Decision to close the investigation into Spark Energy’s compliance with its Renewables Obligations

Publication date
5th December 2018
Information type
Policy area

As a consequence of Spark Energy Supply Limited ("Spark") being unable to pay its debts, the Authority has decided that, in order to protect the interests of consumers, it is appropriate to revoke its licences.

Spark’s licences to supply gas and electricity were revoked as of 28 November 2018.

As a result, the investigation into whether Spark Energy Supply Ltd complied with Article 68 of the Renewables Obligation Order 2015 (as amended) and Article 44 of the Renewables Obligation Order (Scotland) 2009 for the 2017/18 scheme year has closed.

Article 68 of the Renewables Obligation Order 2015 (as amended) and Article 44 of the Renewables Obligation Order (Scotland) 2009 means that if a supplier has not paid the amount it owes (plus all interest) by the end of the late payment period (31 October) it will be treated as not having discharged its Renewables Obligations.

Spark’s customers have been transferred to Ovo under the Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR) process. If you would like any further information regarding the SoLR process and how this is being managed please see: Spark Energy customers: Your questions on new supplier Ovo Energy.