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Introduction of an Infrastructure Charging Mechanism in Scotland: research project

Published: 20 Nov 2017
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Research
ISBN:
9781788514040

This research focuses on the options for an infrastructure charging mechanism.

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Introduction of an Infrastructure Charging Mechanism in Scotland: research project
8 Way Forward

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8 Way Forward

8.1 Introduction

This section provides further context with respect to work undertaken to date in this Research Programme and areas for future consideration. Stage 3 research has delineated and assessed the ‘Shortlisted Options’ for the charge (i.e. the IGC model and its Central and Local Coordinated Options), while also discussing their legal implications and options for delivery.

Stage 3 recommends a way forward for the development and implementation of an infrastructure charging mechanism. The consultation and legislative process will provide a starting point for a more comprehensive development of the charging mechanisms. The outputs, delivery and timescales provided in this Stage 3 Report are indicative and will require reassessment and refinement upon consultation.

8.2 Programme to Date

This Report compiles evidence and provides analysis with respect to Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the research programme. The completion of this Report therefore concludes and provides evidence of the following stages:

Stage Task
Stage 1
  • Inception Meeting
Complete
  • Literature Review
Complete
  • Desk-Based Assessment of Legislative Requirements
Complete
  • Establish Key Stakeholder Group
Complete
  • Initial Consultation with Key Stakeholder Group
Complete
  • Key Priorities of a Charging Mechanism for Scotland
Complete
Stage 2
  • Identify High Level Options for a Charging Mechanism
Complete
  • Review Stage 2 Progress
Complete
  • Re-consult Key Stakeholder Group
Complete
  • Prepare First Report (Stage 1 and 2 Outputs) for
Consideration in Consultation Paper
Complete
Stage 3
  • Meeting with client team to discuss Stage 3 and to agree methodology
Complete
  • Submission of Draft Final report include framework of preferred options

Complete
  • Meeting with client
Complete
  • Submission of Final Report
Pending submission of this Report & Client Comments
  • Acceptance of Final report
August 2017
Piloting Options TBC

The key output of this programme contained in this report is the development of a set of criteria for assessing shortlisted options (emerging from the High Level Options in Stage 1 and Stage 2) and a framework for the options. This has been evidenced through a Stakeholder Workshop, focus group meetings and discussions, and a targeted literature review examining existing practice.

8.3 Future Work

As suggested in this Report, testing of the options in identified pilot areas has the potential to benefit the development of the infrastructure charging mechanism. These pilot areas should be identified based on particular infrastructure requirements, the size of the geographical market area, and variations in market value.

The ‘pilot’ stage of this work falls out with the remit of this stage of research.


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