The Significant Code Review (SCR) mechanism is designed to facilitate complex and significant changes to the codes that energy companies are required to abide by. It enables Ofgem to to undertake a review of a code-based issue and play a leading role in facilitating code changes through a review process.
The Gas Security of Supply SCR focuses on measures to enhance security of gas supply by reducing the likelihood, severity and duration of a Gas Deficit Emergency (a period when the supply of available gas is not sufficient to meet GB demand).
Gas SCR proposals include increasing the incentives on shippers to avoid an emergency, encouraging voluntary demand side response, and ensuring that consumers are paid appropriately if their gas supply is interrupted in an emergency.
As part of our Gas Security of Supply Significant Code Review we have held a number of stakeholder engagement events.