Electricity Act 1989 applications  proposed fee changes consultation: Scottish Government response
Our response to the consultation on proposals to increase the fees paid for applications under the Electricity Act 1989. Details of the proposed changes which Ministers intend to implement are provided and follows consideration of the points raised by respondents to our consultation.
3. Decisions on the fee levels and arrangements
This section sets out details of the decisions we have reached on fee levels to be implemented. These are exactly as consulted on.
Fees for electricity generating stations 


Application Type 
Fees 
Table 1 

1. Construction, or construction and operation, of a generating station which is not EIA development and has a capacity— 

(a) not exceeding 10 megawatts 
£7,800 
(b) exceeding 10 megawatts but not exceeding 50 megawatts 
£30,000 
(c) exceeding 50 megawatts but not exceeding 100 megawatts 
£84,000 
(d) exceeding 100 megawatts but not exceeding 300 megawatts 
£120,000 
(e) exceeding 300 megawatts but not exceeding 500 megawatts 
£180,000 
(f) exceeding 500 megawatts but not exceeding 750 megawatts 
£216,000 
(g) Exceeding 750 megawatts but not exceeding one gigawatt 
£264,000 
(h) Exceeding one gigawatt 
£264,000 + £15,000 per every additional 500 megawatts above one gigawatt 
2. Extension, or extension and operation, of a generating station which is not EIA development, resulting in an increase in capacity— 

(a) not exceeding 10 megawatts 
£7,800 
(b) exceeding 10 megawatts but not exceeding 50 megawatts 
£30,000 
(c) exceeding 50 megawatts but not exceeding 100 megawatts 
£84,000 
(d) exceeding 100 megawatts but not exceeding 300 megawatts 
£120,000 
(e) exceeding 300 megawatts but not exceeding 500 megawatts 
£180,000 
(f) exceeding 500 megawatts but not exceeding 750 megawatts 
£216,000 
(g) exceeding 750 megawatts but not exceeding one gigawatt 
£264,000 
(h) exceeding one gigawatt 
£264,000 + £15,000 per every additional 500 megawatts above one gigawatt 
3. Construction, or construction and operation, of a generating station which is EIA development and has a capacity— 

(a) not exceeding 10 megawatts 
£8,400 
(b) exceeding 10 megawatts but not exceeding 50 megawatts 
£42,000 
(c) exceeding 50 megawatts but not exceeding 100 megawatts 
£150,000 
(d) exceeding 100 megawatts but not exceeding 300 megawatts 
£216,000 
(e) exceeding 300 megawatts but not exceeding 500 megawatts 
£336,000 
(f) exceeding 500 megawatts but not exceeding 750 megawatts 
£437,000 
(g) exceeding 750 megawatts but not exceeding one gigawatt 
£548,000 
(h) Exceeding one gigawatt 
£548,000 + £30,000 per every additional 500 megawatts above one gigawatt 
4. Extension, or extension and operation, of a generating station which is EIA development, resulting in an increase in capacity— 

(a) not exceeding 10 megawatts 
£8,400 
(b) exceeding 10 megawatts but not exceeding 50 megawatts 
£42,000 
(c) exceeding 50 megawatts but not exceeding 100 megawatts 
£150,000 
(d) exceeding 100 megawatts but not exceeding 300 megawatts 
£216,000 
(e) exceeding 300 megawatts but not exceeding 500 megawatts 
£336,000 
(f) exceeding 500 megawatts but not exceeding 750 megawatts 
£437,000 
(g) exceeding 750 megawatts but not exceeding one gigawatt 
£548,000 
(h) Exceeding one gigawatt 
£548,000 + £30,000 per every additional 500 megawatts above one gigawatt 
5. Any other extension of a generating station which does not result in an increase in capacity, where the capacity of the generating station does— 

(a) not exceed 10 megawatts 
£7,800 
(b) exceed 10 megawatts 
£30,000 
6. Operation only or change to manner of operation of a generating station, which does not result in an increase in capacity, where the capacity of the generating station does— 

(a) not exceed 10 megawatts 
£7,800 
(b) exceed 10 megawatts 
£30,000 
Fees for overhead electric lines 


Application Type 
Fees 
Table 2 

1. Overhead line which is not EIA development with a total distance— 

(a) not exceeding 500 metres 
£430 
(b) exceeding 500 metres but not exceeding 15 kilometres 
£720 per kilometre, up to a maximum of £4800 
(c) exceeding 15 kilometres 
£10,800 + £720 per kilometre, up to a maximum of £180,000 
2. Overhead line which is EIA development with a total distance— 

(a) not exceeding 1 kilometre 
£1,800 
(b) exceeding 1 kilometre 
£1,800 per kilometre, up to a maximum of £360,000 
Application Type 
Fees 

Table 3 

1. A variation application which is not for EIA development and which, if granted, would increase the capacity of the generating station such that the increased capacity would — 

(a) not exceed 10 megawatts 
£5,850 
(b) exceed 10 megawatts but not exceed 50 megawatts 
£22,500 
(c) exceed 50 megawatts but not exceed 100 megawatts 
£63,000 
(d) exceed 100 megawatts but not exceed 300 megawatts 
£90,000 
(e) exceed 300 megawatts but not exceed 500 megawatts 
£135,000 
(f) exceed 500 megawatts but not exceed 750 megawatts 
£164,400 
(g) exceed 750 megawatts but not exceed one gigawatt 
£200,500 
(h) exceed one gigawatt 
£200,500 + £15,000 per every additional 500 megawatts above one gigawatt 
2. A variation application which is for EIA development and which, if granted, would increase the capacity of the generating station such that the increased capacity would — 

(a) not exceed 10 megawatts 
£6,300 
(b) exceed 10 megawatts but not exceed 50 megawatts 
£31,500 
(c) exceed 50 megawatts but not exceed 100 megawatts 
£112,500 
(d) exceed 100 megawatts but not exceed 300 megawatts 
£162,000 
(e) exceed 300 megawatts but not exceed 500 megawatts 
£252,000 
(f) exceed 500 megawatts but not exceed 750 megawatts 
£310,000 
(g) exceed 750 megawatts but not exceed one gigawatt 
£367,000 
(h) exceed one gigawatt 
£367,000 + £30,000 per every additional 500 megawatts above one gigawatt 
3. A variation application which is not for EIA development and which, if granted, would not increase the capacity of the generating station, where the generating station has a capacity— 

(a) not exceeding 10 megawatts 
£5,740 
(b) exceeding 10 megawatts 
£22,500 
4. A variation application which is for EIA development and which, if granted, would not increase the capacity of the generating station, where the generating station has a capacity— 

(a) not exceeding 10 megawatts 
£6,300 
(b) exceeding 10 megawatts but not exceeding 50 megawatts 
£31,500 
(c) exceeding 50 megawatts but not exceeding 100 megawatts 
£112,500 
(d) exceeding 100 megawatts but not exceeding 300 megawatts 
£162,000 
(e) exceeding 300 megawatts but not exceeding 500 megawatts 
£252,000 
(f) exceeding 500 megawatts but not exceeding 750 megawatts 
£310,000 
(g) exceeding 750 megawatts but not exceeding one gigawatt 
£367,000 
(h) exceeding one gigawatt 
£367,000 + £30,000 per every additional 500 megawatts above one gigawatt 
Contact
Email: feesreview2022@gov.scot
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