TMO4+ and “First Ready, First Connected” – reforming a disorderly queue?

United Kingdom

The name “TMO4+” doesn’t give much away – but the proposals and emerging regulatory implementation process show that the “first ready, first connected” grid connection reforms envisaged under this badge will significantly impact new grid connection offers received from 1 January 2025 for generation, interconnection, demand or significant modification applications (both onshore and offshore) and existing grid connection offers for projects that have not yet connected.

In this Law-Now we place these proposals in their wider context and unpack the new connection process as envisaged – highlighting, among other things, the heightened importance of securing land rights and submitting planning consent applications, seeking to clarify the often esoteric terminology used and setting out the envisaged implementation timescales.

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