Grid summit announcement

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The UFU has welcomed DETI Minister Arlene Foster’s announcement during question and answer time at the NI Assembly to convene a summit in an effort to resolve the issues regarding the grid connection situation in NI.

The UFU are hopeful that Minister Foster’s plans to convene a summit meeting might at last see the relevant parties, NIE, SONI and the Utility Regulator work together on getting the grid connection issues resolved.

NIE have actioned Project 40 as a way to get more small scale developers connected but this will not be an instant solution and could take as long as two years to take effect. It is only through collaborative action of all the parties concerned that the grid connection issues will be resolved and the expectations of our members will be realised.