Decision published on Energy Theft Code of Practice licence modifications

27 November 2018

The Utility Regulator has published its decision and associated notices to introduce a new Energy Theft Code of Practice (CoP) licence condition across all gas and electricity supply and distribution licences.

The objective of the Energy Theft CoP is to provide transparency on the obligations on electricity and gas network operators and suppliers to work together to establish and implement detailed and best-practice industry procedures to prevent, detect, investigate and manage the outcome of investigation of energy theft

In July 2018, we consulted on the proposed licence modifications to the relevant licenses required to implement the Energy Theft CoP. We received four responses to the consultation. 

The paper sets out our decision on the final licence modifications following consideration of the responses received.

The requisite legal notices to licensees setting out the final licence modifications, required under the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 and the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, are presented in separate appendices to the decision paper.

Appendix 1 Decision Notice on the Energy Theft CoP licence modification to the electricity distribution licence granted to Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd

Appendix 2 Decision Notice on the Energy Theft CoP licence modification to electricity supply licences

Appendix 2A Decision Notice on the Energy Theft CoP licence modification to the electricity supply licence granted to Power NI Energy Ltd

Appendix 3 Decision Notice on the Energy Theft CoP licence modification to the gas distribution licence granted to Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd, Firmus Energy (Distribution) Ltd and Scotia Gas Networks Northern Ireland Ltd

Appendix 4 Decision Notice on the Energy Theft CoP licence modification to gas supply licences