Utility Regulator publishes its decision on SONI Licence Modifications

05 June 2018

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The Utility Regulator (UR) today publishes its decision paper with respect to SONI licence modifications. Licence changes are made with respect to three areas:

1. Exclusion of SONI’s costs in relation to the CMA appeal from the 50:50 risk share mechanism.

2. Explicit provision for SONI to recover fees payable under Condition 8 (i.e. licence fees).

3. An amendment to the Kt adjustment term in order to bridge correctly between price controls.

The decision follows a consultation paper on the same subject which closed on 27 April 2018. UR received three responses to the consultation which can be viewed at the links below.

· SONI - amalgamated response

· Consumer Council for Northern Ireland

· Institute of Directors

The licence paper details our consideration of consultation responses along with our decisions on the relevant aspects. Modifications will become effective on the 01 August 2018.