Your project's milestones
Your contract's milestones align with our internal governance process and they provide both us and you the comfort that we are progressing your connection economically and efficiently. For example, we don't award our construction contracts or procure substantial equipment until you've secured both planning consent (where required) and a Financial Investment Decision. This is because we don't want you to be liable for these significant costs until you're confident your project is going ahead.
During project development, we'll check the progress of your contracted milestones with you to ensure you are on track. You can also provide updates on progress in our ConnectNow portal. If you need to change any project milestones, please contact your Account Manager or ESO Contract Manager.
Planning and consents
All construction work is subject to planning and statutory consents. If your project needs planning consents, you'll be responsible for obtaining these consents. We ask you to list them for us in your application, making clear any consents that are pending which you will be obtaining. We will work with the appropriate bodies to ensure that we have the necessary right and permissions to proceed.
Consents impact your securities. You can model them in ConnectNow’s Research Assistant.
Enabling works are the minimum works required to connect you to the transmission network. Beyond these, more transmission reinforcement works may be required. If so, your connection may be constrained at times until these works are complete. You will have the option for your enabling works to be greater in scope, meaning you’re constrained less once connected, but this may mean you don’t connect as quickly.