Code Administration Code of Practice (CACoP)
The CACoP was developed by code administrators and users as a result of Ofgem’s code governance review. It aims to make the code modification process more transparent and help protect the interests of small market participants.
You can find the current draft of the CACoP on the Ofgem website.
CACoP Chair and Secretariat
The Chair and Secretariat services for the CACoP change every 12 months, rotating between each code administrator in alphabetical order for each code. The Grid Code was Chair and Secretariat in 2019, so from 1 January to 21 December 2020 Gemserv will be responsible for these services, as the administrators of the Independent Gas Transporters Uniform Network Code (IGT UNC). You will be able to find meeting minutes and activities on their website.
14 principles make up the Code Administration Code of Practice:
- Code Administrators shall be critical friends
- Documentation published by Code Administrators shall be in clear English
- Information will be promptly and publicly available to users
- This Code of Practice will be reviewed periodically and subject to amendment by users
- Code Administrators shall support processes which enable users to access a ‘pre-Modification’ process to discuss and develop Modifications
- The Proposer of a Modification will retain ownership of the detail of their solution
- Code Administrators will facilitate alternative solutions to issues being developed to the same degree as an original solution
- Estimates of implementation costs to central systems will be produced and consulted upon prior to a Modification being recommended for approval
- Legal text will be produced and consulted upon prior to a Modification being recommended for approval
- Modifications will be consulted upon and easily accessible to users, who will be given reasonable time to respond
- There will be flexibility for implementation, to allow proportionate deliver time and realisation of benefits
- The Code Administrators will report annually on agreed metrics
- Code Administrators will ensure cross Code coordination to progress changes efficiently where modifications impact multiple codes
- Code Administrators shall support prospective energy innovators
CACoP Survey Results
The CACoP contains 14 principles to facilitate convergence and transparency in code Modification processes and to help protect the interests of small market participants and consumers.