Public Notice for Proposed Electricity Licence Grant

Published: 18 January 2008

Consultation opened on 18 January 2008. Consultation closed 19 February 2008.

Summary

Pursuant to Article 10(4) of the Order the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (the Authority), hereby gives notice as follows:

Pursuant to Article 10(4) of the Order the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (the Authority), hereby gives notice as follows:

1 It proposes, in accordance with Article 10 (1) of the Order, to grant a licence to supply electricity to SSE (Ireland) Limited, a limited company having its registered office at First Floor, Fitzwilton House, Wilton Place, Dublin, Ireland (the “Proposed Licensee”).

2 Such licence would enable the Proposed Licensee to supply the premises specified and designated at Schedule 1 of the proposed licence.

3 The Authority considers that the grant of the proposed licence would be an appropriate course of action for it to take as such grant is in keeping with the Authority’s principal statutory objective in that it protects the interests of consumers of electricity supplied by authorised suppliers, wherever appropriate by promoting effective competition between persons engaged in, or in commercial activities connected with, the generation, transmission or supply of electricity.

4 The Authority further considers that the application made by the Proposed Licensee has been made in the prescribed manner and confirms that the appropriate fee has been submitted.

5 The purpose of this public notice is to bring to the attention of persons likely to be affected by the grant the proposed licence referred to above and to invite representations or objections in connection thereto. Any representations or objections with respect to the proposed licence may be made on or before Tuesday 19th February 2008.

6 A copy of the proposed Licence can be downloaded SSE Ireland Ltd - Electricity Supply Licence - Draft Version or can be obtained in hard copy form from:

The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation
Queens House
14 Queen Street
Belfast BT1 6ER
Tel: 028 9031 1575
Fax: 028 9031 1740
Email: simon.scott@niaur.gov.uk
Web: www.niaur.gov.uk

Dated this 18th day of January 2008
Iain Osborne
For and on behalf of the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation