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Ofgem consultation on the change process for the generation capacity mechanism

21 May 2014
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Following is our feedback on the process for modifying the Capacity Market Rules (‘CM Rules’). This submission is non-confidential and may be published on your website.

We are uncomfortable with the proposals contained in the consultation and believe that they will not result in a robust process. In particular, we think that:

  • the timescale is unrealistically truncated for assessing what could be highly material changes;
  • a process will be needed for prioritising workload rather than trying to assess – and consult on - all proposals to the same timetable;
  • the proposed development process looks opaque, and may hamper stakeholders’ ability to develop an understanding of proposals or to provide input at a time in the process when they are still in development.