Winchester Gas Distribution Ltd - Notice of proposal to grant a gas shipper licence

Publication date
5th September 2018
Information type
Policy area

Notice under section 8AA(9) of the Gas Act 1986 (as amended) of the proposed transfer of a Gas Shipper licence held by Winchester Gas Distribution Ltd to Utilita Energy Limited.

The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (‘the Authority’) hereby gives notice pursuant to Section 8AA(9) of the Gas Act 1986 (as amended) (‘the Act’) as follows:

  1. Winchester Gas Distribution Ltd (company registration number 05681532), the registered office of which is Secure House, Moorside Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7RX, United Kingdom, has written to the Authority seeking its consent under Section 8AA of the Act to the transfer of the gas shipper licence granted to Winchester Gas Distribution Ltd, pursuant to section 7A(2) of the Act to Utilita Energy Limited (company registration number 04849181), the registered office of which is at Secure House, Moorside Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7RX, United Kingdom.

2.   The Authority proposes to grant consent to the proposed licence transfer which, subject to our consent, is currently proposed to take place on 01 December 2018, for the following reasons:

(i)   Winchester Gas Distribution Ltd has applied to the Authority under Section 8AA of the Act for the Authority’s consent to the transfer of its gas shipper licence to Utilita Energy Limited; and

(ii)  The Authority is satisfied that it would have been appropriate to grant a Gas Shipper licence to Utilita Energy Limited had Utilita Energy Limited applied to the Authority for such a licence and as such considers that it is   appropriate to consent to a transfer of an existing Gas Shipper licence to Utilita Energy Limited.

3.   Any representations or objections in relation to the proposal by the Authority to grant consent to the proposed licence transfer should be made in writing no later than 05 November 2018 to the Authority, either:

by post to: the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority at 10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4PU, marked for the attention of Industry Codes and Licensing or by email to: licensing@ofgem.gov.uk 

Lesley Nugent                                                                 

Duly authorised on behalf of the Authority