Our Approach to Options Appraisal
As part of National Grid’s development of new gas and electricity infrastructure, we carry out Options Appraisal on our projects. Options Appraisal has been developed primarily for major infrastructure projects under the Planning Act 2008, though we may apply the process to other National Grid projects. There are often a number of different ways that we could satisfy the need for a new connection, perhaps involving different locations, technologies or designs. Each time a new connection is needed, we have to make judgements about the best way to achieve it. Options Appraisal provides information to help inform those judgements.