Ofgem aims to cut grid connection charges in Scotland - report
Dec 21, 2011 - UK's electricity industry regulator Ofgem seeks to significantly lower the amount that renewable energy project developers have to pay to get connected to the Scottish power grid, BBC News reported.
The regulator wants to bring out a fairer pricing formula. At present, renewable energy generators in Scotland have to pay higher grid-connection charges if they are located far in the northern parts of the country. Charge reductions for wind power projects in the north may drop by as much as 60%, the report said.
In the UK, National Grid determines the transmission charges for power producers and suppliers via an Ofgem-approved formula. These charges account for 4% of the electricity bill of a UK household, BBC said.