What is the Code Administration Code of Practice?
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 and 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:
As required by SEC Section C7.2, SECAS must comply with the principles set out in the CACoP.
The CACoP document is available to download from this page. 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 Q4 2016 (covering October – December 2016) for modifications to the SEC. The table shows that 10 Modification Proposals were raised during the fourth quarter. As the majority of modifications are in the very early stages of progression, the data against many of the measurement areas are zero..
Number of modifications raised in the period (Any modifications with alternatives should just be counted as 1:
Authority Consent – Non-urgent
Authority Consent –Urgent
Self-governance - Urgent
Number of modifications withdrawn in the period (Any modifications with alternatives should just be counted as 1):
Number of modifications submitted to the Authority for decision in the period (include the number of alternatives submitted in the second box):
Number of final industry decisions on modification in the period (include the number of alternatives submitted in the second box):
Fast track self-governance
Number of reports ‘sent back’ by the Authority in the period (include the number of alternates in the second box):
Number of modifications implemented in the period:
Number 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:
Number of consultations to non-urgent modification, which closed in the period, that had a consultation period of less than 15 business days
Number of consultations to urgent modifications which closed in the period, that had a consultation period of less than 5 business days
Authority Consent – Urgent
Number of modifications which had their final vote in the period, for which legal text was not available in the final consultation
Number of new parties who have acceded to the code in the period
Number of times assistance was requested with access and engagement to code and the modification process in the period
Number of respondents to Authority Consent modification consultations which closed in the period (this includes any consultation raised at any point during the modification cycle:
Number of respondents to Self-governance modification consultation which closed in the period (this includes any consultations raised at any point during the modification cycle):
Number 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:
Number of modifications, implemented in the period, where the central system implementation costs were zero:
Number 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 cost
Greater than or equal to 10% LESS than the advised implementation cost