Gas and Electricity Markets Authority

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Our governing body is the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority and is referred to variously as GEMA or the Authority. It comprises non-executive and executive members and a non-executive chair.

GEMA’s purpose

Our core purpose is to ensure that all consumers can get good value and service from the energy market.  In support of this we favour market solutions where practical, incentive regulation for monopolies and an approach that seeks to enable innovation and beneficial change whilst protecting consumers.

We will ensure that Ofgem will operate as an efficient organisation, driven by skilled and empowered staff, that will act quickly, predictably and effectively in the consumer interest, based on independent and transparent insight into consumers’ experiences and the operation of energy systems and markets.

Authority members

The Authority members are appointed by the Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and include five Non-Executive Directors.

Powers and duties

The Authority's powers and duties are largely provided for in statute (such as the Gas Act 1986, the Electricity Act 1989, the Utilities Act 2000, the Competition Act 1998, the Enterprise Act 2002 and the Energy Acts of 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2011) as well as ruling European Community legislation in respect of energy regulation.

Full information on the Authority’s powers and duties, its rules and procedures and its various committees can be found in the links box at the top of this page.

Meetings

The Authority meets at least 10 times a year, usually monthly except in January and August. Much of the work of the Authority is carried forward by its Committees and through the advice they provide to the Authority. A schedule of planned meetings and previous minutes of the meetings of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority are published below.

See the GEMA meeting dates for 2017-2018.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 13th Aug 2018
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 0 Associated documents
This is the open agenda for the meeting on 13 August 2018.

  • Published: 2nd Aug 2018
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  • 0 Associated documents
The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA), our governing body, will meet on the following dates up to the end of 2019

  • Published: 11th Jul 2018
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the open agenda for the meeting on 12 July 2018.

  • Published: 13th Jun 2018
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the open agenda for the meeting on 13 and 14 June 2018.

  • Published: 5th Jun 2018
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which took place on 12 April 2018.

  • Published: 4th Jun 2018
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which took place on 15 March 2018.

  • Published: 4th Jun 2018
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which took place on 15 February 2018.

  • Published: 16th May 2018
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the open agenda for the meeting on 17 May 2018.

  • Published: 11th Apr 2018
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the open agenda for the meeting on 12 April 2018.

  • Published: 13th Mar 2018
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the open agenda for the meeting on 15 March 2018.

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