Creating a more Environmentally Friendly Electricity Industry

Published: 14 June 2001

Consultation opened on 14 June 2001. Consultation closed 31 July 2001.

Summary

OFREG today published a consultation paper seeking views on opportunities for using the Price Control on NIE’s Transmission and Distribution business to produce a more environmentally friendly electricity industry.

OFREG today published a consultation paper seeking views on opportunities for using the Price Control on NIE’s Transmission and Distribution business to produce a more environmentally friendly electricity industry.

The paper entitled “Greening Transmission and Distribution” is one of a series of consultation papers issued by OFREG as part of the Price Control which comes into effect next year. It examines ways in which the T&D Price Control could be structured to provide incentives to NIE to minimise emissions and in particular greenhouse gas emissions.

Among the specific ideas put forward for consultation are:

the removal of any incentive on NIE to sell more units of electricity
changes to the treatment of electricity “lost” in transmission
allowing NIE to grant aid small scale rural generators
establishing “green corridors” within interconnectors to give priority to renewable generators
Comments are sought from interested parties and in particular from NIE on other ideas for improving the environmental performance of its T&D business.

For further information or to arrange an interview with Douglas McIldoon, please contact Nick Carson on 028 9127 5965 or 07711 482807

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