Response to OFGEM’s Project Transmit consultation on transmission charging
Project Transmit is OFGEM’s consultation reviewing the cost of supply electricity to the grid. The current regime discriminates against renewable providers who are not close to the demand centres, for example those in the North of Scotland who have to pay high charges to connect to the grid.
OFGEM are proposing to reform this system. Our response looks at some of the assumptions behind OFGEM’s analysis and calls for a transmission charging system which fairly recognises the fundamental differences between sustainable renewable forms of generation whose location is determined, or at least heavily influenced by the location of the resource and forms of generation reliant on widely traded commodities whose location is best determined by their proximity to markets.