Licence Lite

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3630
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to the recent amendments made to the GLA's application to Ofgem for a junior electricity supply licence (known as 'licence lite'), when do you expect to begin selling electricity produced by London's boroughs and public bodies to other organisations?

Answer

Answer for Licence Lite

Answer for Licence Lite

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The date when the GLA will begin supplying electricity is dependent upon the dates when the current arrangements of the electricity generators for the sale of their electricity expire or can be brought to an end, we expect the first tranche generation to be available by April 2016. Those dates (which will vary from one generator to another) will be known when offers are received from the generators and terms have been successfully negotiated with the GLA. Based on those timing considerations, the objective is to commence supplies as soon as generator commitments allow.