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Self Design Approval

Independent Connection Providers (ICPs) shall be able to complete self-design approval in the majority of circumstances, as outlined in the table below.

At this time, some market segments  have been excluded due to the technical complexity and/or network constraints. We will work with ICPs to develop processes to open these market segments in the future. 

Relevant Market SegmentSelf-approval of designs available (Yes/No)Comments
LV demandYes*Subject to restrictions
HV demandYes*Subject to restrictions
HV/EHV demandNoCurrently due to technical nature, complexity of designs and significant impact on network.
EHV/132kV demandNoCurrently due to technical nature, complexity of designs and significant impact on network.
DG LVYes*Subject to restrictions
DG HV/EHVNoCurrently due to technical nature, complexity of designs and significant impact on network.
UMS LAYes 
UMS OtherYes 
UMS PFIYes 

* Subject to the following restrictions:

  • Where Contestable design requires incorporation of a constraint and monitoring scheme
  • Diversion of Existing Assets (affecting existing Substation assets)

Please see our process document ESDD-02-021 Guidance for Self-Determination of Point of Connection and Self-Design Approval for Independent Connection Providers.  There is a probationary period to be able to complete the self-design approval  which is detailed in the above document and in the table of qualifying criteria  below.

The self-determined process in full can be seen on the high level process map.

Self-Design Approval Qualifying Criteria

LevelCriteria
1Complete a briefing with SPEN and enter into a probationary period for each RMS category - complete 5 projects in parallel (normal costs apply) and if no issues move to level 2
2ICP fully able to self-approve contestable designs
 

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