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SSEN appoints Chair of User Group

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission has appointed Tracey Barlow as the independent Chair of its new RIIO-T2 User Group.

Your Plan, Our Future: RIIO-T2 User Group

Stakeholder engagement is a core element of RIIO (Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs) and the enhanced emphasis on this has led to better engagement between network companies and their stakeholders.

In March 2018, Ofgem published their consultation on the framework for the next set of price controls (RIIO-2). Ofgem outlined their intention to build on the progress that has been made in stakeholder engagement and on good practice in other sectors.  For further improvements to be realised and in order to ensure business plans are aligned with consumer needs, Ofgem are introducing different models of stakeholder engagement. To support this, network companies and Ofgem will establish Groups that will challenge proposed business plans for the next round of price controls. In addition, Ofgem will be establishing a RIIO-2 Challenge Group - this Group will look at proposed business plans and will operate in parallel with the Groups established by the companies. 

We, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SHE Transmission) will establish a User Group in summer 2018 to work alongside Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) Board. The User Group will provide direct input and a robust challenge to our proposed business plans. We'd particularly like to hear from individuals who are users of our network such as;

  • suppliers of electricity and gas
  • developers of electricity generation
  • distribution network operators
  • new business models

As well as offering challenge to business proposals in terms of projections of cost efficiency and service quality improvements, we expect members of the User Group to also have expertise in or the ability to call upon expertise in areas such as, non-traditional business models, innovation, fuel poverty, community energy and consumer research. Establishing a Group with a variety of expertise will ensure that our proposals meet the needs of stakeholders across a range of topics.

To register your interest in becoming a panel member, or to provide us with feedback or suggestions please contact before Wednesday 4 July 2018.  


Ofgem Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement Guidance

RIIO-T2 website