Future System Operator (FSO) draft licences consultation

  • Upcoming
  • Open
  • Closed (awaiting decision)
  • Closed (with decision)

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  • Distribution Network
  • Transmission Network

We are consulting on two proposed draft licences which would be held by the Future System Operator (FSO). Specifically, an Electricity System Operator (ESO) licence and Gas System Planner (GSP) licence, which will be granted (or treated as granted) once the Secretary of State designates the FSO under the Energy Bill.

This non-statutory licence consultation includes the proposed conditions for the FSO’s ESO and GSP licences that we believe are not impacted by policy decisions on the financial model. We intend to consult on the proposed financial licence conditions, consequential modifications to other licences and associated documents later in the year. We also intend to undertake a statutory consultation under the Energy Bill powers for the licences alongside the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), ahead of FSO designation.

This consultation is intended to be read alongside the joint DESNZ and Ofgem ‘Proposal for a Future System Operator’ and ‘FSO Second policy consultation and update’ consultations.

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