In response to Ofgem's working paper on the "Reform of electricity network access and forward looking charges" an Initial Options for Change Paper has been produced by the Access and Forward Looking Task Forces, which details potential options to support the reform.
Latest Task Force meetings
20 February - Joint Task Force Meeting
25 January - Forward Looking Task Force Meeting
24 January - Access Task Force Meeting
21 December - Forward Looking Charges Task Force meeting
18 December - Access Task Force meeting
1 December - Joint Task Force meeting
What's the role of a Task Force?
Charging Futures Task Forces help identify options for a broad charging topic and support Ofgem in assessing these options. Each Task Force is made up of volunteers who will actively contribute to the identifying options, producing impact assessments and engaging with wider industry participants.
Active Task Forces
There are currently two Task Forces, that are considering how to progress Ofgem's working paper on the 'Reform of electricity network access and forward-looking charges':
- Access Task Force
- Forward Looking Charges Task Force
Although these are separate Task Forces, there will be a number of joint Task Force meetings. This is because of the close relationships between potential options, analysis and reforms on both access and forward looking charges.
Scope of Task Forces
The Terms of Reference detail the scope of the Task Forces and the outputs that will be produced.
Who is on the Task Forces?
These Task Forces are chaired by Ofgem, supported by Energy Networks Association as secretariat. Task Force members are volunteers representing a spectrum of industry participants are on these two Task Forces - from network users, network owners and subject matter experts. Their contribution and outputs will be shared for review at the quarterly Charging Futures Forum, and then on to the Charging Delivery Body to consider the best route for implementation.
How can you get involved?
- Keep up to date with the each Task Force meeting by viewing the resources below - including minutes and presentation slides.
- Attend the next Charging Futures Forum where Task Force outputs will be presented and reviewed. Sign up here.
- Look out for stakeholder workshops in the New Year to learn, ask and contribute to Task Force outputs.
Getting in touch
- Task Force Secretariat - Energy Networks Association (ENA) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- General Charging Futures Lead Secretariat - National Grid SO - Chargingfutures@nationalgrid.com
Task Force Workshops
Ofgem is hosting two similar workshops to discuss the potential reform of electricity network access arrangements and forward-looking charges to give a wide range of stakeholders an opportunity to learn, ask and contribute to this work. They will be hosted in London and in Glasgow on:
- 28th February 2018 at Prospero House, London, as part of the Charging Futures Forum. All those already going to the Forum will automatically have a place, and a limited number of additional places will be available for those who are not regular attendees of the Forum.
- 6th March 2018 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow for those who are not attending the Charging Futures Forum. It will cover the same afternoon Access and Forward Looking Charges workshop that will be at the Forum. All of the spaces at this event are available to those who are not regular attendees of the Forum.
If you are interested in attending in one of these workshops, please email email@example.com by 5th February explaining your preference for London or Glasgow. Please note:
- You can attend only one event, either London or Glasgow.
- Only one representative per organisation can attend due to limited spaces.
- If you or your organisation are already attending the Charging Futures Forum in London, you are automatically registered for London – there is no need to register your interest again.