Engaging on competition law

Promoting competition in the energy market is a top priority for us in our work to make a positive difference for energy customers in GB. As a concurrent Competition Act regulator and as part of the United Kingdom Competition Network (‘UKCN’), we aim to ensure strong competition within the energy sector.

For consumers to have the best possible outcome from competition in the market, we focus our activities on two main areas: 

  1. We collaborate with the CMA and other National Competition Authorities to encourage policies which promote competition in the energy sector. 
  2. We investigate alleged anti-competitive behaviour using our statutory powers including the Competition Act, the Enterprise Act and licence regulations. By doing this, we also increase competition awareness among stakeholders through casework.

In the publications and updates feed below you will find documents related to the work we do to promote competition in the energy industry.  

Further information

If you would like to know more about how we promote competition in the energy market or would like to report anti-competitive behaviour, please contact enforcement@ofgem.gov.uk 

Publications and updates

  • Published: 14th Apr 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This guidance explains how Ofgem will exercise its powers to approve and enforce voluntary redress schemes for infringements of competition law.

  • Published: 24th Feb 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
On 18 January 2016, the CMA and Ofgem signed a revised MoU on concurrent competition powers. The document says how the two organisations will work together in the area of competition law.

  • Published: 3rd Sep 2014
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
Memorandum of Understanding between the Competition and Markets Authority and the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.