The Utility Regulator is responsible for regulating Northern Ireland’s electricity industry.

The principal objective of the Utility Regulator in carrying out its electricity related functions is:

to protect 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, distribution or supply of electricity.

We work with the industry in carrying out our functions, part of which is the licensing of electricity suppliers, generators and transmission and distribution companies.  In conjunction with licensing, a number of companies are subject to price control regulation by us. 

These include NIE Networks Ltd, SONI Ltd and the SEMO. More information about this can be found in the price controls section.