Energy licence modification appeal: Firmus Energy

The CMA is considering an appeal by Firmus against a decision by NIAUR to modify the conditions of Firmus’ Licence.

Administrative timetable

Statutory deadline: 27 June 2017

Full administrative timetable



Deadline for third party representations

The deadline for any third party to make representations or observations to the CMA about the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation’s representations and observations and/or the representations and observations received from third parties is 9am on 14 February 2017. Any representations or observations should be sent to the CMA in writing by 9am on 14 February.

Representations and observations

Appeal group appointed

4 January 2017: The CMA has appointed a group of panel members to determine the appeal. Phil Evans (Chair), Roger Finbow and Jon Stern.

Permission granted to appeal

28 December 2016: The CMA has granted permission to appeal to the CMA concerning the decision by the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) of 28 October 2016 to modify the conditions of the Firmus Energy (Distribution) Limited Licence (Firmus) to give effect to the GD17 price control determination.

Firmus Energy (Distribution) Limited sought permission from the CMA to appeal following NIAUR’s final decision to give effect to the GD17 price control determination which will operate from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2022.

Under the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (as amended) a licence modification by NIAUR may be appealed to the CMA for a determination.

Background documents

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