Code Governance Review

Many of the technical and commercial rules and obligations that govern participation in Great Britain’s gas and electricity sector are set out in a series of multilateral codes and agreements.

Typically, network operators are obliged under their licences to put these codes in place.  Each code is designed to be capable of modification with the network operators, the signatories to the code and, in some cases, Consumer Focus and other interested parties about to raise modifications. The rules governing how these proposals must be assessed vary from code to code.

Both individually and collectively, the codes significantly impact on the shape and development of the gas and electricity sectors and, by extension on our ability to deliver competitive markets that best protect the consumer interest.

Our Code Governance Review project sought to improve the governance arrangements of these codes and reduce fragmentation. The first phase of this review implemented changes primarily to the gas Uniform Network Code, the Electricity Balancing and Settlement Code and the Connection Use of System Code. The second phase sought to extend the Code Governance Review outcomes to other industry codes and agreements.

 

Publications and updates

  • Published: 14th Jun 2016
  • Decisions, Guidance
  • 18 Associated documents
This letter and the associated appendices contain the licence modifications to reflect our Code Governance Review (Phase 3) Final Proposals.

  • Published: 9th Jun 2016
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This document sets out the next steps in relation to code administration reporting metrics and performance surveys discussed in our Code Governance Review (Phase 3) Final Proposals

  • Published: 10th May 2016
  • Decisions
  • 0 Associated documents
See our comments on responses to this consultation and amendments to the licence drafting, published alongside a further statutory consultation.

  • Published: 10th May 2016
  • Closed: 7th Jun 2016
  • Consultations and responses
  • 26 Associated documents
Statutory consultation on proposed licence modifications related to our Code Governance Review (Phase 3) Final Proposals.

  • Published: 31st Mar 2016
  • Closed: 28th Apr 2016
  • Consultations and responses
  • 28 Associated documents
Consultation on licence modifications related to our Code Governance Review (Phase 3) Final Proposals.

  • Published: 31st Mar 2016
  • Closed: 28th Apr 2016
  • Consultations and responses
  • 19 Associated documents
Consultation on code administration reporting metrics and performance surveys.

  • Published: 31st Mar 2016
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
This document sets out our final proposals for code governance reform

  • Published: 9th Dec 2015
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 4 Associated documents
View our presentations from the Code Administrator's Workshop.

  • Published: 23rd Oct 2015
  • Closed: 18th Dec 2015
  • Consultations and responses
  • 35 Associated documents
This document sets out our initial proposals for code governance reform.

  • Published: 26th Jun 2015
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations, Open letters and correspondence
  • 3 Associated documents
Slides for code governance review workshop.

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