NIAER Announces the Outcome of the First Iteration of Moyle Interconnector Auction of Capacity

08 December 2004

The System Operator Northern Ireland (SONI), in the presence of an Ofreg representative, conducted the first iteration of the Moyle interconnector auction on Wednesday 8 December 2004.

Four products were on offer, namely:

1 year Moyle import – 40MW
2 year Moyle import – 20MW
3 year Moyle import – 20MW
1 year Moyle export – 80MW

No bids were received from any of the products. Therefore in the second iteration, to be held on Wednesday 15 December, the following products will be auctioned:

1 year Moyle import – 80MW
2 year Moyle import – 40MW
3 year Moyle import – 40MW
1 year Moyle export – 80MW

Notes for Editors

1.OFREG (the Office for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas) supports the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation (NIAER) the regulator of the Electrcity and Gas industries in Northern Ireland. NIAER’s powers are derived from the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 both as amended by the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

For further information contact Terry McErlane at Weber Shandwick Telephone 028 90761007 or 07770886911