Below is a list of policy documents and consultations that CEE is considering making responses to (listed in date order of responses required). Draft responses will be added to this page for member comments. If you would like to input into any of our responses, please email us.

Electricity North West - Community and Local Energy Strategy

Electricity North West has issued a consultation to ensure it is delivering correct services to customers who are community energy practitioners. See here for more information about the consultation and here to respond to the online survey.

Deadline for responses is Friday 23 February.

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Energy Network Association Consultation - Open Networks Project 

The Open Networks project has published a consultation to seek feedback from stakeholders on the work that they have scoped and planned for development in 2018. This consultation is an opportunity for all stakeholders to consider the full workplan and provide feedback on priorities, scope, time-scales and those areas where detailed consultation is proposed in 2018. 

The consultation document and the subsidiary documents are available on Energy Network Association’s website, please click here.

ENA is hosting an open webinar on this consultation on 15th February 2018 to give stakeholders the opportunity to ask questions.

The closing date for submission of responses is 23rd February 2018. To register for the webinar or submit your responses to the consultation, please e-mail opennetworks@energynetworks.org 

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Energy Network Association Consultation - Fair and Effective Management of DNO Connection Queues: Treatment of Changes to Connection Requests

The Energy Networks Association Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Connections Steering Group has issued a consultation which seeks stakeholders’ views on proposals in respect of what changes a customer can make to a project after a connection request for it has been made while maintaining the project’s place in the connections queue.

The consultation is part of the wider work being undertaken for Quicker and More Efficient Connections (QMEC) by Ofgem and takes forward a request by the regulator for electricity network operators to consider this issue. 

Providing greater certainty on how a proposed change to a project will affect a project’s position in the connections queue is important for project investors, owners and operators as well as network companies. The overall objective of this consultation is to develop a clear and consistent approach that can be applied across network companies when considering connection application change requests. This is expected to provide a number of benefits including:   

  • Assist network operators in applying a fair and reasonable approach to change requests that takes into account the circumstances of all customers in the connection queue;
  • Provide greater certainty to customers on the likely impact of a change to a project;
  • Assist customers in understanding network operator decisions on change applications; and
  • Assist consistency of treatment of change applications across all networks.

The consultation document is available on Energy Network Association’s website, please click here.     

The closing date for submission of responses is 9 March 2018. Please email responses to john.spurgeon@energynetworks.org