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: 24th Jul 2009
  • Closed: 18th Sep 2009
  • Consultations and responses
  • 26 Associated documents
In this document we present initial proposals for conducting major policy reviews and introducing self-governance to the industry codes.

  • Published: 24th Jul 2009
  • Closed: 18th Sep 2009
  • Consultations and responses
  • 26 Associated documents
Consultation on improvements to the operation of the industry codes panels and the role of the code administrators, in order to increase transparancy, accountability and the assistance offered to smaller participants and consumer representatives

  • Published: 16th Jun 2009
  • Closed: 29th Jul 2009
  • Consultations and responses
  • 13 Associated documents
Consultation on proposed Licence changes that would clarify the requirement for industry to assess whenever relevant, the greenhouse gas impacts a code modification would have, if implemented, against the economic and efficient operation of the system.

  • Published: 20th Mar 2009
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This table sets out the indicative timelines for consultations, open letter, etc of each work-strand related to the Code Governance Review.

  • Published: 17th Feb 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
Code Governance Review - Ofgem Workshop - Wed 11 Feb 2009 - National Grid presentation.

  • Published: 17th Feb 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
Code Governance Review - Ofgem Workshop - Wed 11 Feb 2009 - Centrica presentation.

  • Published: 17th Feb 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
See the introduction to the Code Governance Review - Ofgem workshop.

  • Published: 17th Feb 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
Code Governance Review - Ofgem Workshop - Wed 11 Feb 2009 - JO presentation.

  • Published: 17th Feb 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents

  • Published: 17th Feb 2009
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
See the ConsumerFirst presentation - Code Governance Review - Ofgem workshop.

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