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 Mar 2018
  • 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: 21st Mar 2018
  • 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: 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

  • Published: 26th Jun 2017
  • Closed: 24th Jul 2017
  • Consultations and responses
  • 12 Associated documents
In our recent Decision on our policy for funding Pension Scheme Established Deficits we said we would modify the Pension Regulatory Instructions and Guidance.

  • Published: 15th Nov 2016
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Decision on our open letter on proposed changes to the Ofgem licence fee principles document (LFPD).

  • Published: 30th Sep 2016
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This document sets out our direction to activate the BMPOLR obligation in National Grid Gas Plc’s NTS gas transporter licence.

  • Published: 30th Sep 2016
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Decisions on licence transfer and modifications as part of National Grid’s intended sale of its gas distribution business.

  • Published: 30th Jun 2016
  • Closed: 28th Jul 2016
  • Consultations and responses
  • 6 Associated documents
This letter sets out our proposal to amend the Ofgem licence fee principles document following our entering into a new cost control framework and changes to responsibilities for meter certification services.

  • Published: 21st Jan 2016
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Decision to switch on section D in the electricity generation licence held by Nugeneration Limited.

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