Connectology

Podcast: Guest series with Laura Henry, Connections Policy and Change Manager at National Grid ESO

By |12 June, 2024|Connectology, Connectology Insight, Featured, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this episode of the Connectology® Podcast, Catherine Cleary is joined by Laura Henry, Connections Policy and Change Manager at the Electricity System Operator (National Grid ESO)

Webinar: Grid Connections Reform – an update, May 2024

By |01 May, 2024|Connectology, Featured|

Request this webinar to get an update, so far, on GB electricity network Connections Reform including progress on queue management, letters of authority and more. Gain clarity on the evolving connections landscape.

Podcast: Hydrogen and the grid – considerations for developers, investors, networks and regulators

By |11 March, 2024|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this podcast, Roadnight Taylor’s Connectologists® discuss the Hydrogen development market and various opportunities and challenges around connecting the different types of hydrogen projects to the grid.

Transmission queue management – milestones calculator

By |01 March, 2024|Connectology, Connectology Insight, Featured, News & Connectology|

To support clients and the industry as a whole, Roadnight Taylor has developed a simple Milestone Calculator for transmission queue management. This free to download tool offers a view of milestone dates ahead of any Modification Application Offer or Construction Agreement Offer associated with a new application.

Podcast: Agreements to vary and mod apps

By |27 February, 2024|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

With some 700 schemes about to receive an agreement to vary from National Grid ESO, our team set out the reasons why, the differences between the cohorts and the risks and opportunities associated with each. They highlight differences between these agreements to vary and mod apps, and flag the interaction between mod apps and milestones, termination risk and critical dates.

Podcast: Grid News and Views #6

By |12 February, 2024|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this Grid News and Views episode of the Connectology® Podcast, Roadnight Taylor's Pete Aston hosts colleagues Nikki Pillinger, Philip Bale and Kyle Murchie as they discuss National Grid ESO and the DNOs' progress with the Technical Limits initiative, and more...

Podcast: Grid News and Views #5

By |04 January, 2024|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this Grid news and views’ episode, Pete Aston hosts colleagues Catherine Cleary, Philip Bale and Kyle Murchie, as they discuss National Grid ESO's progress with two-step offers, when this will come to an end and more...

Podcast: Transmission milestones

By |20 December, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

On this podcast, three of Roadnight Taylor’s elite connections engineers – Connectologists® Catherine Cleary, Pete Aston and Kyle Murchie – explore connection offer milestones at transmission

Podcast: what a good investment director needs to know about grid due diligence to mitigate risks and potentially save £millions

By |18 December, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

On this podcast, two of Roadnight Taylor’s elite connections engineers discuss the key themes that they see determining the success of a connection and grid due diligence exercise, and some of the areas of risk that they see having been missed.

Podcast: Are your projects’ curtailments about to get a lot worse?

By |22 November, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

On this podcast, three of Roadnight Taylor’s elite connections engineers explore the issues around changes to DNO curtailment modelling and operation. They help identify higher risk projects, suggest mitigations and point to industry initiatives that may bring about positive change.

Podcast: The new treatment of Battery Energy Storage Schemes (BESS)

By |07 November, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

Specialist grid connections engineers Pete Aston and Philip Bale, discuss the new rules regarding the treatment of Battery Energy Storage Schemes (BESS) by Distribution Network Operator (DNOs).

Podcast: The Technical Limits initiative. Will it accelerate your projects?

By |13 October, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this podcast, our Connectologists discuss the ENA's Technical Limits initiative and help developers and investors to understand the implications for the portfolios of large-scale projects they are building or acquiring.

Early de-risking of grid connection offers – what to look for

By |11 September, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

Grid offers come with a long list of caveats that over the course of the development process need to be worked through and clarified to avoid pitfalls and delays. Here, we highlight common elements of the post-acceptance process that can catch some developers out.

Our open letter to Ofgem – reforming the mechanism for supergrid transformer charging

By |04 September, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, Featured, News, News & Connectology|

In an open letter, we have urged Ofgem to draw its attention to the critical importance of ensuring there is a more appropriate mechanism implemented for charging for supergrid transformer reinforcement. The current charging mechanism is creating stalled and cancelled projects caused by funding risks for investors.

Podcast: Understanding outage risks (transmission)

By |31 August, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this podcast, our Connectologists give insights to help you understand transmission-connected energy projects’ abnormal running risks and how to mitigate them

Webinar: Understanding outage risks (distribution)

By |13 July, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

On this webinar with Q&A, Pete Aston and Philip Bale share their insight into outage risks to help you understand projects’ abnormal running risks, and how to mitigate them

Podcast: Now you’ve got a connection offer, what next?

By |12 July, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this podcast, Catherine Cleary and Nikki Pillinger discuss the perils and pitfalls to avoid once a great connection offer has been accepted.

Podcast: Understanding outage risks webinar – who should tune in, when and why

By |28 June, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this podcast, Pete Aston explains why we are hosting an upcoming webinar to share insight to help Development and Investment Directors understand abnormal running risk, and how to go about mitigating the issues identified in their energy schemes.

Our response to Ofgem’s open letter consultation (16 May 2023)

By |23 June, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

On 16 May 2023, Ofgem launched a policy review on reforming the electricity connections system. They invited stakeholders to submit feedback on their open letter by 16 June 2023. This is our response, led by Pete Aston.

Podcast: Understanding SCR curtailment limits

By |22 June, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this podcast Pete Aston helps listeners understand the weaknesses of the SCR Curtailment Limit calculation formula, and how the limit differs from DNO’s curtailment reports.

Podcast: Connections reform update #1

By |08 June, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this podcast our Connectologists discuss the recent connections reform output from National Grid ESO and the Energy Networks Association, as well as Ofgem's open letter on future reform to the electricity connections process.

Podcast: Understanding DNO curtailment assessment reports webinar – who should tune in, when and why

By |05 June, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

In this podcast, Pete Aston and Philip Bale explain why they wanted to share, on their upcoming connectology® webinar, insight into ANM and the DNOs' reports, what they will be covering and who will benefit.

Webinar: Grid Connection Feasibility Studies (distribution)

By |01 June, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

On this webinar with Q&A, Pete Aston and Philip Bale will set out the incremental steps that they take, as Roadnight Taylor Connectologists® in seeking to make a project work on any given part of the network.

Podcast: Hinkley Point C Connection Project: an MP’s view – the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox on the challenges for North Somerset and the Electricity Transmission (Compensation) Bill

By |23 May, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

The second in a series of Pete Aston’s look at the HPC project, aimed at helping developers with connection offers understand the effect that transmission reinforcement work has on their projects.

Podcast: Third party works – what every good Development and Investment Director should know

By |09 May, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

Third party works - what every good Development and Investment Director should know

Podcast: NGESO securities and liabilities – insights for success and risk management in connections

By |09 May, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

NGESO securities and liabilities: insights for success and risk management in connections

Podcast: The grid connection feasibility studies webinar – who should tune in, when and why

By |09 May, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

Hugh Taylor explains why our Connectologists®have volunteered to share so much feasibility know-how in a webinar, how they will do so on the day - and who will get the most out of the webinar

Podcast: Hinkley Point C Connection Project: an introduction – Insights into transmission reinforcements and for developers stuck behind such works

By |09 May, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

Pete introduces the Hinkley Point C Connection project, with a view to helping developers understand the scale of transmission works, and what it means for connections projects that are sitting behind similar, if not more extensive, reinforcements.

Podcast: National Grid’s Call For Expressions of Interest – What you should know, before it’s too late…

By |19 April, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, Featured, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

We discuss National Grid's call for expressions of interest from contracted connection customers whose connection dates have been impacted by transmission reinforcement works requirements. The deadline for responses is 30 April 2023.

Podcast: Optimising flexible connections to maximise income – what every good Development and Investment Director should know

By |12 April, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

Optimising flexible connections to maximise income – what every good Development and Investment Director should know

Webinar: NGESO securities and liabilities: insights for success and risk management in grid connections

By |09 March, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

On this webinar with Q&A, Catherine Cleary and Pete Aston gave energy scheme investment and development directors insight into NGESO securities and liabilities methodologies, and the how to achieve success and manage risk

Webinar: Game or be gamed? For investors in shovel ready developments and owners of existing generation and storage schemes

By |20 January, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

On this webinar with Q&A, Nikki Pillinger and Pete Aston helped investors in shovel ready developments and owners of existing generation and storage schemes identify the opportunities and risks of SCR for and how to come out on top.

Webinar: Game or be gamed? For datacentre developers and investors

By |12 January, 2023|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

On this webinar with Q&A, Catherine Cleary and Pete Aston helped datacentre developers and investors identify the opportunities and risks of SCR for and how to come out on top.

Podcast: NetZero Vs RIIO-ED2 final determinations

By |19 December, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

Roadnight Taylor Connectologists® Pete Aston and Catherine Cleary discuss the RIIO-ED2 final determinations with Merlin Hyman, Chief Executive of Regen

Podcast: The gifts we’d like to give the GB electricity networks for Christmas

By |15 December, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

Pete Aston hosts a festive chat with two of our other Connectologists®, Philip Bale and Nikki Pillinger, to find out what they would like the networks and DNOs to receive for Christmas.

Podcast: National Grid’s new modelling assumptions for battery storage

By |15 December, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, Featured, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

National Grid’s new modelling assumptions for battery storage. Could it be a gamechanger and reduce your generation connection timeframes by a decade?

Webinar: Game or be gamed? For commercial and industrial developers

By |14 December, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, Featured, News & Connectology|

On this webinar with Q&A, Catherine Cleary and Pete Aston helped commercial and industrial developers and investors identify the opportunities and risks of SCR for and how to come out on top.

Grid connection charges and Significant Code Review: the risks and opportunities

By |12 December, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

Here, we have highlighted the main considerations of the Significant Code Review – what to look for and how our team could help identify these risks and maximise the opportunities for your project.

Webinar: Game or be gamed? For energy scheme developers

By |08 December, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, Energy Developers, Featured, News & Connectology|

On this webinar with Q&A, Philip Bale and Pete Aston helped identify the opportunities and risks of SCR and how to come out on top.

Podcast: Tertiary connections – what every good Development and Investment Director should know

By |08 December, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

Tertiary connections - what every good Development and Investment Director should know

What is network protection and what risk can it bring to connections?

By |03 December, 2022|Connectology|

This article is about how network companies isolate faults on the network and the risks for new connections. These protection-related issues can significantly impact on the cost of a scheme and can be the make-or-break factor.

Podcast: The Significant Code Review – what every good Development and Investment Director should know

By |01 December, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

The Significant Code Review: what every good Development and Investment Director should know

Podcast: National Grid’s TEC Amnesty – cool strategies that good Development and Investment Directors should know

By |24 November, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology, Podcasts|

National Grid’s TEC Amnesty - cool strategies that good Development and Investment Directors should know

Webinar: Grid-consenting your hyper-scale demand ambitions

By |09 November, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, Featured, News & Connectology|

Common challenges in getting permission to connect to the grid at extra-high voltage and at transmission - and how to overcome them

Webinar: Grid-consenting your electric fleet charging ambitions

By |20 October, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

Common challenges in getting permission to connect large-scale electric vehicle charging to the grid - and how to overcome them

Webinar: Grid-consenting your behind-the-meter ambitions

By |17 October, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

A webinar on the common challenges in getting permission to connect large-scale, on-site generation and storage to the grid - and how to overcome them

Transmission reinforcement charges – and how supergrid transformer charges are blocking new connections

By |31 August, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

We look at transmission network reinforcement charges, how supergrid transformer charges are blocking new connections and offer some potential solutions.

The importance of a high quality G99 application – and the dangers of getting it wrong

By |12 August, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

A high quality G99 application is crucial. If the application is flawed, the scheme can carry risks that may not get picked up on until close to, or after, energisation. These risks range from being detrimental – whereby connection timeframes or ongoing uptime are compromised – to catastrophic.

The differences between transmission and distribution connections

By |12 May, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, News & Connectology|

We help explain the difference between transmission and distribution connections, and the timescales and costs you can expect with transmission connections.

P28, the engineering recommendation limiting the deployment of battery storage

By |02 May, 2022|Connectology, Connectology Insight, Featured, News & Connectology|

Interpretation by some DNOs of Engineering Recommendation P28 is threatening the deployment of battery storage schemes across large parts of the GB network. It has sparked an urgent debate, and one which Roadnight Taylor is proud to be influencing.

What are Statement of Works, Project Progression, Appendix G and Modification Applications?

By |01 May, 2022|Connectology|

Statement of Works, Appendix G, Project Progressions and Modification Applications - what are they and what is the difference? And what are the implications for new generation connections?

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