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: 17th Jun 2010
  • Closed: 29th Jul 2010
  • Consultations and responses
  • 8 Associated documents
This document sets out the conclusions of our licence review and seeks views on a number of proposed changes.

  • Published: 4th Mar 2010
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
See our open letter: Amendments to Revocation Schedules of future licences.

  • Published: 27th Jan 2010
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
See our open letter to Industry participants on potential fraudulent activity in the European gas and electricity markets.

  • Published: 17th Dec 2009
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
See our decision to implement the recent changes proposed to the Application Regulations 2008 and the Guidance on licence applications.

  • Published: 14th Oct 2009
  • Closed: 11th Nov 2009
  • Consultations and responses
  • 3 Associated documents
This document sets out proposed changes to the Gas and Electricity Application Regulations.

  • Published: 1st Apr 2009
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This decision document updates the Ofgem licence fee cost recovery principles document, to take account of the changes.

  • Published: 9th Jan 2009
  • Other
  • 4 Associated documents
Changes to licence fee arrangements following transfer of metrology functions from Ofgem to NWML

  • Published: 11th Nov 2008
  • Other
  • 8 Associated documents
This decision document updates the Ofgem licence fee cost recovery principles document, to take account of the changes.

  • Published: 21st Oct 2008
  • Closed: 18th Nov 2008
  • Consultations and responses
  • 12 Associated documents
This letter seeks views on proposed revised guidance on derogation requests and derogations for earlier connections under TAR.

  • Published: 1st Oct 2008
  • Licence applications
  • 1 Associated documents
This document sets out the procedures followed when assessing applications for all types of gas and electricity licences.

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