Planned modifications to NI generation and supply licences for I-SEM

10 February 2017

In accordance with licence modification procedures set out in article 14 of the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (as amended) , the Utility Regulator (UR) is to modify the existing electricity supply licences and electricity generation licences in Northern Ireland.

The reason for the planned licence modifications is that the Single Electricity Market (SEM) is undergoing significant change due to European legislative requirements.  A number of policy decisions have been made by the SEM Committee to implement the changes to the market on the island of Ireland, and some of these policy changes require a modification to certain licence conditions.  Further information relating to the new wholesale arrangements in the Single Electricity Market may be found here.

The formal process for modification of generation and supply licences is planned to commence in June 2017. Prior to the commencement of this process, the UR intends to engage with licence holders to provide further information about the proposed licence changes.

To facilitate engagement with licence holders, the UR will hold meetings on 22 and 23 March 2017 at its offices at 14 Queen Street, Belfast. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact the I-SEM Team on isemlicences@uregni.gov.uk to arrange.