As part of Ofgem's energy Code Governance Review a Code of Practice was developed by industry to facilitate convergence and transparency in code modification processes and to help protect the interests of small market participants and consumers through the adoption of key code administration principles.
Download the Code Administration Code of Practice.
The CACoP is for energy code administrators and users of those codes.
Code users and administrators developed the CACoP based on the principles that code administrators and code modification processes will:
- promote inclusive, accessible and effective consultation;
- be governed by processes that are transparent and easily understood;
- be administered in an impartial, objective and balanced manner;
- provide rigorous high quality analysis of any case for modification;
- be cost-effective;
- contain rules and processes that are sufficiently flexible to allow for efficient modification management; and
- be delivered in a manner that avoids unnecessary regulatory burdens.
While the CACoP sets out the principles and processes which code administrators are committed to following, code administrators must comply with the relevant code and associated licences. Where inconsistencies or conflicts exist between the relevant codes and the CACoP, the relevant code shall take precedence, though it is anticipated that - for those codes that are bound to adhere to the CACoP principles - licensees and other code parties will take all reasonable steps to ensure the two are aligned.
As part of our Code Governance Review 3 work, Code Administrators have agreed a document that sets out their joint working practices for code changes that impact across a number of codes. This document supports Principle 13 of CACoP (Code Administrators will ensure cross Code coordination to progress changes efficiently where modifications impact multiple Codes). See Code Administration Joint Working Practice.