Over recent years, we have witnessed significant and rapid change in the energy landscape.
Electricity networks will play a critical role in meeting Government targets, such as connecting 50GW of offshore wind by 2030 and integrating further clean energy sources to ensure all generation is net-zero carbon by 2035.
This has meant that the types of connections required to the high voltage electricity transmission network are shifting.
The range of connections required have moved from large-scale conventional generation to a range of renewable generation, batteries, and directly connected demand, such as datacentres.
These changes and positive progress on decarbonisation, particularly over recent months and years, has led to an unprecedented number of applications to connect to the electricity transmission system – with some customers being offered connections dates further into the future than they would like.
Therefore, as the energy landscape shifts, the process to connect to the transmission network must also change.