Slade: We need regulatory air cover for connections overhaul

Reforms to speed up grid connections must consider how to deal with disgruntled developers being kicked out of the queue. Energy Networks Association (ENA) chief executive Lawrence Slade told Utility Week a “fundamental change” to the way connections are managed was clearly required but stressed the need for “the regulatory regime to change to keep up”. He said this included Ofgem giving “regulatory air cover” to make sure that difficult decisions are accepted by those affected.

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