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: 20th Nov 2012
  • Closed: 15th Jan 2013
  • Consultations and responses
  • 7 Associated documents
Stakeholder views were sought on proposed changes to a number of licence conditions.

  • Published: 12th Oct 2012
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter sets out why gas traders who are not shipping gas on the Great Britain network but only trading gas as a commodity should not be required to hold a gas shipper licence.

  • Published: 12th Jul 2012
  • Closed: 7th Sep 2012
  • Consultations and responses
  • 5 Associated documents
See our consultation on “Minded to” decision on licensing policy for Gas Traders and Uniform Network Code (UNC) modification proposal 338V.

  • Published: 30th May 2012
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
This is our decision in respect of an application received from NuGeneration Limited for consent to exercise their exploratory rights.

  • Published: 16th Apr 2012
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This document gives information about the background of the Public Register and electronic Public Register and the types of documents they hold.

  • Published: 2nd Apr 2012
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This document updates our previous guidance on the process for dealing with requests made using Standard Generation Licence Condition 15.

  • Published: 19th Jan 2012
  • Closed: 15th Mar 2012
  • Consultations and responses
  • 7 Associated documents
Consultation on changes to our licensing policy for gas traders.

  • Published: 28th Nov 2011
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Ofgem's decision in respect of an application received from Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa for consent to exercise their exploratory rights under the Electricity Act 1989 and SLC 15.

  • Published: 16th Nov 2011
  • Closed: 23rd Nov 2011
  • Consultations and responses
  • 5 Associated documents
See our consultation: Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa's request to exercise its exploratory rights.

  • Published: 3rd Sep 2010
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
This document sets out the final decision on our licence review with appendices setting out the new application regulations and guidance reflecting our decision.

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