As part of Ofgem's Code Governance Review, the Code Administrator Code of Practice (CACoP) was established which aims to provide a consistent approach and level of service across associated Industry Codes. The Code of Practice contains 14 principles to facilitate convergence and transparency in Code Modification processes and to help protect the interests of small market participants and consumers.
The Chair and Secretariat services for the CACoP changes every 12 months, with each Code Administrator being appointed in alphabetical order per Code. From 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, this will be the responsibility of National Grid on behalf of Grid Code.
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 delivery time and realisation of benefits
The Code Administrators will report annually on an agreed metrics
Code Administrators will ensure cross-Code co-ordination to progress changes efficiently where Modifications impact multiple Codes
Code Administrators shall support prospective energy innovators.