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: 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.

  • Published: 1st Dec 2015
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
We are minded to switch on section D of an electricity generation licence.

  • Published: 10th Jun 2014
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter advises of a change to the geographic scope of electricity distribution and supply licences to include a Renewable Energy Zone, now that certain changes to the Electricity Act have come into effect.

  • Published: 3rd Apr 2014
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This document gives the cost recovery principles we use when deciding licence fees.

  • Published: 22nd Oct 2013
  • Decisions
  • 6 Associated documents
We are today issuing notices to make a number of changes to the electricity transmission and distribution licences, and to the gas transporters and supply licences.

  • Published: 29th Jul 2013
  • Closed: 28th Aug 2013
  • Consultations and responses
  • 15 Associated documents
Statutory consultation on further proposed changes following the implementation of the Third Package and other miscellaneous changes

  • Published: 30th May 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
See our decision to provide the consent requested by DNOs which will allow ElectraLink to explore and perform data, market and infrastructure support services for businesses in the electricity industry.

  • Published: 3rd Dec 2012
  • Closed: 7th Jan 2013
  • Consultations and responses
  • 11 Associated documents
Consultation on expanding the electricity-related activities that ElectraLink is able to complete.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2012
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter advises of a change to the geographic scope of generation licences to include a Renewable Energy Zone, when certain changes to the Electricity Act for offshore transmission come into effect.

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