Utility Bidder is latest energy intermediary to seek business water retail licence

Energy management and brokerage Utility Bidder has applied for a business water supply and sewerage licence (WSSL).

The company is seeking to offer water, sewerage and trade effluent services to “complement its well-established energy management and brokerage services.”

According to Utility Bidder: “Customers will benefit from a multi-utility service focussed on a renowned level of customer service and expertise in delivering cost savings.”

The application was, including self-supply licences, the 32nd, since the market opened in April last year with 27 in play.

WSSLs granted to date

Affinity for Business

Anglian Water Business

Castle Water

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

Business Stream

Pennon Water Services

Regent Water

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


Advanced Demand Side Management

Peel Water


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

Cambrian Water

Marston’s (self-supply)

First Business Water

Whitbread (self supply)

Yü 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.

Cobalt Water (revoked)

Outstanding applications

Real Water

Tor Water

Cocoa Cola (self supply)

Utility Bidder