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Following the publication of a number of consultation papers earlier this year, the Commission for Energy Regulation has published its decision paper "Review of the Regulatory Framework for the Retail Electricity Market, Roadmap to Deregulation". In the roadmap, the commission outlines its plan to phase out price controls from the Irish retail electricity market.

In the past, prospective generators seeking to connect to the Irish electricity distribution system have queried the cost and timelines presented by ESB Networks for the proposed connection works. A Commission for Energy Regulation paper has now been published following a consultation process which settles the implementation of distribution-level contestability, at least on an initial basis.