Opening of formal investigation in respect of ESB Independent Energy (NI), trading as Electric Ireland

Today, the Utility Regulator (UR) announces that it has launched a formal investigation into whether the electricity supply company, Electric Ireland, has failed to meet the obligations of its licence to supply electricity. Further details of the investigation are available in a Notice that can be accessed via the following link: 


UR investigation initiation: Electric Ireland


This investigation is being carried out in accordance with the UR’s Enforcement Policy Approach and Procedure (2024). This can be found here: Enforcement Approach and Procedure. 


Please note: The opening of this formal investigation does not imply that any findings about non-compliance have been made.