Utility Regulator publishes its fifth annual Energy Retail Report

We publish today the fifth in our series of annual Energy Retail Reports that provide a range of information about the retail energy market in Northern Ireland.

2012 Annual Energy Retail Report (PDF 1.5 MB)

The information provided in this report is drawn from network companies, suppliers, DECC and Eurostat and some internal analysis by us.
The structure of this annual report is as follows:

Chapter 1 – Summary of the main points.

Chapter 2 – Purpose of the document, where the information contained in the report comes from and the methodology used throughout the paper.

Chapter 3 – High level view of the evolution of the retail energy sectors towards competition.

Chapters 4 and 5 – Set of basic indicators commonly used for monitoring purposes in the electricity and gas retail markets, and included in ERGEG guidelines, such as number of customers/connections, consumption, switching figures, market shares by suppliers, market activity, etc.

They also include information on NI domestic prices, and how they compare to other EU countries. Also, for the first time in this report, we have included comparisons of NI non-domestic electricity prices to other EU countries.

These two sections are complemented with the Quarterly Transparency Reports, which allow monitoring of competition development on a more frequent basis.

Chapter 6 – Some further work that we will be developing in the coming year.

We are very grateful to stakeholders, particularly in the regulated companies, who regularly provide information for these publications.