About technical standards

There are a number of technical codes and standards that licensees are required to have in force and comply with.

These include:

  • the Grid Code
  • the System Operator Transmission Owner Code
  • the Distribution Code
  • the GB Security and Quality of Supply Standard
  • the Distribution System Planning Standard.

To view all publications that relate to the governance of the industry codes and the Code Administrators Code of Practice (CACoP) you can visit our Industry Code Publications area.

Under certain circumstances, we may issue a direction to a licensee relieving it of its obligations to comply with a specified part of these obligations. These directions are generally referred to as derogations.

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