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: 15th Dec 2005
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents

  • Published: 15th Mar 2005
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
See the guidance document for gas and electricity licence applications.

  • Published: 16th Nov 2004
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
implement the funding mechanism for this right of appeal. The aim of these changes is to ensure that the Competition Commission and Ofgem can effectively recover any costs arising from this right of appeal through licence fees.

  • Published: 8th Oct 2004
  • Licence applications
  • 1 Associated documents

  • Published: 18th Jun 2004
  • Consultations and responses
  • 6 Associated documents
Proposals for the amendment of the Licensing Applications Regulations: Consultation Document

  • Published: 8th Jan 2004
  • Consultations and responses
  • 7 Associated documents
Gas and electricity licence applications - Guidance Document.

  • Published: 15th Apr 2003
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Ofgem received 11 responses to the consultation; these are on Ofgems website . This note discusses the issues raised in the responses and explains Ofgems response to them.

  • Published: 30th Sep 2002
  • Consultations and responses
  • 12 Associated documents
Continues a consultation process about the current gas and electricity licence Application Regulations that began in March 2002.

  • Published: 30th Sep 2002
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
Licensing Application Regulations. It sets out, in detail, the results of Ofgem'sreview of the current Application Regulations. It also describes Ofgem'sproposals for the amendment of the Application Regulations.

  • Published: 1st Aug 2002
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents

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