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UR consults on preferred applicant in Gas to the West competition
The UR today publishes its consultation on the preferred applicant in the competitive licence application process to extend the gas network to the west of Northern Ireland.
Following the completion of the competition, the UR will award two exclusive gas conveyance licences to bring gas to the towns of Strabane, Omagh, Enniskillen, Derrylin, Dungannon, Coalisland, Cookstown and Magherafelt.
Eight applications were received as part of the competitive process, four for the high pressure licence and four for the low pressure licence. Today we are also publishing all of the information and evidence considered by the UR in reaching its provisional conclusions.
We have carried out an assessment of these applications against the criteria determined by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, and have provisionally identified both a preferred and a reserve applicant for each licence as set out below:
High pressure – Northern Ireland Energy Holdings (Mutual Energy Ltd)
Low pressure – Scotia Gas Networks
High pressure – BGE UK
Low pressure – firmus
Copies of all documents will also be made available in large print, Braille, audio cassette and a variety of relevant minority languages if required.