Consultation on proposed modifications to Condition 5 of electricity generation licences

Closed 31 Aug 2022

Opened 3 Aug 2022


Today we have published a consultation on proposed modifications to Condition 5 (‘Security arrangements’) of all electricity generation (including ‘DSU generation’ licences) to include a requirement for a specified quantity of secondary fuel to be available to support situations when there may be a risk to security of supply.

The modifications are proposed to be included in all electricity generation licences (in order to standardise content) but will only apply to thermal generators which (will) have the ability to run on more than one fuel.

The UR welcomes any comments on the proposed generation licence modifications within this consultation.

Why your views matter

Please send your views to us by 5pm on the 31st August 2022.

  • Copies of all documents will be made available in large print, Braille, audio cassette and a variety of relevant minority languages if required.
  • Your response may be made public by the Utility Regulator. If you do not want all or part of your response or name made public, please state this clearly in the response by marking your response as ‘CONFIDENTIAL’
  • If you want other information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please be aware that, under the FOIA, there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals, amongst other things, with obligations of confidence. In view of this, it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential
  • Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes (these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA)).
  • As stated in the GDPR  Privacy Statement for consumers and stakeholders, any personal data contained within your response will be deleted once the matter being consulted on has been concluded though the substance of the response may be retained.


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