Gas retail supply price controls information note published

01 November 2018

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Today we publish an Information Note to commence our ‘Gas Retail Supply Price Controls 2020’ project (SPC20). This information paper sets out our approach to the supply price controls for both price regulated gas companies. The next price controls for the gas supply companies, firmus energy (supply) Ltd (firmus) and SSE Airtricity Gas Supply (NI) Ltd (SSE Airtricity) are due to begin 1 January 2020 and 1 April 2020 respectively.

This is the first of a series of documents which we will publish relating to the price controls under this SPC20 project.  This paper outlines our proposed approach in relation to examining the main areas within the controls: structure and form; scope and coverage of regulated tariffs; duration of control; operating costs levels and allocations; and allowed margin. It also sets out a timetable for completion of the publication of a consultation paper, the consultation phase of the project and the publication of the our decision paper, as well as the associated licence modification consultations to give effect to those decisions.

Copies of the notice and consultation paper can be made available in large print, Braille, audio cassette and a variety of relevant minority languages if required:

Enquiries should be directed to:

Colin Magee or Jack Ferguson

The Utility Regulator

Queens House

14 Queen Street

Belfast

BT1 6ED