The Consumer Council welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Utility Regulator (UR) Draft Determination (DD) on the Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd (NIEN) Transmission and Distribution 6th Price Control (RP6).
The Consumer Council for Northern Ireland (CCNI) commissioned Economic Consulting Associates Ltd (ECA) to conduct a high-level review, from the consumer perspective, of the Utility Regulator (UR)’s Draft Determination (DD) on Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE)’s price control for the period 2017 to 2024 (RP6).
The Consumer Council welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Utility Regulator (UR) further consultation on certain matters relating to the Price Control 2015-2020 for the Electricity System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI).
The Department for Transport (DfT) consultation document outlines the need for additional airport capacity and further explains the Government’s rationale for selecting the Northwest Runway at Heathrow Airport as its preferred scheme to deliver additional capacity in the South East of England. The document also makes reference to a number of key areas on which we will focus our response.
The Consumer Council expressed its support for a single set of NI industry proposals for the gas industry in the original consultation. As such we welcome that it is the favoured approach. We are committed to working with the gas industry to help ensure that this approach delivers clear and effective procedures.
The Consumer Council welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation. We are supportive of the development of the Department of Education’s Children and Young People’s Strategy and have welcomed the chance to contribute in the early consultation stages.
The Consumer Council is pleased to be able to offer comments on Citizens Advice draft consumer work plan 2017/18. We believe the draft consumer work plan demonstrates a comprehensive approach with exceptional clarity of purpose.
The Consumer Council is keen to support Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and would welcome the opportunity to work in partnership in achieving the vision and the outcomes of the Local Development Plan.
We are particularly keen to provide specific mention on a number of key projects, under the three high level long term goals, which we feel could be of mutual benefit through closer working and sharing of information.