Extension to issuing a connection offer – Rigged Hill Windfarm

Published date06 June 2022
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Utility Regulator
Queens House, 14 Queen Street, BELFAST, BT1 6ED
T: +44 (0) 28 9031 1575 F: +44 (0) 28 9031 1740 W: www.uregni .gov.uk
John Heywood
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd
Unit 3,
21 Old Channel Road
Belfast
BT3 9DE
By Email Only: John.Heywood@nienetworks.co.uk
Date: 27 May 2022
Our Ref: NET/E/TH/519
Dear John,
Request for Extension of Time to Issue a Connection Offer for Connection
Application at Rigged Hill Wind Farm, NIE Networks reference 22/01634 (“the
Application”)
Thank you for your letter dated 29 April 2022 (the Letter) setting out the Application.
The Application
The Letter describes the relevant background
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to the Application.
Reference is made to Condition 30 of NIE’s distribution licence (the Licence).
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Condition 30 (5) provides that (barring specified exceptions) NIE Networks is obliged to
make an offer for connection to the distribution system as soon as practicable and (by
operation of Condition 30 (6)(b)) in any event within 3 months from receipt of a
valid/completed application for connection to the distribution system.
Condition 30 (7) of the Licence allows NIE Networks to make an application to the UR
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for a consent to an extended Condition 30 (6)(b) period. The making of such an
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What follows is a summary of the Application. It is not intended to be a complete rehearsal. All parts of
the Application have been considered in making the decision set out in this correspondence. Failure to
mentions parts of the Application should not be taken as representing any failure to have regard to those
parts.
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