Retail Energy Code v2.0 and Retail Code Consolidation

  • Upcoming
  • Open
  • Closed (awaiting decision)
  • Closed (with decision)

Publication date

Closing date

Industry sector

Supply and Retail Market


We are consulting on the schedules to the Retail Energy Code (REC) that enable retail code consolidation. This involves merging content from the Master Registration Agreement (MRA) and the Supply Point Administration Agreement (SPAA), and Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) content regarding metering agents into the REC. In addition to that, we are consolidating a number of metering codes of practice in the REC and bringing the Green Deal provisions into the REC. Some of the changes we are making require changes to other codes, which we are also consulting on here.  

We are also consulting on the REC Technical Specification, including the Data Specification that will underpin the new Energy Market Architecture Repository (EMAR). 

We would like views from parties to the affected codes, codes of practice and agreements, as well as people with an interest in the specific codes or more broadly in code governance. We also welcome responses from consumer groups. While we would further welcome responses from other stakeholders and the public, large proportions of this consultation are highly technical in their nature and will require some prior understanding of the technical detail and the context of retail energy codes. 

Note: The Unbilled Energy Code of Practice has been included here for consultation. However, it has not been published on our website as the current Theft Codes of Practice are restricted for viewing by DCUSA and SPAA parties only. Appendix 1 of the main consultation document therefore provides links to where DCUSA and SPAA parties may access the Unbilled Energy Code of Practice via the DCUSA and SPAA websites.