When you accept your Connection Offer, you will also need
to pay for the Statement of Works to be carried out. Once we receive your
payment, we will submit information (exhibit ‘U’) to the TSO. The TSO then determines
if the application as competent. If competent, the TSO carries out their
studies and provides their response within 3 months. Where works are required
to facilitate your connection, we will review the technical requirements, and
where necessary issue a variation to your initial Connection Offer.
This will detail a transmission access date, any
identified technical requirements (i.e. intertrip/flexible connection) and include
your security and liability statement. To progress, you must accept the
variation within 30 working days. You may also need to provide security
payments and accept liabilities against the works that your project has
triggered on the transmission network.
The statement of works process has inherent time delays and risks for customers. Following customer feedback, we worked with other DNOs and the TSO to develop a streamlined process; ‘Appendix G’. This trial is now available at a number of our Grid Supply Points