Delays in grid connection are considered one of the biggest challenges to the UK achieving its ambitions for net zero power by 2035. National Grid Electricity System Operator (“NGESO”) is seeking to address this issue through a number of short-term measures primarily aimed at achieving efficiencies through managing the queue to connect to the grid. In the long-term, proposed reforms have looked at increasing strategic investment in the transmission infrastructure and applying greater oversight to designing the grid more holistically. Both types of measures are considered further in this article.
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