EirGrid is the independent electricity Transmission System Operator (TSO) and Market Operator (MO) in the wholesale trading system in Ireland, and is the owner of the System Operator Northern Ireland (SONI Ltd), the licenced TSO and market operator in Northern Ireland. The Single Electricity Market Operator (SEMO) is part of the EirGrid Group, and operates the Single Electricity Market (SEM) on the island of Ireland.
Commission for Energy Regulation
The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is the independent body responsible for regulating and overseeing the liberalisation of Ireland’s energy sector. In the electricity market, the CER facilitates competition by authorising the construction of new generating plant and licensing companies to generate and supply electricity.
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is Ireland’s national energy authority. The Authority promotes and assists environmentally and economically sustainable production, supply and use of energy, in support of Government policy, across all sectors of the economy.
Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) has responsibility for the telecommunications, broadcasting and energy sectors. It regulates, protects and develops the natural resources of Ireland.
The Directorate-General for energy focuses on creating a competitive internal energy market offering quality service at low prices, on developing renewable energy sources, on reducing dependence on imported fuels and on doing more with a lower consumption of energy.
International Energy Agency
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation which acts as energy policy adviser to 28 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens.