In April 2005 the Commission published a consultation document
(CER/05/072) on the role and appointment of a Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR) in the Irish market. Later, in December 2005, the Commission issued a proposed Decision (CER/05/238) on this role. CER has issued a final direction on the Supplier of Last Resort (CER 06/006) in February 2006. ESB Customer Supply has been appointed by CER to provide a SoLR function for the Irish electricity market. As a result of their selection, ESB Customer Supply raised a Design Discussion Request at the Industry Governance Group to modify MPD 4 to reflect new steps and amendments to the existing SoLR process added by the direction.