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 Jan 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: 21st Jan 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: 14th Jan 2019
  • Closed: 15th Feb 2019
  • Consultations and responses
  • 9 Associated documents
Statutory consultation on the modifications we propose to make, in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal, to ensure licences are fit for purpose.

  • Published: 6th Dec 2018
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
We are writing to provide an update on our licence change process as we prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU.

  • Published: 21st Nov 2018
  • Closed: 23rd Jan 2019
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
We are reviewing our approach to supplier licensing, to ensure appropriate protections are in place for customers. This consultation outlines initial proposals for new licence application criteria.

  • Published: 6th Jul 2018
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This is a follow-up letter on the work we are carrying on with respect to licences and industry codes as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.

  • Published: 11th Jun 2018
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
Letter reviewing Ofgem's approach to licensing suppliers.

  • Published: 3rd May 2018
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Notification of designation of Diamond Transmission Partners BBE Limited to the Applicant, the European Commission and the Secretary of State.

  • Published: 8th Feb 2018
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 2 Associated documents
We are publishing the work we commenced with respect to licences and industry codes to identify where amendments may be required as we prepare to exit the EU.

  • Published: 28th Jun 2017
  • Decisions
  • 5 Associated documents
Decision to modify the Price Control Financial Handbook held by Network Work Operators

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