Welsh Water sister wins WSSL as Ofwat revokes Cobalt licence post acquisition
Ofwat has granted Welsh Water stablemate Cambrian Water, a water supply and sewerage licence (WSSL) to operate in the English business water market. The licence came into force on 22 July 2017.
In the same week the regulator gave notice of its revocation of Cobalt Water’s WSSL following the company’s acquisition on 13 July 2017 by Castle Water. Case renamed Cobalt as Castle Water (Scotland) and the former Cobalt licence is now held in that name.
The revocation will take effect from rom 24 August 2017.
WSSLs granted to date
Affinity for Business
Anglian Water Business
Clear Business Water;
Kelda Retail (Three Sixty)
Northumbrian Water Business
Severn Trent and United Utilities (Water Plus)
South Staffs Water Business
SES Business Water
Water 2 Business
Pennon Water Services
Thames Water Commercial Services was granted a licence and has
since exited the market
Advanced Demand Side Management
Invicta Water (South East Water trading as Water Choice)
Veolia Water Retail
The Water Retail Company
South East Water has been granted a sewerage licence
Greene King Brewing and Retailing has been granted a self service licence
Cobalt Water (revoked)
First Business Water
Earl’s Gate Water has won a water services self-supply licence and a sewerage services self-supply licence granted by Water Industry Commission for Scotland.