Future System Operator: draft licences

E3G submission to the UK government's consultation

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Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, viewed over residential buildings from Long Eaton railway station in England. Photo by Matt Buck on flickr. 

Government and Ofgem previously set out a commitment to create a Future System Operator (FSO), as an expert, impartial body with responsibilities across both the electricity and gas systems, to drive progress towards net zero while maintaining energy security and minimising costs for consumers.

This response provides comments to the two proposed draft licences which would be held by the FSO. Specifically, an Electricity System Operator (ESO) licence and Gas System Planner (GSP) licence, which will be granted (or treated as granted) once the Secretary of State designates the FSO under the Energy Bill.

Read our full consultation response here


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