Open consultation

Transmission licence exemption order for offshore generators

Summary

We're seeking views on a proposed exemption order to extend the period for which Tender Round 5 offshore generators can transmit electricity without a licence.

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Consultation description

The Energy Act states that electricity transmission must be licenced. For new offshore wind farms the generator typically builds the transmission asset and can own and operate the offshore transmission system for a commissioning period of 18 months without being required to hold a transmission licence.

This consultation seeks views on a proposed exemption order, for wind farm generators involved in Tender Round 5, to effectively extend the commissioning period to account for delays encountered to the tender process.

Documents

Notice of proposed transmission licence exemptions for offshore wind farm generators in tender round 5

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Draft Transmission Licence Exemption Order

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Ways to respond

Email to:

sophia.cliff@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 4 December 2018