INVITATION TO BID in the NON FOSSIL FUEL AUCTION

23 February 2001

Close of bids: 5pm on 2nd March 2001

The Director General for Electricity Supply in Northern Ireland has issued this Invitation to Bid in the 2001 Non Fossil Fuel Auction for 40 capacity units of 1MW each.

NIE’s Power Procurement Business has been obliged by Government to contract with generators who use non fossil fuel sources. At present 40 MW of capacity is under contract, generating around 120 GWh each year.

The auction will enable successful bidders to avoid the Climate Change Levy when supplying non domestic customers with this renewable energy from April 2001.

Bidders must register their bid with Ofreg by 5pm on 2nd March 2001.

Bid details can be obtained from James Hutchinson at:

Ofreg
Brookmount Buildings
42 Fountain Street
Belfast
BT1 5EE

Tel: 028 9031 1575

Fax: 028 9031 1740

Email: emma.magill@ofregni.gov.uk