These are conditions that all licences may contain. A generation, transmission or distribution licence may include conditions, for example, that require the licensee to pay us for granting the licence; prevent the licensee from engaging in anti-competitive behaviour; and compel the licensee to adhere to our decisions, orders, direction and determinations.
These are conditions that are specific to particular types of licences. Some examples of special conditions that are contained in different licences are as follows:
Generation licenses include a condition requiring the generator to sell the electricity it generates only to a person holding a transmission license;
Transmission license include a condition requiring the holder to forecast future electricity demand, to plan for the development of the transmission system and to procure the development of new generation plant to meet reasonable forecast demand
Distribution licenses include a condition requiring the licensee to publish codes of practice in relation to consumer issues, containing provisions that we consider necessary for the protection of consumers. As indicated above, you should refer to the SLEA for a wider list of the general and special conditions that licences can be expected to contain. You should be aware that when deciding whether to grant licences, we may also consider whether to include additional conditions, depending on the circumstances.