Licence Lite

What is Licence Lite?

It’s a way to apply for a licence to supply electricity and to get a direction which will relieve you from your obligation to directly fulfil Standard Licence Condition (SLC) 11.2

It aims to ease potential barriers faced by aspiring suppliers or distributed energy generators.

As a Licence Lite supplier, you’ll need to have robust alternative arrangements in place for a third party licensed supplier to manage your code compliance in these areas.

Who’s it for?

Both prospective and existing electricity supply licensees can apply for a Licence Lite (SLC 11.3) direction.

Getting the basics

 You can get to grips with Licence Lite in our Licence Lite Factsheet.

This gives a quick-start overview of:

  • Licence Lite policy
  • your role and responsibilities as a Licence Lite supplier or TPLS
  • the application steps.

Find out more in How to apply for a Licence Lite direction.

Need help?

If you can’t find the information you need about Licence Lite here, please contact us.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 20th Dec 2017
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Decision to grant the Greater London Authority a derogation from various aspects of Standard Licence Condition 11 of its electricity supply licence.

  • Published: 18th Sep 2017
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
The letter sets out the Authority’s decision to grant PX Supply Limited a derogation from various aspects of SLC 11 - Compliance with industry codes.

  • Published: 21st Aug 2017
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter sets out the Authority’s decision to grant EVenergi UK Limited a derogation from various aspects of SLC 11 - Compliance with industry codes.

  • Published: 2nd Apr 2015
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Learn about Licence Lite in our Factsheet, including how the Licence Lite direction works and your responsibilities as Licence Lite supplier.

  • Published: 1st Apr 2015
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
In 2014 we consulted on proposed revisions to the 2009 operating guidance for implementation of Standard Licence Condition (SLC) 11.3. This Licence Condition is often referred to as ‘Licence Lite’.

  • Published: 1st Apr 2015
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Guidance on Licence Lite, a way to apply for a licence to supply electricity and to get a direction which will relieve you from your obligation to directly fulfil Standard Licence Condition (SLC) 11.2.