Letter to National Grid: Gas Market Operator arrangements

Publication date
12th June 2015
Information type
Policy area

We have written to National Grid to encourage them to explore the gas market operator arrangements. Our letter is published below.

An additional gas spot market exchange platform has recently launched in the GB market. We have set out our initial thoughts on the implications this development could have for system operation and balancing. We also want to better understand whether there is potential for further competition in the provision of the gas market operator arrangements.

We would like to understand views of market participants on whether these arrangements should be revised, and whether changes to facilitate further competition could have net benefits for consumers. We would welcome any comments, and are happy to meet with any interested parties; please contact Tom Farmer (thomas.farmer@ofgem.gov.uk or 020 7901 1862) in the first instance.