As part of the on-going engagement with our stakeholders we are holding a number of consultation seminars in early March 2015 :
Business Plan and Network Regulation & Market Alignment Study work-stream seminar
The seminar will offer an opportunity to learn about the emerging themes and principles underpinning both of these ISLES works streams, to discuss the challenges that need to be addressed to realise the ISLES vision, and to consider potential solutions to those challenges, including regulatory and market access options. We intend for feedback received to help shape our final reports and recommendations ahead of their publication in early summer this year.
Spatial Plan and Sustainability Appraisal & Business Plan Supply Chain seminars
The seminar offers an opportunity to discuss the draft Spatial Plan which provides locational guidance for offshore grid infrastructure, and the Sustainability Appraisal which assesses the effects on the environment, sea users and communities. You will wish to note that this is currently out to public consultation that closes on the 13th April 2015. The event is also an opportunity for the consultants developing the ISLES Business Plan (Baringa Partners, Source Low Carbon, and Bellenden) to engage with the supply chain for offshore renewable energy and transmission projects.