Security and Quality of Supply Standard (SQSS)

The Security and Quality of Supply Standard sets out the criteria and methodology for planning and operating the National Electricity Transmission System (NETS).

As the code administrator for the SQSS, we maintain the code and oversee any proposed changes to them, along with other transmission licensees.. All changes have to be reviewed by the SQSS review panel or by Ofgem.

For more information about the code, please contact [email protected].

You can subscribe to the SQSS mailing list here.

Modification Tracker

Modification Tracker

Our Modification Tracker gives you the very latest detail on current modifications for each of the four codes. It includes the purpose of the modification and the stakeholders it affects, as well as Panel comments on prioritisation, and where it is in the review process.

This Modification Tracker will be published on a monthly basis on the 7th calendar day of the month or the next working day where the 7th is a non-working day.

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Standing Groups

Standing groups give interested industry people the opportunity to discuss issues relating to electricity codes in more detail. Issues could relate to one or more of the codes, including the SQSS.

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Frequency Risk and Control Report (FRCR)

The Frequency Risk and Control Report includes an assessment of the magnitude, duration and likelihood of transient frequency deviations, forecast impact and the cost of securing the system and confirms which risks will or will not be secured operationally.

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With the energy industry taking confident steps towards a net-zero carbon operation, the NETS SQSS should adapt to facilitate this significant change. To achieve this, the ESO RIIO-2 business plan includes a targeted review of the NETS SQSS to enhance some areas where a few issues have been raised by stakeholders.

SQSS Review Consultation