About industry codes
Industry codes underpin the electricity and gas wholesale and retail markets. Licensees are required to maintain, become party to, or comply with the industry codes in accordance with the conditions of their licence.
The table below lists the industry codes and their administrators.
The Code Administrators have developed a Central Modifications Register which details all current modifications across the codes. This spreadsheet is managed by the Code Administrators and updated by them monthly.
We publish our decisions relevant to each code in Industry code publications: code decisions and notices.
|Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC)||Electricity||Elexon||www.elexon.co.uk|
|Connection Use of System Code (CUSC)||Electricity||
National Grid ESO
|Distribution Use of System Agreement (DCUSA)||Electricity||Electralink||www.dcusa.co.uk|
|Master Registration Agreement||Electricity||Gemserv||www.mrasco.com|
|Grid Code||Electricity||National Grid ESO||https://www.nationalgrideso.com/industry-information/codes|
|Distribution Code||Electricity||Energy Networks Association||www.dcode.org.uk|
|System Operator - Transmission Operator Code (STC)||Electricity||National Grid ESO|
|Uniform Network Code (UNC)||Gas||Joint Office of Gas Transporters||www.gasgovernance.co.uk|
|Independent Gas Transporter UNC (iGT UNC)||Gas||Gemserv||www.igt-unc.co.uk|
|Supply Point Administration Agreement (SPAA)||Gas||Electralink||www.spaa.co.uk|
|Smart Energy Code (SEC)||Gas and Electricity||SECAS||www.smartenergycodecompany.co.uk|
|Retail Energy Code (REC)||Gas and Electricity||REC||https://www.retailenergycode.co.uk/|
In addition to the codes
- Distribution Network Operators are required to provide a Data Transfer Service (DTS) to facilitate the electronic transfer of certain industry data - for more information see the Electralink DTS website.
- Energy suppliers that supply homes or microbusinesses are required to comply with the smart meter installation code of practice (SMICoP) - for more information see the SMICOP website.
- Xoserve Limited provides a range of services to support the GB gas industry, for example billing services and managing and booking of capacity. Further information on the services is available on the Xoserve website.
- GDAA - In addition to the above, certain electricity suppliers are also required to accede to the Green Deal Arrangements Agreement.