Industry delegates have met at a specially designed workshop to consider the impact of the Industrial Emission Directive on the Gas National Transmission System (NTS).
This input will help us better understand our stakeholder’s needs and what network features are most important to them.
Hannah Kirk-Wilson, National Grid’s Transmission Strategy Lead
Representing shippers, distribution networks and industrial groups, the delegates had the opportunity to discuss areas of concern, and to develop a scorecard that National Grid will use when assessing investments on the gas NTS.
They were also asked to consider which investment decisions they would make against the recently published Future Energy Scenarios – an exercise designed to provide a clear view of how National Grid makes its investment decisions against an uncertain future.
Hannah Kirk-Wilson, National Grid’s Transmission Strategy Lead, said: “The framework for the scorecard was developed based on areas of concern our stakeholders told us about through consultation – we asked them to rate the level of importance of each criteria to them.
“This input will help us better understand our stakeholder’s needs and what network features are most important to them. We’ll be able to take these into account when looking at investment options. It will also help us present options in ways that are most helpful to our stakeholders, allowing them to make more informed decisions.”
Another feature of the workshop was a discussion around the base analysis of the Future Energy Scenarios – and specifically, a number of sensitivities that stakeholders want to see National Grid taking into account in its plans to replace its compressor fleet.
Hannah said: “The feedback we received will really help us shape our analysis and how we present the results to stakeholders. They welcomed the opportunity to be involved at the beginning of the process before any decisions have been taken, providing them with a genuine opportunity to shape the output.
“The event was very well received, with people telling us they enjoyed the interaction and opportunity to participate. Our stakeholders have a wide range of views that we are keen to fully understand, so in addition to future events, we’re happy to set up bilateral meetings.
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Presentation information from the event, as well as updates and information on future events are available here.