Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 (ECP-1) - System Operator Information Note
As per the Decision on ECP-1, published 27 March 2018, the CRU have indicated that all applicants with an existing application with either System Operator must submit a new application form in order to be considered for processing within the 2018 batch. Under Sections 2.1.3 and 2.1.4 the CRU have set out that, following correspondence from the relevant System Operator, applicants will have three options available to them, Option 1 being:
“Apply to be processed under ECP-1 with the same maximum export capacity (MEC), location, technology type, etc. as their existing grid connection application”
This specifically relates to applicants who wish to progress with their original application, retain their received complete date and apply to be considered as part of the 2018 batch without a new application fee deposit.
In order to give clarity to applicants for what the System Operators will accept in terms of application detail changes please see list below:
“Full” Application Form (NC5)
For applicants that would have filled out a “full” application form (NC5) (opposed to the Reduced Criteria Application Form NC5A), in addition to and not contradicting the clarifications made above, applicants may update technical information that was previously provided. Any amendments (e.g. generating unit manufacturer, model, voltage etc. and associated test results/reports) submitted as part of the new application form must be in accordance with the current valid planning permission for the project.
For applicants wishing to be considered for inclusion in the 2018 batch of ECP-1, a new fully completed (either “Reduced Criteria Form” or “Full Form”) application form must be submitted including maps, diagrams etc. and confirmation that planning permission is in place for the Project.
If you have any further queries on the application form(s), please email the relevant System Operator:
Distribution System Operator: DSOGenerators@esb.ie
Transmission System Operator: OPMO@EirGrid.com