Wednesday July 15, 2020

DUP accuses Eirgrid of running electricity grid from outside jurisdiction

The party has accused the Irish state-owned grid operator of running the grid from another jurisdiction

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
28th June, 2020
Paul Frew back left with his DUP party members including leader Arlene Foster (centre)

A row over the independence of the electricity grid operator in the North has reached the Northern Assembly, with members of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) accusing Eirgrid of running the operator from another jurisdiction.

The System Operator for Northern Ireland (Soni) has been owned by Eirgrid, the Irish state-owned grid operator, since 2009. The Northern Irish Utility Regulator last year launched an investigation into the independence of Soni following concerns raised over the close...

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