Consultation published on the Utility Regulator’s competition guidelines

Published: 10 June 2016

Consultation opened on 10 June 2016. Consultation closed 05 August 2016.


Today, the Utility Regulator publishes a consultation paper on our proposals for guidance relating to the application of the competition powers that we hold concurrently with the Competition and Markets Authority.

The guidance also seeks to clarify the relationship between sectoral regulation and competition law.  In addition, it aims to promote awareness of how competition law applies to the electricity, gas and water and sewerage industries in Northern Ireland and the importance of ensuring compliance it. 

The proposed guidance is likely to be of interest to regulated companies in the energy and water industry, government and other statutory bodies and consumer groups with an interest in the energy and water industries.

Our preference is for responses to be submitted in electronic format. We will duly consider all representations received on or before the closing date. Please note we may be unable to consider any representations received after this date.
Copies of the documents can be made available in large print, Braille, audio cassette and a variety of relevant minority languages if required.