Information Paper I-SEM R6 - DC Quantities and Prices.pdf

14 March 2019


Quarterly Directed Contract Information Note - Round 6

Today, Thursday 14th March 2019, the Regulatory Authorities (RAs) are publishing an Information Paper on the quantities and prices for the "Round 6” offerings of Directed Contracts (DCs).

DCs are a part of the RAs’ market power mitigation strategy to ensure that the benefits associated with the SEM are not undermined by the abuse of market power. The purpose of these contracts is to remove the incentive on ESB Power Generation to attempt to profit from the use of market power.

Supplier eligibility for DCs will be communicated by the Regulatory Authorities to each relevant supplier and to the seller (ESB) separately.

Please note that the forthcoming Primary DC Subscription Window will commence on Tuesday 19th March 2019.

For further information please contact either Marc Curran ( or Rory O’ Donnell ( at the CRU or Kevin Baron ( at the Utility Regulator.

The document can be found here