OFREG publishes explaination re recovery of SNIP shortfall costs

OFREG today publishes an explanatory note detailing procedures to be followed in the event of a capacity shortfall and/or emergency on the Scottish-to-Northern Ireland pipeline (SNIP). This note also explains how costs to gas-fired power stations and SONI associated with fuel switching following a capacity shortfall on SNIP may be recovered.

The paper can be viewed by clicking HERE alternatively a paper copy can be obtained from Carl Hashim by contacting him either in writing at Ofreg, Queens House, 14 Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6ER, or by telephone on 028 9031 1575 or by Fax. on 028 9031 1740 or email carl.hashim@ofregni.gov.uk.

Copies of the paper will be made available in large print, Braille, audio cassette and a variety of relevant minority languages if required.

17 July 2006

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