Price Controls

UR key price control documents are listed here:

Gas Distribution Price Controls

In December 2012, the Utility Regulator consulted on the high level approaches in relation to the next price control for the two gas distribution networks in Northern Ireland, firmus energy (Distribution) Ltd (“firmus”) and Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd (“PNGL”).

The business plans have been submitted from the distribution operators and the UR anticipate that GD14 will be delivered by January 2014.

On the 16th July 2013, the Utility Regulator published its price control consultation paper.


Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd price control 2012-13

The Utility Regulator published its price control determination for Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd (PNGL), the owner and operator of the gas distribution network in Greater Belfast and Larne. The final determination was published on 10 January 2012

We subsequently referred the Phoenix Natural Gas price control to the Competition Commissionon 29 March 2012.

The UR has published the Competition Commissions final decision and the consultation of the new draft licence modification.

On the 11th July 2013, The Utility Regulator published a notice of modification to PNGL's licence.

SSE Airtricity Gas Supply (NI) Ltd (previously Phoenix Supply Ltd) price control

The Phoenix Supply Ltd price control was published on 22 November 2011 .
In June 2012, SSE Airtricity Gas Supply (Northern Ireland) Ltd agreed to purchase the entire issued share capital of Phoenix Supply Ltd (Phoenix Supply).  Phoenix Supply was subsequently renamed SSE Airtricity Gas Supply (NI) Ltd.

BGE price control

A consultation paper on initial proposals for the BGE(NI) price control on operating expenditure was published on 19 April 2012.

The final price control determinationwas made in October 2012.