Whistleblowing for energy sector employees

What is a whistleblower

You may be an external whistleblower if you:

  • do not work for Ofgem
  • work in the electricity or gas industry
  • want to disclose information about the activities of companies or individuals in the industry to raise a concern about wrongdoing, risk or malpractice that you are aware of through your work

Protections for whistleblowers

We welcome information from whistleblowers, and would encourage you to contact us if you wish to raise a concern.

The Employment Rights Act (ERA) 1996 as amended by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) came into force on 2 July 1999 and is commonly referred to as the whistleblowing legislation.

The PIDA creates a framework to allow individuals in the private and public sectors to make disclosures of information which is in the public interest, by giving them protection from victimisation or from being subject to a detriment by their employer.

We are designated by PIDA to receive disclosures about the gas and electricity industry and we take information provided by whistleblowers seriously.

We treat all disclosures made under this Whistleblowing guidance sensitively, and will protect the identity of the individual making an allegation wherever possible. However, in certain circumstances we may be required to reveal identity, where we are required to by law.

Who to tell

You can contact us in one of the following ways:

Email: whistle@ofgem.gov.uk


Whistleblowing Desk

Consumer Affairs

10 South Colonnade

Canary Wharf


E14 4PU

Phone: 020 7901 7121 (please note, calls may be recorded)

Further information

Get details about how to whistleblow on energy companies we regulate in our whistleblowing guidance.

Read our whistleblowing annual reports about the disclosures we receive each year.