The I&C Shippers and Suppliers Group, or ICoSS, was created in 2009 to provide independent non-domestic suppliers with a forum to discuss developments in the gas & power retails sector that were of common interest. Since its inception, the level of interaction required in market developments has increased significantly and so ICoSS has played an increasingly important role in ensuring that its members can influence and shape industry initiatives from Government, the Regulator and domestic suppliers. The profile of ICoSS has also substantially increased and is seen as representing the views of non-domestic suppliers in retail matters as a collective body.
Today ICoSS has over a dozen members, who collectively supply three-quarters of the gas needs of the non-domestic sector as well as half of the electricity provided by non-domestic independent suppliers. Membership is open to all organisations that do not have a large domestic supply business.