SR and RUK Response to Ofgem's Strengthening Strategic and Sustainbility Considerations
3 October 2012
On 12 September 2012, Scottish Renewables and Renewable UK jointly responding to the Ofgem discussion paper looking at strengthening strategic and sustainability considerations within Ofgem's own decision making processes. This issue is at the heart of many challenges our members face, and we therefore focused on the following key points:
- It is important that Ofgem incorporate wider short-term effects as well as medium-term and long-term effects.
- Such short term effects include the cost of delays, uncertainty, and loss of momentum.
- We support consideration of the concepts of optionality, diversity and resilience, learning and supply chain development, and also the concept of lock-in/lock-out.
- It is essential that a 'strategic and sustainability' approach be incorporated into policy thinking in all areas relating to renewables deployment.
You can find a link to the response below. For further information, please contact:
Senior Policy Manager: Grid & Markets
0141 353 4000