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: 1st Oct 2008
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter sets out our decision to implement the recent changes proposed to the Application Regulations and the Guidance document.

  • Published: 2nd Sep 2008
  • Closed: 29th Sep 2008
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
This consultation is in respect of updates that are required to the Ofgem licence fee cost recovery principles document.

  • Published: 5th Aug 2008
  • Closed: 3rd Sep 2008
  • Consultations and responses
  • 3 Associated documents
This document sets out the changes we propose to make to the Application Regulations and Guidance Document following recent changes to gas transporter and electricity distribution licences.

  • Published: 22nd May 2008
  • Decisions
  • 6 Associated documents
This letter describes the responses to our recent consultation on the procedure to follow in relation to consent requests under SLC 15 of the generation licence and our decision.

  • Published: 7th May 2008
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter seeks to clarify our position regarding licence transfer requirements in circumstances where an existing licensee undergoes a change in company form to transform in to a European public limited liability company or Societas Europaea (SE).

  • Published: 23rd Apr 2008
  • Closed: 8th May 2008
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
Proposed procedure for how the Authority will consider requests for consent under Standard Licence Condition 15 of the Electricity Generation Licence.

  • Published: 20th Nov 2007
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This open letter seeks to clarify our position on the requirement in the Electricity Application Regulations.

  • Published: 2nd Aug 2007
  • Decisions
  • 4 Associated documents
See the decision letter on licence application regulations and guidance consultation.

  • Published: 4th May 2007
  • Closed: 16th May 2007
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter clarifies an issue with respect to the April 2007 consultation on the licence application regulations and guidance.

  • Published: 5th Apr 2007
  • Closed: 16th May 2007
  • Consultations and responses
  • 2 Associated documents
This document sets out our proposed changes to the Gas and Electricity Application Regulations and our Guidance Document on licence applications.

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