Approval of the modified access rules for the BritNed interconnector


BritNed Development Limited (BDL) submitted modified Access Rules for the BritNed interconnector to the Authority on 10 December 2020. The Access Rules set out the terms and conditions for access to, and including use of, the interconnector.

These modified Access Rules will enter into force at the end of the transition period, 31 December 2020 at 11:00pm GMT, as it is expected GB will no longer be a member of the Internal Energy Market. For the avoidance of doubt, the modified Access Rules will supersede and render redundant the BritNed Access Rules approved on 17 December 2019.

Ofgem has decided to approve the updated Access Rules proposed by BDL on the basis that they achieve the relevant Access Rules objectives. This letter sets out our decision to approve the modified Access Rules for the Britned interconnector, including an outline of the necessary next steps. This letter also contains a Direction approving the updated Access Rules.


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