Electricity Regulator invites bids in the 2003 Non Fossil Fuel Auction

05 February 2003

INVITATION TO BID in the NON-FOSSIL FUEL (NFF) AUCTION 2003

Close of bids: 5pm on Friday 14th February 2003

The Director General of Electricity Supply in Northern Ireland has issued this Invitation to Bid in the 2003 Non-Fossil Fuel Auction for 30 capacity units of 1 MW each.

1 and 3 year products are on offer, with a maximum of 10 capacity units available for 3 year contract duration.

These 30 capacity units are being auctioned from the NIE Power Procurement Business stock of NFF capacity, contracted under Government obligation. At present 40MW of capacity is under contract, generating around 120GWh each year.

This auction gives suppliers in NI an opportunity to contract with customers for the supply of renewable source electricity to customers, from April 2003. In the case of supply to non domestic customers the Climate Change Levy may be avoided.

Bidders must register their bid with Ofreg by 5.00pm on Friday 14th February 2003.

Note: Intention to bid must be registered by Monday 10th February 2003.

Invitation to Bid and NFF Capacity and Energy Agreement documents can be obtained from Emma Magill at:

Ofreg
Brookmount Buildings
42 Fountain Street
Belfast BT1 5EE

Tel: 028 9031 1575

Fax: 028 9031 1740

Email: emma.magill@ofregni.gov.uk