Today the Utility Regulator publishes ‘Third Party Intermediaries in the Non-domestic Retail Energy Market’ information paper and call for evidence. In the UR’s Forward Work Programme 2017/2018 the UR committed to a project to assess if there is a need for “Energy Broker” or Third Party Intermediary (TPI) Regulation.
In the NI energy retail markets the role of TPIs remains largely unexplored. The purpose of this paper is to communicate formally to stakeholders the commencement of the UR’s “Third Party Intermediaries in the Retail Energy Market” project and to call for evidence regarding the scale and nature of TPI activity in the NI market.
The call for evidence is to inform our thinking and improve our understanding of the scale and nature of TPI penetration in the NI energy retail market. We are seeking responses by 8 December 2017.