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Two important consultations on network development and connection close this week. On Monday NIRIG submitted our response to the Utility Regulator Consultation on Connection policy and on Friday the response to the NIEN Price Control Draft Determination (RP6) is due. Both consultations address key issues for the effective functioning and development of the NI electricity network: grid infrastructure is an essential tool for economic development, which is a clear priority of the draft Programme for Government and draft Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland. To ensure future economic growth it is imperative that generators and businesses can obtain connections, particularly in the west of Northern Ireland.