Notice of consent to transfer a gas shipper licence to Utilita Energy Limited

Publication date
23rd November 2018
Information type
Policy area

CONSENT TO TRANSFER

SECTION 8AA OF THE GAS ACT 1986

Whereas

A.  Winchester Gas Distribution Ltd (“the transferor”) is the holder of a gas shipper licence (“the Licence”) granted under section 7A(2) of the Gas Act 1986 (“the Act”) on 30 March 2006.

B.  Section 8AA of the Act provides that a gas shipper licence may be transferred by the licence holder –

(i)  with the consent of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (“the Authority”); and

(ii)  subject to any term of the licence relating to its transfer.

C.  Paragraph 2 of Part 1 of the licence provides that the licence is subject to transfer in accordance with Act, the special conditions or the conditions.

D.  Winchester Gas Distribution Ltd has applied to the Authority for its consent to transfer the licence to Utilita Energy Limited (company registration number 04849181), (“the transferee”).

E.  The transferee has satisfied the Authority as to the criteria set out in section 8AA(6) of the Act;

F.  The Authority gave notice to the Health and Safety Executive under section 8AA(7)(a) of the Act on 05 September 2018 and no objection was received within the period of the notice;

G.  The Authority gave notice under section 8AA(9) of the Act of its intention to consent to the transfer of the licence on 05 September 2018 and no objection was received within the period of notice.

Consent to transfer

With effect from 23 November 2018 the Authority, pursuant to section 8AA(1) of the Act, consents to the transfer of the whole of the licence to the transferee which is proposed to take place on 01 December 2018.The Official Seal of the Authority hereunto affixed is authenticated by:

Lesley Nugent

Authorised in that behalf by the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority