Independent Connection Providers (ICPs) shall be able to self-determine the Point of Connection (POC) 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 which result in a high incidence of interactive POCs having to be managed. We will work with ICPs to develop processes to open these market segments in the future.
|Relevant Market Segment||Self-approval of designs available (Yes/No)||Comments|
|LV Demand||Yes*||Subject to restrictions|
|HV Demand||Yes*||Subject to restrictions|
|HV / EHV Demand||No||Currently due to technical nature, complexity of designs and significant impact on network.|
|EHV/132kV Demand||No||Currently due to technical nature, complexity of designs and significant impact on network.|
|DG LV||Yes*||Subject to restrictions|
|DG HV / EHV||No||Impacted by a high level of interactivity|
|UMS LA||Yes|| |
|UMS Other||Yes|| |
|UMS PFI||Yes|| |
*Subject to the following restrictions:
- Where the requirement for reinforcement is identified
- There exists interactivity with other quotations
Please see our process document ESDD-02-021 Guidance for Self-Determination of Point of Connection and Self-Design Approval for Independent Connection Providers.
The self-determined process in full can be seen on the high level process map
There is a probationary period to be able to complete the self-determination which is detailed in the above document and in the table of qualifying criteria below
Self Determine POC Qualifying Criteria
|1||Complete 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|
|2||ICP fully able to self-determine POC|
Please see our Standard Design Matrix which supports the guidance provided within ESDD-02-021.