Connections and competition

We encourage competition in areas where this can make a positive difference for customers.

We allow companies to develop and operate small, local gas networks and encourage companies to compete to connect new customers to the networks.

This should mean that customers connecting to the network get fairer prices and better service.

The small, local networks are owned and operated by Independent Gas Transporters (IGTs).  Gas Distribution Networks, IGTs and Utility Infrastructure Providers can all provide connection services.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 20th Dec 2010
  • Closed: 31st Jan 2011
  • Consultations & responses
  • 9 Associated documents
Document sets out the circumstances in which we would look to recover avoidable costs for our determination’s work. It also consults on our cost recovery approaches and provides an overview of the factors we would take into consideration.

  • Published: 2nd Oct 2010
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
Standard Licence Condition 19 (“SLC 19”) reporting template 2008-09 (Non-discrimination in the provision of Non-Contestable Connection Services).

  • Published: 29th Jul 2010
  • Open letters & correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter sets out the Authority’s decision to amend our procedure for determining disputes. It provides an update on the review itself.

  • Published: 1st Dec 2009
  • Open letters & correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
Open letter consultation on Ofgem's Procedure for determining disputes. This consultation seeks views on proposals to limit oral hearings, recover costs in certain circumstances and publish the names of Licensees.

  • Published: 21st Sep 2009
  • Open letters & correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
Letter to DNOs and GDNs regarding a change in Ofgem's involvement in connections dispute resolution following the introduction of The Gas and Electricity (Consumer Complaints Handling Standards) Regulations 2008.

  • Published: 24th Nov 2008
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents