Gas and Electricity Markets Authority

Mae’r dudalen yma ar gael yn Gymraeg.

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 Apr 2015
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
Provisional agenda for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) meeting on 16 April 2015.

  • Published: 19th Mar 2015
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which covered: ITPR final conclusions; E-Serve Board: revised Terms of Reference

  • Published: 9th Mar 2015
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
Provisional agenda for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority meeting on 12 March 2015.

  • Published: 6th Mar 2015
  • News and blogs
  • 0 Associated documents
It is with great regret that we must announce that David Harker, a non-executive director of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA), died on 2 March 2015.

  • Published: 23rd Feb 2015
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which covered: RIIO-ED1: licence modifications, Remuneration Committee, white label providers and Retail market developments

  • Published: 13th Feb 2015
  • News and blogs
  • 0 Associated documents
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today approved the appointment of Dr Nicola Hodson to Ofgem’s governing authority, the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA).

  • Published: 10th Feb 2015
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
Provisional agenda for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority meeting on 12 February 2015.

  • Published: 22nd Jan 2015
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which covered: Caithness-Moray project assessment decision, Electricity interconnector projects: Norway, Budget and draft Forward Work Programme 2015/16

  • Published: 13th Jan 2015
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
Provisional agenda for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority meeting on 15 January 2015.

  • Published: 18th Dec 2014
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which covered: RIIO-ED1: slow-track final determinations; E-Serve “Board” terms of reference, responsibilities, membership and principles for delegated authority; Revised Authority...

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