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.


Key recent information on electrcity projects are listed here.


Our decision paper on connections published in April 2012.

Generating Unit Agreements (GUAs)

The most recent consultation paper on GUAs was published in September 201

The Northern Ireland Electricity Ltd. (NIE) Land Bank business was established to protect the land surrounding existing power stations for future electricity generation development.  The Utility Regulator has developed a Land Bank Governance Procedure which defines the practices, reporting mechanisms and processes to be used by NIE to manage the Land Bank assets.  This document formalises the governance of NIE Land Bank lands in accordance with Condition 23 of NIE’s licence.