Fuel Security Code

The Fuel Security Code is used to help minimise the impact of an electricity or gas supply emergency


Fuel Security Code

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DECC has a number of ways to help minimise the impact of an electricity or gas supply emergency. As a primary measure, we can instruct power stations to use alternative fuel sources to generate electricity, as part of the fuel security code.

Following extensive consultation, this code was revised in October 2007. The revised code takes into account changes in the electricity market since the British Electricity Trading and Transmission Arrangements (BETTA) were introduced, and it reflects changes in the structure of the energy industry.

Published 8 February 2013