Code Administrators Code of Practice

06 April 2020

Please be informed that BEIS has published its consultation:

BEIS Consultation on the DCC's provision of an enrolment service for EDM1 and SMETS1 meters; changes to DCC, Electricity and Gas Supply Licence Conditions; and changes to the SEC, BSC and UNC:

Code Administration Code of Practice

The Joint Office is committed to operating in line with the Code Administration Code of Practice (CACoP), published by Ofgem.  Any comments on the Code of Practice or how we can better comply with this would also be very welcome at any time  - email


What is 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 and aims to provide consistency in the approach and level of service associated with Codes modification processes. 

The CACoP contains a number of key principles to facilitate consistency, convergence and transparency in code Modification processes and to help protect the interests of small market participants and consumers through various means including increased use of plain English in Change Reports.


CACoP Panel

The Chair and Secretariat services for the CACoP changes every 12 months between each Code Administrator in alphabetical order per Code. From 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, this will be the responsibility of Grid Code.  Information with regards to the CACoP Committee meetings and activities can be found via


Cross Code Engagement (Modifications affecting multiple Codes)

In order to encourage Cross Code Engagement across the industry, Code Administrators have agreed how they will support any modifications affecting two or more Codes.  This is detailed in the Code Administration Joint Working Practice available at:

The Master Registration Agreement (MRA) website also publishes a register of modifications which may have cross code impacts at: