The main focus for this Forum was on Access Rights and Forward Looking Charges - building on the work of the Task Forces around initial options for change.
Listen to our Forum Summary Podcast for an overview of the day, or scroll down to the bottom of this page for slides from the day.
Four questions considered at the Forum:
1. Should there be different access and charging arrangements for household/other small users, compared with larger non-domestic users? Why?
2. What are the advantages/disadvantages of moving from a ‘first come-first served’ basis for allocating capacity, to an auction based approach or other periodic allocation?
3. Are there benefits with having a greater range of network access options available?
4. What changes could be made to improve the cost reflectivity of network charges?
These questions were covered in the February Pre-Forum Podcast for Forum attendees, which you can find here.
Speakers on the day:
- Andy Burgess, Ofgem
- David Wildash, National Grid System Operator - Lead Secretariat
- Rob Marshall, National Grid System Operator - Lead Secretariat
- Judith Ross, Ofgem
- Stew Horne, Citizen's Advice
- Chris Brown, Ofgem
- Elizabeth Allkins, Ovo Energy
- Steve Halsey, UKPN
- Nick Brooks, OLEV
- James Ingram, TfL
- Nicola Percival, Innogy Renewables UK Ltd
- Jeremy Nicholson, EIUG
- Jon Parker, Ofgem