Date of referral: 11 May 2017
Statutory deadline: 10 November 2017
30 January 2018: The CMA has announced its costs order and costs final determination in relation to SONI’s appeal against a price control decision by the NIAUR. A non-confidential version of the order and determination is below.
10 November 2017: The CMA published a summary of its final determination and its order in relation to SONI’s appeal against a price control decision by the NIAUR. The full final determination was published on 13 November.
24 May 2018: The CMA released SONI and NIAUR from the reporting obligations in the Order on 21 May 2018:
Deadline for interested third party representations: now closed
Please see guidance documents CC14 and CC15 for further information on third party involvement in energy licence modification appeals.
The deadline for interested third parties 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 4pm on 26 June 2017. Any representations or observations should be sent to the CMA in writing by 4pm on 26 June 2017.
Representations and observations
Appeal group appointed
11 May 2017: The CMA has appointed a group of panel members to determine the appeal. Martin Cave (Chair), Katherine Holmes and Jon Stern.
Permission granted to appeal
11 May 2017: The CMA has granted SONI permission to appeal to the CMA concerning the decision by the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) of 14 March 2017 to modify the conditions of SONI’s licence to give effect to the SONI Price Control 2015-2020. These changes came into effect on 9 May 2017.
SONI sought permission from the CMA to appeal following NIAUR’s final decision to give effect to the SONI Price Control 2015-2020 price control determination which covers the period from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2020.
Under the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (as amended) a licence modification by NIAUR may be appealed to the CMA for a determination.
Application for permission to suspend decision
The CMA has decided not to grant an application by SONI that the implementation of the NIAUR price control decision should be suspended.