Open consultation

Reforming the energy industry codes

Summary

Government and Ofgem are seeking views on changes proposed to the energy codes governance framework.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

Many of the detailed rules that facilitate the gas and electricity markets are set out in ‘codes’ or rules governed by industry-led processes and overseen by Ofgem.

These rules need to adapt much more rapidly to enable the transition towards a more flexible energy system with net zero emissions, while minimising costs and protecting consumers.

Reforming the code governance framework could therefore better facilitate strategic changes in the sector, unlocking innovation and significant benefits to consumers.

This joint Ofgem and BEIS consultation seeks views on our proposals for reforming the code governance framework.

Energy codes review workshops September 2019

We will hold 2 identical workshops on these proposed reforms (invitation attached to page).

Venues and dates

  • Monday 2 September: BEIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, SW1H 0ET, 1pm to 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 4 September: Birmingham Repertory Theatre (Room 101), Broad Street, Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EP, 1pm to 4.15pm
  • we may also hold a webinar in the same week if there is enough interest

Deadline to apply for places

Please contact codereform@beis.gov.uk by 20 August: 1 response per organisation, providing names, job titles, preferred event or webinar.

Depending on the level of interest, we may restrict places at the events to 1 or 2 per organisation.

Please copy responses to the consultation to both BEIS and Ofgem

We would be grateful if you could copy your responses to both bodies:

Code Reform - Electricity Systems Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Abbey 1, 3rd Floor,
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Email: codereform@beis.gov.uk

Ofgem
Industry Code and Licensing Team
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets
10 South Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London, E14 4PU

Email: industrycodes@ofgem.gov.uk

See details of the joint government and Ofgem Energy Network Codes Review.

Documents

Reforming the energy industry codes: impact assessment

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Invitation to September 2019 workshops

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Ways to respond

Complete a response form and either

Email to:

code.reform@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

Electricity Systems Team
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Abbey 1, 3rd floor
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 22 July 2019
Last updated 9 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Details of consultation workshops September 2019 announced.
  2. First published.