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: 21st Oct 2020
  • Charts and data
  • 1 Associated documents
This page contains an up-to-date list of all electricity licensees (including all electricity suppliers).

  • Published: 21st Oct 2020
  • Charts and data
  • 1 Associated documents
This page contains an up-to-date list of all gas licensees (including all gas suppliers).

  • Published: 25th Jun 2020
  • Closed: 20th Aug 2020
  • Consultations and responses
  • 3 Associated documents
We are reviewing our approach to supplier licensing. This consultation outlines our final policy proposals for new ongoing requirements for active suppliers and exit arrangements.

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2020
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 2 Associated documents
Summary notes and slides for workshop

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2020
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
An update on the next steps for our proposed reforms to the ongoing requirements and exit arrangements for suppliers delivered as part of our Supplier Licensing Review (SLR)

  • Published: 7th Nov 2019
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
See our Invitation to the Supplier Licensing Review stakeholder workshop on 26 November 2019.

  • Published: 22nd Oct 2019
  • Closed: 3rd Dec 2019
  • Consultations and responses
  • 48 Associated documents
We are reviewing our approach to supplier licensing. This consultation outlines proposals for new ‘ongoing requirements’ and ‘exit arrangements’.

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

  • 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.

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