WSSL update as Regent joins list of those granted licence.

Gas supply company subsidary, Regent Water, has been granted a water and sewerage supply licence taking the total number of licenced retailers to 16.

They are:

Affinity for Business

Anglian Water Business

Castle Water

Clear Business Water;

Kelda Retail (Three Sixty)

Northumbrian Water Business (Wave)

Severn Trent and United Utilities,(Water Plus)

South Staffs Water Business

SES Business Water

Water 2 Business

Business Stream

Cobalt Water

Pennon Water Services

Regent Water

Thames Water Commercial Services was granted a licence and has since exited the market


South East Water Choice has been granted a sewerage licence

Eight applications are outstanding. They are:

Water Choice South East (through its Invicta Water subsidiary)

The Water Retail Company;

Cambrian Utilities

Advanced Demand Side Management

Peel Water



Anglian Water Business has applied to Ofwat to add wholesale and supplementary authorisations to the retail authorisations it already holds within its Water Supply and Sewerage Licence. The company explained it is seeking to replicate the right it already holds under its Combined Water Supply Licence to put water into an undertaker’s system, as well as the right to retail to customers, given its current licence will be withdrawn once the new regime kicks in in April. Anglian Water Business commented it had “already applied and received its retail authorisation and we are applying for the wholesale authorisation to maintain the equivalent of the licence we hold today”.