Scottish & Southern apply for supply licence
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has submitted applications that it hopes will allow it to compete in Ireland.
SSE has applied for an electricity supply licence and a gas supply and shipping licence which will allow it to enter and compete in the newly deregulated markets.
The supplier says that it intends to enter both markets simultaneously - and hopes to concentrate on the industrial and commercial market as a first priority and then expand into domestic markets afterwards.
"Our intention is to become a significant new player in the Irish market," the company's energy supply director Alistair Phillips-Davies said.
"We will initially aim to sell a range of electricity and gas products which may then be followed by renewable products, metering, telecoms and energy services."
Mr Phillips said that the deregulation of the Irish market represented a real opportunity for the UK energy supplier.
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