Open consultation

Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and Common Tariff Obligation

Summary

We're seeking views on 2 statutory schemes which protect North of Scotland consumers from the high costs of electricity distribution in that area.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The government must review the Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and the Common Tariff Obligation every 3 years. These schemes help protect consumers in the North of Scotland from the high costs of electricity distribution in that area.

This consultation forms part of the review process, and we invite views from any interested parties on whether the schemes continue to meet their policy objectives and are operationally effective.

Views are also invited on a proposed mechanism to deliver a revised funding arrangement for the Shetland cross-subsidy from April 2020 onwards, which will have the effect of reducing electricity distribution costs for all consumers in the North of Scotland.

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Ways to respond

Email to:

hydrobenefitreview@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

Electricity Systems Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
3rd Floor
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 12 July 2019