This document seeks views on amending wholesale price control arrangements with a view to enabling wholesalers to recoup relevant un-invoiced revenue for services provided to a retailer in the event of a retailer’s unplanned exit from the business retail market. It also consults on a related proposed change to the Wholesale Retail Code (WRC).
Regarding the proposed changes to wholesale price control arrangements set out in this consultation, they are intended to apply to the 11 regional water and sewerage undertakers and 6 regional water only undertakers for whom we set individual price controls. Subject to responses to this consultation we would then look to propose licence modifications and changes to the Reconciliation Rule Book to implement the proposed changes.
Regarding the proposed change to the WRC, this document is the formal consultation mechanism under section 6.3.3 of the Market Arrangements Code (MAC) for the Authority Timetabled code change to the WRC.
Where to send submissions
Please provide, to the extent you can, information and evidence to support any views.
Any response to this consultation may be sent to [email protected] with the subject ‘Proposals to deal with un-invoiced Wholesaler charges in the event of an unplanned Retailer exit’.
All responses should be submitted by 29 October 2021 at 17.00pm.