Question Answer

How do I get regular EDF programme updates?

As well as the workshops the System Operator has an EDF Programme page on its website. This has background information on the EDF Programme and is where we post any material and/or notes from the Industry workshops.

You can subscribe to the EDF programme page and be notified by email when new content has been added. 

What Industry involvement will there be with regarding the implementation of EDF Phase III?

Throughout the EDF Phase III investigation there will be close collaboration with the Industry through workshops/consultation. The workshops are organised to determine and share the Transpower and Industry stakeholder requirements, net benefits, and preferred solution option for project implementation.

Does the possibility exist that the EDF Phase III project would not go through to the delivery phase?

The EDF Phase III project is categorised as a service enhancement project under the new SOSPA agreement.

This means project implementation is dependent on the business case presenting Industry net benefit, Industry endorsement, and required Authority approval through its appropriation process in order to secure funding for the capital implementation.

When will the EDF Phase III project be implemented?

The project is currently going through its investigation phase with a business case as the final deliverable by late August 2016.

This business case will support the Authority in their appropriation consultation process to secure funding for project delivery in business financial year 17/18.

Why does the EDF Phase III project require going through the Authority’s appropriation process?

The EDF Phase III project is categorised as a service enhancement initiative. As per the new SOSPA coming into effect in July 2016, a service enhancement initiative is a SO initiated project with the objective to change, enhance or introduce new services, market tools and/or interfaces that provide Industry benefit and would require Industry endorsement.

Also, it requires Authority approval to proceed if:

  • it is in the recent capex plan
  • has undergone EA appropriation consultation
  • provides Industry net benefit
  • it is consistent with the SO strategic plan and SO ICT strategic roadmap
Who do I contact if I have any queries regarding the EDF programme? For any queries on the EDF programme/separate EDF projects in particular you can contact the SO Project Manager Marije Postma. She will ensure the query will be dealt with effectively. 

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