NIAER publishes ROI Interface Study commissioned by the Internal Market in Electricity (IME) group

17 August 2004

NIAER publishes on behalf of the IME group an interim report prepared by their consultants entitled ROI Interface Study Final report (NERA 05 Aug 04) together with the Modelling Appendix (NERA June 04)

The interim report ROI Interface Study (NERA 13 Nov 03) addressed Part A of the terms of reference, to understand the likely effects of the new Market Arrangements for Electricity (MAE) in ROI on cross border trading (including trading on the Moyle Interconnector) and to identify and specify how the arrangenments for interfacing between the two markets can be optimised for the benefit of N.I. electrcity customers.

This final report ROI Interface Study Final Report together with the associated Modelling Appendix addresses Part B of the terms of reference, to recommend whether the ROI market should be extended to Northern Ireland and if so what would be involved and when would be the opportune time to do so

By clicking HERE you can read the response from the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) in the ROI on the interim report.

Further information can be obtained from:-

Emma Magill- Tel: 028 9031 1575; Fax 028 9031 1740 or

email: emma.magill@ofregni.gov.uk.

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

ROI Interface Study final report