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Hobson, Steve
October 2009
Utility Week;10/9/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p16
Trade Publication
The article delves into the insights of Iain Osborne of Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) about its strategies. Ireland hires a consultant to monitor developments by Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE). Osborne mentions the simplification of price controls for regulated utilities starting with the first three-year price control in 2010 (PC10) for Northern Ireland Water. Other issues tackled are the roles of government and regulators in the behavior of companies, energy efficiency, and mutual ownership of energy transmission assets.


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