Licence Lite (5)

MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


DD640 highlights that the "Licence Lite project began in January 2011". Your response to MQ 2015/3395 states that you now "expect to make an announcement about Licence Lite by January 2016." Why have been the main contributing factors to this programme taking five years to deliver?


Answer for Licence Lite (5)

Answer for Licence Lite (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Preliminary work on Licence Lite started in January 2011 in conjunction with LB Haringey, but the GLA Licence Lite project effectively started at the time of the licence application in March 2013. The time taken since is attributable to two factors -

       the need to construct the detailed regulatory framework with Ofgem and new market and contract relationships. This is the effect of the GLA being the lead in licence lite development;

       the GLA has to procure through the full procurement procedure the market interface services required and the electricity generating capacity. Both procurements were entirely new to the market and took longer than anticipated.