The Director General of Electricity Supply implements changes to the structure for trading renewable

21 December 2002

The Director General of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland (DGES) has implemented changes to the structure for trading renewable energy in order to stimulate competition and increase customer choice. These arrangements came into effect on 1 November 2002, and are known as the Renewable Output Factor (ROF) Trading Arrangements.

These changes allow you to choose renewable energy from a number of licensed suppliers, who will supply a 100% renewable product. This product is available to any non-domestic customer in Northern Ireland. You need not change your meter or put in place other special arrangements to participate.

To avail of the option you may choose between three supply companies which are currently active in this market. They are Airtricity, Energia (an NIE affiliate) and ESB. Their contact details are as below:

Airtricity
20 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8GB

Tel: 0044 28 90517030
Contact: Declan Flanagan
Email: d.flagan@eirtricity.ie

Energia
Energia House
New Forge Lane
Belfast
BT9

Tel: 0044 28 90685944
Contact: John Mawhinney
Email: john.mawhinney@energia.ie

ESB Independent Energy
Unit 2.3 Woodford Business Park
Northern Cross
Santry
Dublin 17

Tel: 003531 8628343
Email: sean.oloughlin@esbie.ie

NIE Supply has elected not to continue to make its Eco Energy Tariff available to business customers. Instead such customers may opt for one of the above suppliers, or may revert to a standard NIE Supply tariff. The DGES will write to customers directly in the next few weeks.