Licences

If your company or organisation wants to enter the gas or electricity markets you will need to check whether the activity you are proposing is a licensable activity. If it is, you may still fall within an exemption or exception.

You may find further information about this on our licence exemptions page. If your proposed activity is licensable and not subject to any exemptions you will need to apply for a licence.

Before you begin the application process, however, we strongly recommend you seek independent legal advice on how best to comply with industry rules and regulations.

We also recommend that you contact the relevant industry code administrators to discuss any code requirements prior to commencing the licence application process.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 14th Oct 2019
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
See our notification of designation of Diamond Transmission Partners RB Limited.

  • Published: 8th Oct 2019
  • Charts and data
  • 2 Associated documents
This page contains an up-to-date list of all electricity licensees (including all electricity suppliers) and their registered or service addresses.

  • Published: 7th Oct 2019
  • Charts and data
  • 2 Associated documents
This page contains an up-to-date list of all gas licensees (including all gas suppliers) and their registered or service addresses.

  • Published: 30th Jul 2019
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 2 Associated documents
Summary notes and slides for workshop.

  • Published: 4th Jul 2019
  • Closed: 2nd Aug 2019
  • Consultations and responses
  • 2 Associated documents
This consultation is looking for views on the proposed changes to the NGESO electricity transmission licence, in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

  • Published: 18th Jun 2019
  • Decisions
  • 4 Associated documents
As part of our Supplier Licensing Review, we have made new Gas and Electricity Applications Regulations and published an associated guidance document.

  • Published: 24th May 2019
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 2 Associated documents
This letter provides interested stakeholders with an update on our thinking for the ‘ongoing requirements’ and ‘exit arrangements’ stages of the Supplier Licensing Review, ahead of our stakeholder workshop in June.

  • Published: 20th May 2019
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
See our Invitation to the Supply Licensing Review stakeholder workshop on 21 June 2019.

  • Published: 11th Apr 2019
  • Closed: 13th May 2019
  • Consultations and responses
  • 19 Associated documents
We are proposing changes to the licence application SIs, application forms and guidance, to implement our Supplier Licensing Review reforms and update certain aspects of the licensing process for all licence types.

  • Published: 11th Apr 2019
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Following our November 2018 consultation, we set out our decision on our approach to granting supply licences.

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