Enduring Connection Policy Stage 2 - (ECP-2)
On 10th June 2020, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) published its
decision on the Enduring Connection Policy Stage 2 (ECP-2). This is an
important policy milestone and ESB Networks has now commenced work on the next
steps to implement. Please refer to the CRU website: Enduring Connection Policy Stage 2 (ECP-2) CRU/20/060 for further information. The System Operators will publish a detailed ruleset
for ECP-2 based on this decision before the ECP-2 application window opens on Tuesday 1st September 2020.
Revised Generator Application Forms (NC5/NC5A) are also currently under review
and will be published in advance of this date. The closing date for
applications will be 5pm on Wednesday, 30th September 2020.
Final Capacity Release
As per section
2.9 of the ECP-2 Decision Paper, all projects contracted pre ECP-1 (but not
those that folded into ECP-1) will have a final opportunity for capacity
release as per CER/16/284 (e.g. with 80% refund of first stage payment).
Please see link
to the Capacity Release Form (PDF | 202KB).
The window for
application of Capacity Release opens on Friday
10th July 2020 and closes at 5pm on Monday 10th August 2020.
Node Assignment Ruleset
Operators are undertaking a review of the Node Assignment Ruleset that was in
place during the Gate 3 and ECP-1 process. The objective of this review is to
streamline the rules and enhance the efficiency of batch processing in ECP-2
whilst also providing more clarity to applicants. As part of this review, the
System Operators are now offering prospective ECP-2 applicants the opportunity
to provide comments on the original Node Assignment Ruleset. Applicants who
wish to contribute to this review may email firstname.lastname@example.org with their comments by Friday 17th July 2020. The System Operators will publish an updated Node Assignment
Ruleset once our review is complete.