Public Consultations

Although the 2018 Workplan consultation has closed (please see below for more information), we have several other consultations planned for this year. By holding these consultations, we hope to gather and collate feedback, ideas and criticisms regarding our 2018 products in order to assist with their futher development.

Please find both the 2018 timeline and short desciption of what will be addressed in each consultation below:

ON Consultation Timeline

WS1: Product 10: Close date - 11th of June 2018

  • Current good practice document for flexibility connections. This will consult on a report capturing current DNO approaches and good practice to flexibility queue management.

 WS3: Product 5

  • We will consult on the definition of the 5 DSO market models developed in Workstream 3, as well as the key enablers for DSO and the methodology and key criteria on which we intend to base cost benefit assessment.

WS2: Product 2

  • Position paper for capacity recycling, identifying and reviewing options for managing and planning capacity that may be contracted for but may not be being used by customers. Options and principles would be laid out in a position paper and recommendations would be provided to Ofgem & BEIS. This is likely to be linked to Ofgem’s review of Network Access and Forward Looking Charges.

WS2: Product 5

  • Improve customer information and improve network operator processes in the post-application phase including queue management. This will include publishing good practice on:
    • how interactive applications are handled;
    • approaches to queue management where connection capacity is limited; and
    • improving the general queue management and interactivity process information made available to customers.

WS1: Product 1

  • Investment Processes; Whole system investment models; and proposed extension to NOA framework to include DER solutions. We will develop whole system investment processes beginning with a Regional Network Options Assessment (NOA) process and then extending this to developing processes for the inclusion of DER based solutions to provide network capacity. We will consult on requirements for information and models to enable implementation of the whole system regional NOA approach.

 

Should you have any questions or require any additional information regarding these consultations, please contact us at [email protected].

 

Open Public Consultations


 

Call for Evidence/Consultation: Workstream 1 Product 10

We have now launched our call for evidence for Workstream 1 Product 10. The linked document summarises the present treatment of storage and other flexible resources by DNOs and seeks stakeholder views and examples on related problems and opportunities. We will use the evidence you provide to shape Open Networks work in this area. In particular, Workstream 1 Product 11 will propose developments to promote storage and other applicable Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) where these can assist others to connect faster and more economically.

To view the call for evidence/consultation, click here.

Close date: 11th June 2018 (extended to 13th June 2018)

 

Webinar:

We held a public webinar on the 17th and 24th of May to run through the consultation document and take comments and questions from stakeholders in an open forum. 

If you wish to view the Open Networks webinar video, click here. The slides from the 17th/24th of the May webinar can also be viewed separately here

If you would like to view our response to the webinar, please click on the following link: Webinar response.

 

Closed Public Consultations


2018 -

Consultation: 2018 Workplan

The Open Networks project sought stakeholder views on the work that had been scoped and planned for development in 2018: 

Consultation document: Consultation document on Phase 2 Work Programme

Subsidiary documents:  Phase 2 Project Initiation Document                                    

Close date: 23rd February 2018

Response Documents:

Consultation responses received -

Centrica Drax EDF ElectraLink Elexon Energy UK
EON ESP FPSA Gazprom HIE Innogy
JRC Noveus Open Utility Scottish Power Scottish Renewables Smartest Energy

 

Open Networks response

Open Netwoks response to consultation

 

Webinar:

If you wish to view the Open Networks webinar video, click here. The slides from the 15th February webinar can also be viewed separately here

A response to the comments received at the webinar can be viewed here.

 

2017

The Open Networks project sought stakeholder views on the Commercial Principles for Contracted Flexibility: Promoting Access to Markets for Distributed Energy Resources paper which was delivered under 2017 Workstream 1 Product 4:

Consultation document: Commercial Principles for Contracted Flexibility

Close date: 29th September 2017

Response documents: