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: 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...

  • Published: 18th Dec 2014
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 0 Associated documents
This publication contains a list of meeting dates for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) from January 2015 to December 2016.

  • Published: 9th Dec 2014
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
We are committed to publication of agendas for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (the Authority). This is the provisional agenda for the meeting at 8:15 on Thursday 11 December 2014.

  • Published: 19th Nov 2014
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which covered: Future strategy for Ofgem, Proposed E-Serve Committee of the Authority, REMIT penalties statement and procedural guidelines

  • Published: 7th Nov 2014
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
We are committed to publication of agendas for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (the Authority). This is the provisional agenda for the meeting at 8:15 on Thursday 13 November 2014.

  • Published: 17th Oct 2014
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which covered: Future strategy for Ofgem, Update on the CMA’s market investigation and Transparency of energy company profits

  • Published: 14th Oct 2014
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
We are committed to publication of agendas for the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (the Authority). This is the provisional agenda for the meeting at 8:15 on Thursday 16 October 2014.

  • Published: 7th Oct 2014
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the minutes of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) which covered RIIO- ED1, Caithness-Moray, Fuel Poverty and Affordability, TransmiT and Future system operator/ITPR

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