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Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
The Committee held evidence sessions on Wednesday 14 March 2018 and Wednesday 21 March 2018, to examine recent developments in the sector and build on work undertaken in the last Parliament.
Since the previous Committee’s inquiry into NI’s electricity sector, there have been numerous developments in energy, trade, and infrastructure that impact NI’s electricity sector.
In a report last year, the Committee warned of the grave risk of an energy deficit, and higher energy prices, in Northern Ireland if action wasn’t taken to increase supply by building new power stations or improving interconnection with Ireland. The likely reduction of capacity at Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations raises further questions about the medium and long term energy strategy for Northern Ireland.
Evidence given by Ian Luney, President, AES UK & Ireland, Robin McCormick, General Manager, SONI Ltd, Jenny Pyper, Chief Executive, The Utility Regulator, Jo Aston, Director of Wholesale Markets, The Utility RegulatorCllr Paul Reid, Mayor, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Anne Donaghy, Chief Executive, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Louise Kennedy, Head of Policy, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
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Northern Ireland Affairs Committee examines recent developments in the electricity sector