Round 16 of Quarterly Directed Contracts – Q1 2022 to Q4 2022

08 September 2021

 Quarterly Directed Contract Information Note - Round 16

Today, Wednesday 8th September 2021, the Regulatory Authorities (RAs) are publishing an Information Paper on the quantities and prices for the "Round 16” 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 14th September 2021.

For further information please contact Lisa Murray ( at the CRU or Kevin Baron ( at the Utility Regulator.

The publication can be found here.