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FAQs: Modifying your connection application

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you may have uncertainties about your connection application or be in a position where you are considering modifying your connection application.

We’ve put together this information to help you with any queries and concerns you may have.

How much does a modification application cost?

’d like. For more information about application fee costs please review the National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO)s Charging Statement (p.28-36) or speak to your assigned NGESO Customer Contract Manager.
 

If I pay a variable modification application fee, will I receive a refund if the cost of work is less than what I paid?

Yes. The process for calculating application fees is unchanged (which means your final variable fee may increase or decrease depending on the nature of your requested contract change). For more information about how application fees are charged, please review CUSC Section 14.10 (p.22) or speak to your assigned National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) Customer Contract Manager.


Will modifying my contract affect my securities?

Yes. If you modify your existing contract, the agreed securities will potentially need to be revised to cover any additional costs that werent provisioned for. To discuss the impact on securities further, please speak to your assigned National Grid Electricity System (NGESO) Customer Contract Manager.


Will my new completion date depend on the National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) obtaining a new outage date?

Yes. As is the case with any offer process, all completion dates depend on us being able to secure the relevant outages with the National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO).
 

Will I be charged a delay charge?

If you decide to delay your connection date, well endeavour to plan and carry out the construction programme as economically and efficiently as possible.  However, as set out in our TO Charging Statement (p.21), additional one-off works charges may apply if any extra work we do incurs additional costs that werent provisioned for or cannot be avoided.
 

My project has transmission reinforcement works that depend on National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) obtaining the relevant consents. Will timelines for these works be affected?

 Unless you’ve already been contacted by us at NGET or the National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) advising you of a delay, there will be no changes to your timescales. Given the current situation, this will be under ongoing review.

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