You will need this authorisation if you intend to engage in the retail sale of energy (electricity or gas). Retailer authorisations are normally required where:
- the seller's core business is the sale of energy
- the seller's primary relationship with its customers is the sale of energy and the seller has no other, or an otherwise minor, relationship with the customer (for example, it does not also have a landlord / tenant relationship)
- the seller intends to sell to many customers and/or sell a large volume of energy.