The success of our Early Competition Plan relied on our ability to bring together a range of expertise from across the energy industry and beyond.
Throughout the development of our plan, we're hosting workshops and webinars during each phase of the project.
If you'd like to find out more on Early Competition and how we worked with industry to form our proposal, please watch our recordings below.
You can also find slides and post-meeting minutes for events on our key documents page.
Frequently Asked Questions
The criteria for running an Early Competition are being developed with stakeholders as part of the work to develop the Early Competition Plan.
In the RIIO-2 Sector Specific Methodology Decision Document published May 2019, Ofgem asked TOs to set out in their RIIO-2 business plans projects which met an ‘early competition’ criteria – projects that are at least £50 million in value and which are contestable (i.e. there is potential for alternative solutions).
This was to provide initial visibility of the pipeline of potential projects. Ofgem expect the final criteria to be developed as part of the Early Competition Plan.
We are seeking further input to this question through our Phase 2 Consultation.
No, CATO legislation is not required before the implementation of Early Competition.
Ofgem’s request specified that the models for Early Competition should be able to operate before and after any CATO legislation.
No, Ofgem see a role for both early and late competition.
The Early Competition Plan project focuses solely on models of Early Competition, where the competition occurs before a detailed solution is produced.
Ofgem are continuing to develop the process for late competition (i.e. competition that occurs after the solution is designed and consented).
The ESO has already begun the process of introducing competition into electricity transmission through our Network Development Roadmap Pathfinders.
The pathfinders focus on seeking wider “whole system” solutions to transmission system needs that do not require a transmission license.
However, the pathfinders are limited to the procurement of non-network services, while early competition looks to facilitate competition across both network and non-network transmission solutions.
As the development of both processes continues, we will consider the circumstances where each approach is most appropriate and where, in future, they can potentially be merged.
During this workshop we provide a high-level summary of the previous workshop and answer questions from stakeholders.
During this workshop we discuss further detail as set out in in the CBA Methodology Consultation, provide guidance on how to respond to the consultation and answer questions from stakeholders.
Early Competition Plan - Phase 4
Early Competition Plan - Phase 4
The first of two interactive sessions giving an overview of our proposals for Commercial Model and Model Implementation.
The second of two interactive sessions giving an overview of our proposals for Commercial Model and Model Implementation.
The first of two interactive sessions giving an overview of our proposals for Project Identification and End-to-End Process.
The second of two interactive sessions giving an overview of our proposals for Project Identification and End-to-End Process.
The first of two interactive sessions giving an overview of our proposals for Roles and Responsibilities and Distribution.
The second of two interactive sessions giving an overview of our proposals for Roles and Responsibilities and Distribution.
Watch the recording of the launch webinar that happened on 15th December 2020 for a high-level overview of our Phase 3 Consultation proposals.
Watch the Phase 2 launch webinar.
Watch the Phase 2 Q&A webinar
You can watch our Phase 1 webinar here.
Watch our webinar on the progress being made during our implementation phase.
You can watch our Early Competition stakeholders webinar from November 2021 here.
Watch a recording of our webinar to hear a verbal overview of our proposals, and what this could mean for industry.