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 supply electricity to Power and Gas Ventures Limited, a body corporate established in Ireland under the Companies Acts 1963 to 2006 and having its principal place of business at Damastown Way, Damastown Business Park, Dublin 15 (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 Friday 28 September 2007. However, due to the late publication of this notice on the Authority’s website, we are on this occasion willing to consider representations or objections made up until Wednesday 10th October 2007.
6 A copy of the proposed Licence can be obtained in electronic form from the Authority’s website by clicking on the link below or in hard copy form from:
The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation
14 Queen Street
Belfast BT1 6ER
Tel: 028 9031 1575
Fax: 028 9031 1740
7 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 supply licence under Article 10 (1) ( c ). This consent is outstanding as at the date of this notice.
Dated this 31st day of August 2007
For and on behalf of the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation