MOSL’s former director of market engagement, Tom Notman, has founded water retail company, Olympos Water, and applied for water supply and sewerage licences to trade in the business market.
Olympos intends to provide an offering underpinned by technology and accurate meter readings, and in time to expand into multi-utility retail.
Giving notice of the licence application last week, Ofwat reported: “Olympos Water Limited’s ambition is to create a multi-utility provider that will occupy a gap in the current market, offering commercial developers an integrated network design to retail supply service. Olympos Water Limited represents the first step towards this vision with the addition of gas, electricity and telecom retail services following within a three to five year period.” Responses can be made to Ofwat until 31 August.
To date 35 retail licences have been granted including five self service licences.
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 (self service licence)
First Business Water
Whitbread (self supply)
Cocoa Cola (self supply
Blackpool Council (self supply)
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)
Berensden (self supply)
Heineken (self supply)