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:
- The Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) is a multi-party contract between the licensed electricity distributors, suppliers and generators to govern the use of the electricity distribution systems to transport electricity.
- The Distribution Charging Methodologies Development Group (DCMDG) is a working group for the Use of System Charging Methodologies and related topics within DCUSA, the main industry code for the electricity market.
- The Meter Asset Management Code of Practice (MAMCoP) is an assurance and certification code of practice, governing meter asset management services for primary meter installations connected to the GB gas network.
- The Smart Meter Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) is 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.
- The 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.
- The Theft Risk Assessment Service (TRAS) is a data analytics service for energy Suppliers to help assess the risk of energy theft at consumer premises and target theft investigations.