Licence Lite consultation workshop

Friday, November 7, 2014 -
10:00 to 13:00

In 2009 we introduced an option within the electricity supply licence to allow for a conditional derogation from the requirements under Standard Licence Condition SLC 11.2 to be a party to the industry codes. This option – which has become known as ‘Licence Lite’ – was originally designed to overcome market entry barriers experienced by distributed energy (DE) generators, specifically those assessed as presenting the highest cost and highest competency hurdles to accessing the public network and selling electricity to consumers.

We are now consulting on updated Licence Lite guidance to reflect wider changes in the market and in response to increased levels of stakeholder interest. This consultation does not propose fundamental changes to the original intention of Licence Lite, but does outline a number of proposed additions, updates and clarifications to the main areas of the 2009 guidance.

The workshop will introduce these changes, and involve an expert panel comprising Ofgem, Cornwall Energy, the Greater London Authority and DECC.

Lunch will be provided.

To request a place at the workshop please email sustainable.energy@ofgem.gov.uk by the 27 October.