Ofgem introduces queue management to speed up connections to the electricity network
Ofgem has today (November 13) introduced a queue management process that will be applied to the construction agreements of new and existing renewable energy projects in an effort to speed up connections to the electricity network.
Responding, Stephen McKellar, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said:
“Time is of the essence if we want to meet our net-zero targets. One of the key barriers net-zero faces is the time it can take for renewable energy generation projects to connect to the electricity network.
“Scottish Renewables believes that adding queue management milestones to network connection contracts is a fair and proportionate method of dealing with the growing number of projects in the connection queue. Developers can now demonstrate that their projects are on schedule to meet their connection date – a process which will ultimately bring more clean power projects online, quicker.
“It is essential, however, that decisions on moving or removing projects with agreements to connect to the electricity network are made with the best evidence available to avoid unintended consequences.”