The utility markets are increasingly competitive and constantly evolving, requiring significant interaction between industry parties, regulators, policy makers and increasingly consumers. To make these interactions work, agreements and codes need to be in place. These are the industry ‘rule books’, which are there to ensure that markets work efficiently and all parties have access to a level playing field.
A central challenge within Governance is that as the market evolves and changes, so must the codes and agreements. This process of change itself needs to be managed in a structured, transparent and cost-effective way that is fair to everyone.
We already provide essential support services and change management to the following codes and agreements:
- Supply Point Administration Agreement (SPAA) – sets out the inter-operational arrangements between gas suppliers and transporters in the UK retail market, and provides a robust agreement to enable the flow of gas within the industry. Click here to view or download the SPAA Case study.
- Meter Asset Management Code of Practice (MAMCoP) – an assurance and certification code of practice, governing meter asset management services for primary meter installations connected to the GB gas network. Click here to view or download the MAMCoP case study.
- Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) – a multi-party contract between the licensed electricity distributors, suppliers and generators to govern the use of the electricity distribution systems to transport electricity. Click here to view or download the DCUSA case study.
- Distribution Charging Methodology Forum (DCMF) – a forum that allows for the development of charging methodologies that are defined and governed through DCUSA; and
- Smart Meter Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) – a consumer-focused code of practice that specifies the minimum standards for energy suppliers to follow in relation to the customer-facing aspects of the installation of Smart Metering Systems. Click here to view or download the SMICoP case study.