Regulator hosts workshop on extending gas network in Northern Ireland
The Utility Regulator hosted a workshop on 8 June to discuss a variety of issues relating to the award of gas conveyance licences for Tyrone, Fermanagh and East Down which are not as yet connected to natural gas supplies. The workshop follows publication of a discussion paper on ‘gas network extensions in Northern Ireland’, which was published on 16 May 2012.
The workshop was attended by a large number of gas network utilities from throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland, as well as some of the largest manufacturing companies in Northern Ireland. Attendees received presentations from the Utility Regulator and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment , and views were sought on the process for awarding gas conveyance licences and the parameters of the regulatory model contained within the licence.