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Flick Energy Ltd- Notice of revocation of electricity supply licence

Notice of Revocation

Whereas

1. Flick Energy Ltd, (company registration number 10972000), having its registered office at 6th Floor, 49 Peter Street, Manchester, England, M2 3NG is the holder of an Electricity Supply Licence (the “Licence”) granted or treated as granted under Section 6(1)(d) of the Electricity Act 1989 (the “Act”).

2. Section 6(8) of the Act provides that a licence granted or treated as granted under the Act may be revoked in accordance with any term contained in it.

3. Paragraph 1(e) of Schedule 2 of the Licence provides that the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (the “Authority”) may at any time revoke the Licence on giving no less than 30 days’ notice to Flick Energy Ltd where it has not commenced the licensable activity within 1 year after the date on which the Licence comes into force or has ceased to supply electricity to all customers.

4. The licensee has not commenced the supply of electricity to any premises within 1 year of the Licence coming into force.

Reasons for Decision

5. The Authority has decided that the Licence should be revoked in accordance with paragraph 1(e)(i) of Schedule 2 of the Licence because the Licensee has not within 1 year after the date of the Licence grant commenced the supply of electricity to any premises within the specified area in Schedule 1.

Therefore

6. The Authority hereby gives notice that, unless the Authority otherwise directs, the Licence will be revoked with effect from 17 February 2020.

The Official seal of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority here affixed is authenticated by –

Lesley Nugent

Authorised in that behalf by the Authority

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Ofgem Consumer First Panel: Understanding consumers views on potential network access scenarios

We talked to our Consumer First Panelists to understand consumers’ views on potential network access scenarios, to ensure our policy is informed by the views of Britain’s energy consumers.

The insights from consumers, together with other evidence and analysis, has informed the development of the Access and Forward-Looking Charges: Significant Code Review.

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Applying behavioural insights to forward-looking charging reform

We undertook a literature review to summarise what is known about how small energy users (e.g. domestic and SMEs) might respond to time of use electricity prices and what tools might help them to respond. The review draws on theory from behavioural science to help predict how these users might respond and concludes with a summary of the key evidence gaps.

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Satus Energy Limited- Notice of revocation of electricity supply licence

Notice of Revocation

Whereas

1. Satus Energy Limited, (company registration number 10364172), having its registered office at Northbridge Place, Frog Island, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, LE3 5DH is the holder of an Electricity Supply Licence (the “Licence”) granted or treated as granted under Section 6(1)(d) of the Electricity Act 1989 (the “Act”).

2. Section 6(8) of the Act provides that a licence granted or treated as granted under the Act may be revoked in accordance with any term contained in it.

3. Paragraph 1(e) of Schedule 2 of the Licence provides that the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (the “Authority”) may at any time revoke the Licence on giving no less than 30 days’ notice to Satus Energy Limited where it has not commenced the licensable activity within 1 year after the date on which the Licence comes into force or has ceased to supply electricity to all customers.

4. The licensee has not commenced the supply of electricity to any premises within 1 year of the Licence coming into force.

Reasons for Decision

5. The Authority has decided that the Licence should be revoked in accordance with paragraph 1(e)(i) of Schedule 2 of the Licence because the Licensee has not within 1 year after the date of the Licence grant commenced the supply of electricity to any premises within the specified area in Schedule 1.

Therefore

6. The Authority hereby gives notice that, unless the Authority otherwise directs, the Licence will be revoked with effect from 17 February 2020.

The Official seal of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority here affixed is authenticated by –

Lesley Nugent

Authorised in that behalf by the Authority

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Subject access requests

General Data Protection Regulation

Subject access requests (SARs) under General Data Protection Regulation (2018) give an individual the right to obtain a copy of their personal data as well as other supplementary information. It helps individuals to understand how and why an organisation is using their data, and check if the organisation is doing it lawfully.

Access to personal information

What you need to provide us with:

  • a timeframe you need the information for,
  • your full name, and
  • your original signature (not needed for online and email requests).

If you would like to make a Subject Access Request please email FOI@ofgem.gov.uk (or ECO@ofgem.gov.uk if the request is related to ECO schemes) or alternatively, write to us at:

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Officer

10 South Colonnade

Canary Wharf

London

E14 4PU

You can also contact us to make a SAR request in an oral format on 020 7901 7295.

In most cases there will be no fee associated with a subject access request.

We endeavour to complete a SAR within the statutory one calendar month limit, or within three calendar months under a permitted extension, starting from the first working day after which the request was received. 

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Contacts, guidance and resources

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) will be available from 1 January 2020. Some suppliers may already have information available on their websites about their participation in the SEG.

SEG Licensees (electricity suppliers) are obligated to publish their status as a SEG Licensee where it is easily accessible, so it is assumed that Generators will be able to find this information easily.

Generators should contact SEG Licensees in the first instance for information on the SEG. 

Please visit our contacts page to find details on contacts within Ofgem.

For a full list of our publications, visit the publications library.

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Generators

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) enables small-scale low-carbon generators to receive payments from electricity suppliers for electricity exported to the National Grid, providing certain criteria are met. The SEG starts on 1 January 2020.

Which technologies are eligible for SEG?

There are five eligible low-carbon technology types. These are:

  1. Solar photovoltaic (solar PV)
  2. Wind
  3. Micro combined heat and power (CHP)
  4. Hydro
  5. Anaerobic digestion (AD)

These installations must be located in Great Britain and have a total installed capacity (TIC) of no more than 5MW, or no more than 50kW for Micro-CHP.

What other eligibility requirements are there?

In order to guarantee a tariff from a supplier, generators will need to meet the following criteria:

  • The installation will need a meter capable of measuring the electricity exported to the grid at half-hourly intervals. 
  • Solar PV, Wind and micro-CHP installations up to 50kW should be installed by a certified installer on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) or an equivalent scheme.
  • AD and Hydro installations, and Solar PV and Wind installations above 50kW should meet the same standards as those required by an MCS or equivalent scheme.
  • AD installations will need to meet sustainability criteria and feedstock restrictions, administered by Ofgem.

In addition, generators will not be entitled to SEG payments if they are receiving FIT export payments.

How do I apply?

All generators with an eligible installation will need to apply to a SEG Licensee for payment for electricity exported to the National Grid. 

Please note that there is no requirement for the SEG licensee to be the same company as your energy supplier. You can choose to use separate companies for your SEG export payments, electricity supply and your gas supply if you wish.

What tariff will I receive and how long will I receive SEG payments for?

The details of SEG payments, including the amount of money received and the length of the contract, will be determined by the supplier you apply to. However, whilst wholesale electricity prices can sometimes fall below zero, SEG licensees must always offer a tariff that remains above zero. Generators are also entitled to payments based upon actual meter readings, even if some suppliers offer deals with alternative payment models. 

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Electricity suppliers

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) requires certain licensed electricity suppliers to offer a tariff and make payment to small-scale low-carbon generators for electricity exported to the National Grid, providing certain criteria are met.

These suppliers have specific obligations under Conditions 57 and 58 of the Standard Conditions of the Electricity Supply Licences (“the SLCs”).

All licensed electricity suppliers are required to participate in declaring their SEG status on an annual basis.

Becoming an SEG Licensee

Licensed electricity suppliers are only obligated to provide SEG payments to generators if they are confirmed to be an SEG licensee.

By 14 February of each SEG year all licensed electricity suppliers must notify Ofgem whether in the next SEG Year they will be a:

  • Mandatory SEG licensee, if they have at least 150,000 domestic electricity customers as at 31 December of the immediately preceding year. These licensees are obligated to offer payment to certain eligible generators.
  • Voluntary FIT licensee, if they have fewer than 150,000 domestic electricity customers and elect to participate in the SEG arrangements.
  • Non-SEG licensee, if neither of the above apply. Non-SEG licensees can still make export payments to generators, but will not be bound by the SEG arrangements.

The status will then apply for the duration of the relevant year (1 April – 31 March) in which they enter.

Note that for the first SEG Year running for the period 1 January – 31 March 2020, Ofgem will set up a process for licensees to advise Ofgem of their status under the SEG during that year.

Need help?

We will provide guidance on the role of licensed electricity suppliers in Autumn 2019.

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Smart Export Guarantee: Contacts, guidance and resources

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) will be available from 1 January 2020. Some suppliers may already have information available on their websites about their participation in the SEG.

SEG Licensees (electricity suppliers) are obligated to publish their status as a SEG Licensee where it is easily accessible, so it is assumed that Generators will be able to find this information easily.

Generators should contact SEG Licensees in the first instance for information on the SEG. 

Please visit our contacts page to find details on contacts within Ofgem.

For a full list of our publications, visit the publications library.

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About the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

The smart export guarantee (SEG) is an obligation set by the government for licensed electricity suppliers to offer a tariff and make payment to small-scale low-carbon generators for electricity exported to the National Grid, providing certain criteria are met.

The SEG comes into force on 1 January 2020.

Who’s the SEG for?

The SEG is an opportunity for anyone who has installed one of the following technology types up to a capacity of 5MW, or up to 50kW for Micro-CHP:

  • Solar photovoltaic (solar PV)
  • Wind
  • Micro combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Hydro
  • Anaerobic digestion (AD)

These installations must be located in Great Britain.

How does the SEG work?

The SEG Licensee is required to put processes in place to pay for the electricity exported by the eligible installation and to report to Ofgem on installations under the SEG arrangements.SEG Licensees determine the rate they will pay, contract length and other terms. However, whilst wholesale electricity prices can sometimes fall below zero, SEG Licensees must always offer a tariff that remains above zero. SEG payments must be calculated by SEG Licensees using Export Meter Readings.

Need help?

Visit our page for generators if you are thinking of applying for the SEG.

If you are an electricity supplier, visit our electricity suppliers page [link].