Director General Announces Allocation by Auction of Interconnector Capacity Commencing 1 April 2003

05 December 2002

Under the regulatory approval of the DGES, System Operator Northern Ireland (SONI) a regulated business of NIE, has issued bid documentation relating to the allocation procedures for electricity interconnector capacity for the period commencing 1 April 2003. This process is the culmination of a number of consultation exercises carried out by Ofreg over the summer and autumn, and which may be viewed by clicking on the following links: Decision Paper - Interconnector Trading from 1 April 2003 (PDF 149 KB) and Technical consultation paper - Interconnector Trading from 1 April 2003.

The allocation procedures as described in the accompanying Invitation to Bid document are in relation to both interconnector capacity with Scotland (the “Moyle Interconnector”) and with the Republic of Ireland (the “North/South Interconnector”).