Consultation on proposed licence condition modification for Energy Theft Code of Practice

31 July 2018


The Utility Regulator has today published a consultation on proposed licence modifications to implement the Energy Theft Code of Practice. The proposed modification applies to electricity and gas distribution and supply licences.  

The objective of the Energy Theft Code of Practice is to provide transparency on the obligations on electricity and gas network operators and suppliers to work together to establish and implement detailed and best-practice industry procedures to prevent, detect, investigate and manage the outcome of investigation into energy theft.

As set out in our decision paper, published in March 2018, we consider that the best approach to achieving this objective is to place a licence condition on licensees to comply with the Energy Theft Code of Practice.

We are required by law to consult and give notice to the relevant licensees of our intention to introduce licence modifications. Legal notices for each licence type are set out below.

We welcome industry and other stakeholder views and comments on the proposals set out in this consultation paper. The consultation period will close at 5pm on 31 August 2018.

Please send responses by post to:

Richard Hume, Utility Regulator, Queens House, 14 Queen Street, Belfast BT1 6ED

or by email to:

Copies of our documents can be made available in large print, Braille, audio cassette and a variety of relevant minority languages if required.