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CACoP

As part of Ofgem’s Code Governance Review, the Code Administration Code of Practice (CACoP) was established. The CACoP is a cross energy industry code document that aims to provide consistency in the approach and level of service associated with Code modification processes.

It contains 13 principles to facilitate convergence and transparency in Code modification processes, and to help protect the interests of small market participants and consumers through various means, including more plain English in Modification reports.

What are the principles?

The 13 CACoP principles are summarised below:

  1. Code Administrators shall be critical friends;
  2. Documentation published by Code Administrators shall be in clear English;
  3. Information will be promptly and publicly available to users;
  4. The CACoP will be reviewed periodically and subject to amendment by users;
  5. Code Administrators shall support processes which enable users to access a ‘pre-Modification’ process to discuss and develop Modifications;
  6. A proposer of a Modification will retain ownership of the detail of their solution;
  7. Code Administrators will facilitate alternative solutions to issues being developed to the same degree as an original solution;
  8. Estimates of implementation costs to central systems will be produced and consulted upon prior to a Modification being recommended for approval;
  9. Legal text will be produced and consulted upon prior to a Modification being recommended for approval;
  10. Modifications will be consulted upon and easily accessible to users, who will be given reasonable time to respond;
  11. There will be flexibility for implementation, to allow proportionate delivery times and realisation of benefits;
  12. The Code Administrators will report annually on agreed metrics; and
  13. Code Administrators will ensure cross Code coordination to progress changes efficiently where Modifications impact multiple Codes.

As required by SEC Section C7.2, SECAS must comply with the principles set out in the CACoP.

The CACoP document and asosiated documents are available to download below. Further information on the CACoP can be found on Ofgem’s website.

The SEC Modification Process and the CACoP’s Key Performance Indicator measures

Principle 12 of the CACoP requires Code Administrators to report annually on a number of agreed metrics relating to the progression of Modifications through each Codes’ modification process.

The following table provides the metrics for Q2 2018 (covering April – June 2018) for modifications to the SEC. The table shows that 7 Modification Proposals were raised during the second quarter. As the majority of modifications are in the very early stages of progression, the data against many of the measurement areas are zero.

Metric No.DescriptionMeasurement areaNumbers 
Area: General
1Number of modifications raised in the period (Any modifications with alternatives should just be counted as 1:Authority Consent – Non-urgent5
Authority Consent –Urgent0
Self-governance2
Fast-Track self-governance0
Self-governance - Urgent0
2Number of modifications withdrawn in the period (Any modifications with alternatives should just be counted as 1):Authority Consent – Non-urgent1
Authority Consent –Urgent0
Self-governance0
Fast-Track self-governance0
Self-governance - Urgent0
Alternates
3Number of modifications submitted to the Authority for decision in the period (include the number of alternatives submitted in the second box):Non-urgent00
Urgent00
Alternates
4Number of final industry decisions on modification in the period (include the number of alternatives submitted in the second box):Self-governance00
Fast track self-governance0
Self-governance - Urgent0
Alternates
5Number of reports ‘sent back’ by the Authority in the period (include the number of alternates in the second box):Non-urgent00
Urgent00
6Number of modifications implemented in the period:3
Area: Consultation
7Number of consultations which closed in the period for the following types of modifications this includes any consultation raised at any point during the modification cycle, and any modifications with alternates should be counted as 1:Authority Consent – Non-urgent3
Authority Consent –Urgent0
Self-governance4
Fast-Track self-governance0
Self-governance - Urgent0
8Number of consultations to  non-urgent  modification, which closed in the period, that had a consultation period of  less than 15 business daysAuthority Consent0
Self-governance0
Fast-track self-governance0
9Number of consultations to  urgent modifications which closed in the period, that had a consultation period of  less than 5 business daysAuthority Consent – Urgent0
Self-governance - Urgent0
10Number of modifications which had their final vote in the period, for which legal text  was not  available in the final consultationAuthority Consent – Non-urgent0
Authority Consent –Urgent0
Self-governance0
Fast-Track self-governance0
Self-governance - Urgent0
Area: Engagement
11Number of new parties who have acceded to the code in the period23
12Number of times assistance was requested with access and engagement to code and the modification process in the period3899
13Number of respondents to Authority Consent modification consultations which closed in the period (this includes any consultation raised at any point during the modification cycle:Minimum7
Mean8
Median8
Maximum10
14Number of respondents to Self-governance modification consultation which closed in the period (this includes any consultations raised at any point during the modification cycle):Minimum1
Mean8
Median8
Maximum14
Area: Costs
15Number of modifications which had their final vote in the period, for which an estimation of the central system implementation costs  was not  available in the final consultation:Authority Consent – Non-urgent0
Authority Consent –Urgent0
Self-governance0
Fast-Track self-governance0
Self-governance - Urgent0
16Number of modifications, implemented in the period, where the central system implementation costs were zero:0
17Number of modifications, implemented in the period where the central system implementation costs were more or less than the advised prior to the final industry vote:Greater than or equal to 10%  MORE  than the advised implementation cost0
Greater than or equal to 10%  LESS  than the advised implementation cost0

*Under the SEC Modification Process, for Modifications that are not Fast-Track Modifications or subject to Self-Governance, the SEC Change Board provide the final recommendation to the Authority.

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