SONI Forward Work Plan 2023/24

Tuesday 26 September 2023

At SONI, we plan for the future of the electricity transmission grid and operate it every minute of every day. This includes interconnection to neighbouring grids and running the wholesale electricity market.

SONI has a pivotal role to play in the implementation of Northern Ireland’s new energy strategy, in particular, to achieving an average of at least 80% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2030, an important step on the journey to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

We have now published our Forward Work Plan for the period October 2023 to September 2024, which outlines what we do across our four SONI TSO roles:

  • Role 1: System Operation and Adequacy
  • Role 2: Independent Expert
  • Role 3: System Planning
  • Role 4: Commercial Interface

Our Forward Work Plan will also provide the pathway, highlighting our key activities over the period, to enable SONI to play our important role in implementing our renewable ambitions.

The Forward Work Plan can be accessed via the below:

The Utility Regulator will shortly welcome submissions from customers and stakeholders to provide feedback on our Forward Work Plan. Details of how and when to provide feedback to the Utility Regulator are found on its website and through its email notifications.

Should customers and stakeholders also wish to provide any specific feedback on our Forward Work Plan 2023/24, this can be provided by email to, please include “Feedback on SONI Forward Work Plan” in the title of any email response.