Non-profit Glas Cymru arm pitches for retail licences in England and Wales

Two more additions to the list of applicants for a water and sewerage include a subsidiary of the not-for-profit parent company of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. The other applicant is demand-side energy and water services provider ADSM.

Glas Cymru subsidiary, Cambrian Utilities, has applied for a retail licence for England and Wales. If the application is successful it would be able to supply water only to consumer with an annual demand of 50Ml or more in Wales and compete in the English non-domestic retail market from April.

Glas will have the benefit of not having to go through the extraction of Dwr Cymru from retail and its not-for-profit status could offer a marketing opportunity for Cambrian in the English market. "Not having shareholders could be a USP for Cambrian," said a Glas spokesman.

ADSM has applied for a water and sewerage supply licence in England. It said its application was “a natural progression to the existing business model which is based on demand management services.

The full list of applicants and companies that have been awarded a WSSL is available here.