OFREG consultation - An Independent Transmission System Operator for Northern Ireland

Published: 19 March 2002

Consultation opened on 19 March 2002. Consultation closed 03 May 2002.

Summary

The Director General of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland today issued a consultation paper “An Independent Transmission System Operator for Northern Ireland” seeking views on the future role, ownership and incentive mechanism for an independent Transmission System Operator (TSO).

The Director General of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland today issued a consultation paper “An Independent Transmission System Operator for Northern Ireland” seeking views on the future role, ownership and incentive mechanism for an independent Transmission System Operator (TSO).

The TSO co-ordinates the activity of all of those involved in buying, selling, producing and transporting electricity to ensure that the system remains in balance and that system constraints are managed efficiently.

The consultation paper raises a number of issues that surround the TSO such as its role and the value of the TSO, cost, options for the ownership and legal status, and incentivising the TSO.

Copies of the consultation paper are available from: Orla Mullan, Ofreg, Brookmount Buildings, 42 Fountain Street, Belfast, BT1 5EE. Telephone: 02890 311575; Fax: 02890 311740; e-mail orla.mullan@ofregni.gov.uk The paper can also be accessed on this website by clicking on the link above or under “Consultation papers”. Copies will be made available in large print, Braille, audio cassette and a variety of relevant minority languages.

Comments on issues contained in the paper should be sent to Orla Mullan at Ofreg by Friday 03 May 2002.

Notes for Editors

The Office for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas (Ofreg), a non-ministerial Government Department, supports the Director General of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland (DGES) and the Director General of Gas for Northern Ireland (DGG) in dealing with all aspects of regulation of the Northern Ireland electricity supply industry and the natural gas industry as required in the respective Electricity and Gas Orders.
For further information please contact Nick Carson at Carmah Communications on 02891 275965.

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