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.
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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street