Whoop Energy Ltd: Final Order

Orders
  • Open - Decision Proposed - Confirm Final Order
  • Decision Proposed – Revoke Final Order
  • Final Order issued
  • Notice to rectify
  • Notice to revoke licence
  • Closed

Publication date

Industry sector

Supply and Retail Market

Licence type

Electricity Supply Licence

On 1 October 2021, the Authority published its notice of proposal to issue a Final Order (FO) on Whoop Energy Ltd under Section 25(1) of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA89).

The particular behaviour of concern giving rise to the proposed FO was that Whoop Energy Ltd failed to meet its Renewables Obligations (RO), by failing to produce Renewables Obligation Certificates to the Authority by 1 September 2021, or to make payments as an alternative by 31 August 2021, sufficient to discharge its RO.

Whoop Energy Ltd subsequently failed to provide robust assurances that it could and would be in a position to make the necessary late payment, including applicable interest, by the late payment deadline of 31 October 2021.

No representations were received in relation to the Notice of Proposal.

The FO requires Whoop Energy Ltd to make a payment to the Authority in full settlement of its RO for the obligation period of 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, in the sum of £56,306.25, plus accrued interest, by no later than 31 October 2021.

Therefore, on 28 October 2021, the Authority made the FO, pursuant to section 25(1) of the EA89, requiring Whoop Energy Ltd to:

  • make a payment to the Authority in full settlement of its RO, for the obligation period of 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, in the sum of £27,527.50 plus accrued interest by no later than 31 October 2021;
  • make a payment to the Authority in full settlement of its ROS, for the obligation period of 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, in the sum of £28,778.75 plus accrued interest by no later than 31 October 2021; and
  • notify the Authority by email to megan.pickard@ofgem.gov.uk and marcus.clubb@ofgem.gov.uk of such payment(s) immediately after they have been made.

The Authority set out its reasons for making the FO in a Notice of reasons pursuant to Section 49A(1)(f) and 49A(2) of the EA89 dated 28 October 2021.