018 they launched a Significant Code Review (SCR) into network access and forward-looking charging. The objective of the SCR is to ensure that electricity networks are used efficiently and flexibly, reflecting users’ needs and allowing consumers to benefit from new technologies and services while avoiding unnecessary costs on energy bills in general.

This is the first of two working papers Ofgem intend to publish this year, and consists of a suite of discussion notes setting out our current thinking on:

  • Context and our approach to this Significant Code Review;
  • Options for reform of access rights for distribution and transmission;
  • Network charges:
    • Options for improving locational accuracy of distribution charges; 
    • Charge design options for distribution and transmission charges.
  • Illustrative examples;
  • Linkages between options for reform;
  • Linkages with procurement of flexibility; and
  • Engagement with industry stakeholders.

 

Access and Forward-Looking Charges Significant Code Review – Winter 2019 working paper

As part of Ofgem’s programme, in December 2018 they launched a Significant Code Review (SCR) into network access and forward-looking charging. The objective of the SCR is to ensure that electricity networks are used efficiently and flexibly, reflecting users’ needs and allowing consumers to benefit from new technologies and services while avoiding unnecessary costs on energy bills in general.

This is the second of two working papers Ofgem are publishing in 2019, and consists of a suite of discussion notes setting out our current thinking on: 

  • Options for reforming the distribution connection charging boundary;
  • Options for focused reforms of transmission network charges; 
  • How options could be applied to small users; 
  • Consumer Panel Report;
  • Behavioural Insight Report on small users;
  • Illustrative examples;
  • External inputs into our work; and
  • Current arrangements.