We are an independent non-ministerial government department set up to ensure the effective regulation of the Electricity, Gas and Water and Sewerage industries in Northern Ireland.


Details of how to apply for a licence can be accessed here

Electricity licensees
The Utility Regulator issues licences, subject to the satisfaction of certain criteria, to those who wish to engage in electricity generation or supply. We also ensure that these licences are enforced. Please note that being granted a licence does not mean that we have given any endorsement to the applicant or any associated person, their financial status or their business plan or methods. We do not give any guarantee or warranty that the licensee or any related person is ‘fit and proper’. By applying to us for a licence you agree that the applicant and any related persons agree not to make any representations to the contrary.

Market opening allows the potential for further competition to develop in the electricity market. The Utility Regulator played an integral part in this.

The holders of electricity licences are listed below by type of licence.

Supply Licences  
AES Ballylumford Limited
Bord Gais Energy Limited
Brookfield Green Energy
Budget Energy Limited
Click Energy
Electric Ireland (ESBIE NI Ltd)
Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
Energia (Viridian Energy Supply Limited)
firmus energy (supply) limited
Gaelectric Green Energy Limited
Go Power (LCC Power Limited)
LCC Group Limited
ONI Electricity Limited
Open Electric Limited
Power NI (NIE Energy Ltd)
SSE Airtricity Energy Supply Limited
Vayu Limited

Generation Licences
AES Ballylumford (Ballylumford Power Ltd)
AES Kilroot Ltd (Kilroot Power Ltd)
AES Kilroot Generating Ltd
Altahullion Wind Farm
Altamuskin Wind Farm Ltd
Altaveedan Energy Limited
Brockaghboy Windfarm Ltd
Carn Hill Windfarm Ltd
Church Hill Energy Ltd
ContourGlobal Solutions (NI)
Coolkeeragh Power Ltd
Cregganconroe Wind Farm Limited
Crighshane Energy Ltd
Crockagarran Wind Farm Ltd
Crockandun Wind Farm Ltd
Curryfree Wind Farm Ltd
Dunbeg Windfarm Limited
Dunmore Wind Farm Limited
ERE Developments Limited
Full Circle Generation Limited
Garves Wind Limited
Gortfinbar Windfarm Ltd
Gruig Wind Farm Ltd
Hunters Hill Wind Farm Ltd
Hunter’s Hill Wind Farm Ltd Carrickatane Site
Hunters Hill Wind Farm Ltd Crockdun Site
Hunters Hill Wind Farm Ltd - Eglish Site
Inishative Wind Farm Limited
Lendrum’s Bridge Wind Farm Ltd
Lightsource SPV 10 Ltd
Lightsource SPV 48 Ltd
Long Mountain Wind Farm Ltd
Lough Hill Wind Farm Ltd
Mantlin Ltd (Slieve Rushen Wind Farm)
Molly Wind Limited
Monnaboy Wind Farm Limited
Ora More Energy Ltd
Owenreagh Wind Farm Ltd
Seagronan Wind Farm Limited
ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd
Screggagh Windfarm Ltd
Short Brothers PLC T/a Bombardier Aerospace
Slieve Divena Wind Farm Ltd
Smulgedon Windfarm Ltd
SSE Renewables UK Limited
Tappaghan Wind Farm (NI) Ltd
Thornog Windfarm Ltd
Upper Ballyrogan Wind Farm Limited

Demand Side Unit Licences
AC Automation (UK) Ltd DSU generation licence
AC Automation (UK) Ltd DSU supply licence
Activation Energy DSU Ltd generation licence
Activation Energy DSU Ltd supply licence
Empower Generation Ltd generation licence
Empower Generation Ltd DSU supply licence
Energy Trading Ireland DSU Ltd DSU generation licence
Energy Trading Ireland DSU Ltd DSU supply licence
iPower Solutions Ltd DSU generation licence
iPower Solutions Ltd DSU supply licence
Kiwi Power Limited DSU generation licence
Kiwi Power Limited DSU supply licence
Powerhouse Generation Ltd DSU generation licence
Powerhouse Generation Ltd DSU supply licence
Wire-Lite Sensors Ltd DSU generation licence
Wire-Lite Sensors Ltd DSU supply licence

Other types of licence
Moyle Interconnector Transmission Licence
NIE Networks Transmission Licence
NIE Networks Distribution Licence
SONI SEM Operator Licence
SONI Transmission System Operator Licence
Generic electricity distribution licence

Access to statutory register for electricity
The register contains information on electricity licences, licence revocations, licence modifications, directions given and determinations made under a licence.  It is available for inspection at the offices of the Utility Regulator, Queens House, 14 Queens Street, Belfast, BT1 6ED.

You should contact Liz Wilkin, 028 9031 6644 (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) to arrange a suitable time to inspect the documentation.