The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) last week (30 March) launched a consultation on a recommended approach to community benefits for electricity transmission network infrastructure.
The consultation is proposing to create voluntary guidance for industry and communities when developing individual community benefit packages. This guidance will cover how to deliver direct benefits payments to eligible individuals. DESNZ also recommend establishing a recommended level of funding for community benefits in agreement with the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem).
In this consultation DESNZ are seeking to gain the perspectives of different stakeholders.
This includes stakeholders who could be involved in:
- developing and delivering community benefits
- communities who could receive community benefits
The consultation will close at 11.45pm on 25 May 2023.