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HeadquartersThe Oval, 160 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Location(s):Dublin, Ireland
Date of foundation:10 June 2004

Director of Market Operations and General Manager:

Rodney Doyle
Traded commodities and traded volumes: 

n/a

Current number of employees:n/a
Annual report(s):n/a
Website:sem-o.com

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History

The Single Electricity Market (SEM) is the wholesale electricity market operating in Ireland and Northern Ireland. As a gross mandatory pool market operating with dual currencies and in multiple jurisdictions, the SEM represents the first market of its kind in the world.

The SEM provides for a competitive, sustainable and reliable wholesale market in electricity aimed to deliver long-term economic and social benefits that are mutually advantageous to Northern Ireland and Ireland.

In August 2004 a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the CER and NIAUR. The MOU established a series of principles for the development of a market for Ireland and Northern Ireland. In November 2004 a development framework for the All Island Market for Electricity was agreed upon by the Irish Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (DCMNR), the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Development (DETI), the CER and NIAUR.

An additional MOU was agreed upon in June 2005 between the respective TSOs. EirGrid and SONI committed to combining their resources to work cooperatively towards the establishment of the SEM and the agreement between EirGrid and SONI to establish the market was formally acknowledged and approved by the Regulatory Authorities in both jurisdictions on the 10th of June 2005.

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History

The Single Electricity Market (SEM) is the wholesale electricity market operating in Ireland and Northern Ireland. As a gross mandatory pool market operating with dual currencies and in multiple jurisdictions, the SEM represents the first market of its kind in the world.

The SEM provides for a competitive, sustainable and reliable wholesale market in electricity aimed to deliver long-term economic and social benefits that are mutually advantageous to Northern Ireland and Ireland.

In August 2004 a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the CER and NIAUR. The MOU established a series of principles for the development of a market for Ireland and Northern Ireland. In November 2004 a development framework for the All Island Market for Electricity was agreed upon by the Irish Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (DCMNR), the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Development (DETI), the CER and NIAUR.

An additional MOU was agreed upon in June 2005 between the respective TSOs. EirGrid and SONI committed to combining their resources to work cooperatively towards the establishment of the SEM and the agreement between EirGrid and SONI to establish the market was formally acknowledged and approved by the Regulatory Authorities in both jurisdictions on the 10th of June 2005.

Vision and Values

The Single Electricity Market Operator (SEMO) facilitates the continuous operation and administration of the Single Electricity Market. SEMO is a joint venture between EirGrid plc and SONI Limited. The organisation is managed as a contractual joint venture between EirGrid, the Transmission System Operator (TSO) for Ireland, and SONI, the TSO for Northern Ireland. SEMO is licensed and regulated cooperatively by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) in Ireland and the Utility Regulator for Northern Ireland (UREG, previously named NIAUR).

SEM Establishment Programme

The SEM Establishment Programme commenced in 2005 and was managed by both EirGrid and SONI. The programme was responsible for the establishment of SEMO and the systems and processes necessary to operate the new market.

The programme encompassed three broad project areas: SEM Implementation, SEMO Establishment and TSO Readiness.

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Rodney DoyleRodney Doyle was appointed Director of Market Operations and General Manager, Single Electricity Market Operator (SEMO) in July 2015 having previously held the position of Director of Information Services since February 2013. Rodney also held a number of other positions in EirGrid including European Market Integration Manager; Manager of the East West Interconnector business readiness project, and Ancillary Services Manager. Rodney has across his roles led projects to deliver major systems and policies which are in use today across the electricity market and the TSO’s. Before his time with EirGrid and ESB National Grid Rodney worked as the chief adviser in the networks division of the Competition Authority of New Zealand concentrating on electricity and gas regulation/market design issues and before that worked in consultancy. Rodney is a member of a number of key European TSO and market cooperation groups. Rodney has a BA (Economics), MA (Economics) and an MBA from UCD.

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Michael.kelly@eirgrid.com

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The Oval

160 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge

Dublin 4

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