Development of PNGL's gas network to specific areas in Greater Belfast.

Published date09 July 2020
Energy SectorGas
From the office of the Chief Executive
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Utility Regulator
Queens House, 14 Queen Street, BELFAST, B T1 6ED
T: +44 ( 0) 28 9 031 15 75 F: +44 (0) 28 9 031 1 740 W : www.uregni. gov.uk
Joanne Quinn
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd.
197 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT3 9ED
26 June 2020 NET/G/JP/232
Dear Joanne
Proposed Development of Phoenix Natural Gas Limited (PNGL)'s Network to
enable the conveyance of gas to specific areas in Greater Belfast not yet served
by the gas distribution network.
I write in response to PNGL emails of 25 July 2019, 29 October 2019, 15 May 2020, 2
June 2020 and 26 June 2020 and the documents attached to those emails which,
among other things, submits, in accordance with paragraph 7.51 of the Final
Determination for Price Controls for Northern Ireland's Gas Distribution Networks GD17
(the GD17 Final Determination), a business case for an 'additional project', namely the
proposed extension development of Phoenix Natural Gas Limited (PNGL)'s Network to
enable the conveyance of gas to specific areas in the Greater Belfast area not yet
served by the gas distribution network (the Proposed Development).
Having reviewed the business case the Utility Regulator (UR) is satisfied that the
Proposed Development is not a scheme that either
1. falls within the scope of the currently applicable price control (the GD17 price
control as more fully explained in the GD17 Final Determination); or,
2. is adequately covered by the uncertainty mechanisms or the incentive
mechanisms which may otherwise apply under the currently applicable price control (as
also explained in the GD17 Final Determination).
The Proposed Development is for infill of certain areas identified in the spreadsheets
provided by PNGL as attachments to its emails of 29 October 2019 and 2 June 2020
(together the Project List). We recognise that the Project List is an assessment carried
out at a point in time and additional areas of a similar nature may be identified at a later

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