Utility Regulator Publishes Joint Licence Public Notice

Published: 28 September 2007

Consultation opened on 28 September 2007. Consultation closed 31 October 2007.

Summary

PUBLIC NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 10(4) OF THE ELECTRICITY (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1992 (the Order)

PUBLIC NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 10(4) OF THE ELECTRICITY (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1992 (the Order)

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 generate electricity to AES Kilroot Generating Limited, a limited company having its registered office at Kilroot Power Station, Larne Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 7LX (the “Proposed Licensee”), and also to grant a licence to generate electricity to Mantlin Limited, a limited company having its registered office at Gortmullan, Derrylin, County Fermanagh, BT92 9AU (the “Proposed Licensee”).
2 The Authority considers that the grant of the proposed licences would be an appropriate course of action for it to take as such grants are 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.
3 The Authority further considers that the applications made by the Proposed Licensees have been made in the prescribed manner and confirms that the appropriate fees have been submitted.
4 The purpose of this public notice is to bring to the attention of persons likely to be affected by the grant of the proposed licences referred to above and to invite representations or objections in connection thereto. Any representations or objections with respect to the proposed licences may be made on or before 31st October 2007.
5 A copy of the proposed Licences can be obtained in electronic form from the Authority’s website by clicking on the relevant name AES Kilroot Generating Ltd or Mantlin Ltd or 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

6 The Authority has requested the consent of the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment under Article 10(2) of the Order to the grant of the electricity generation licence under Article 10(1)(a). This consent is outstanding as at the date of this notice.

Dated this 28th day of September 2007
Iain Osborne
For and on behalf of the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation

Notes for Editors

The Utility Regulator is the informal name for the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) the regulator of the Electrcity, Gas and Water and Sewerage industries in Northern Ireland. NIAUR’s powers are derived from the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 as amended by the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 and the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

For further information contact:-

Conall McDevitt, Weber Shandwick Tel: 028 90764911, 07770 886933

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