Standing groups

Standing groups give industry participants the opportunity to discuss issues relating to electricity codes in further detail. These issues may be relevant to one or more of the codes.

Balancing services standing group (BSSG)

The balancing services standing group (BSSG) reviews the contractual arrangements for the procurement of balancing services in the balancing and settlement code (BSC).

The group considers potential developments to the provision of balancing services regarding:

  • procurement;
  • charging principles and contracting; and
  • contracting.

BSSG documents

Annotated BSSG Terms of Reference
BSSG Report to the CUSC Modifications Panel
BSSG Terms of Reference
BSSG Terms of Reference
Continuous Acceptance Duration Limit (CADL) - Proforma
Continuous Acceptance Duration Limit (CADL) - Proforma(1)
National Grid Reactive Power Compliance Monitoring letter
Reactive Power Offshore and the Commercial Arrangements – Consultation
Charging user group (ChUG)

The STC charging user group (ChUG) reviews transmission owner charging methodologies and how they affect end users. They also discuss the impact of current and developing charging policies.

ChUG documents

For meeting-specific documents, please refer to the 'Meeting docs' tab of the STC page.

Commercial balancing services group (CBSG)

The commercial balancing services group (CBSG) provides a focal point for balancing service providers and industry participants to discuss areas for development within commercial balancing services.

CBSG documents

Terms of Reference
CUSC governance standing group (GSG)
Grid code development forum (GCDF)

The grid code development forum (GCDF) facilitates technical discussion of grid code-related issues between us and interested industry participants. Here you will find the proposals for this new forum and details related to forthcoming meetings. 

To align the approaches between the grid code review panel and workgroups, the grid code development forum will be aligned to take place on a single day. 

GCDF meeting documents

For meeting-specific documents, please refer to the 'Meeting docs' tab of the Grid Code page.

Joint European stakeholder group (JESG)
Joint planning committee (JPC)

The STC Joint Planning Committee coordinates investment planning and production of the Electricity Ten Year Statement between STC parties.

JPC documents

For meeting-specific documents, please refer to the 'Meeting docs' tab of the STC page.

Past standing groups

CUSC Issues Standing Group (CISG)

We set up the CUSC Issues Standing Group (CISG) under the governance of the CUSC Panel. There are a number of other standing groups under the CUSC such as the Transmission Charging Methodologies Forum (TCMF); Governance Standing Group (GSG); Balancing Services Standing Group and the Commercial Balancing Services Group (CBSG).  

The objective of the CISG was to provide a forum where interested parties can raise general issues with the CUSC that are not covered by any of the other groups established under the CUSC. These issues could cover changes, for example, to general rights and obligations, User Commitment (pre and post connection liabilities and securities), general credit and security requirements and cross-code issues affecting the CUSC.  The Standing Group's aim was to consider and develop well-formed CUSC Modification Proposals to be taken forward by individual CUSC parties or by National Grid, and to coordinate and time proposals so that all industry parties were better able to resource CUSC workgroups. The intention was to be to run this group adjacent to TCMF to minimise travel for those who would attend both meetings. 

The actions of this Standing Group in no way restricted the right of an individual CUSC party to raise a CUSC modification proposal at any time in accordance with the rules outlined in the CUSC. 

The Terms of Reference and material discussed are provided here.

Cross Codes Electricity Forum (CCEF)

We ran this forum in partnership with Elexon and ElectraLink. We gave four reasons for attendance.

Reduce your resource burden: Multiple codes, multiple changes. Monitoring what’s going on takes time and effort. We’ll take the work out of keeping up with code changes. Come to our Cross-Codes Electricity Forum and experience a “one-stop shop” for BSC, CUSC, Grid Code and DCUSA change information. We’ll tell you what’s happening, what’s about to happen and why. Best of all, it’s free. And if you can’t afford to travel, you don’t need to leave your desk. Use our webinar to see and hear the presentations and ask us questions.

See the wood, not the trees: No jargon, no pages of detail. Just the key information you need now, in plain English. Go straight to the heart of the matter and learn where things fit into the bigger picture. Learn quickly what impacts you.

Get your questions answered: Got a burning question about a change? Confused by the change process? Ask us anything you like in an informal, face-to-face environment.

Know how, when and why to get involved: Learn about forthcoming and current consultations, and why your views matter.

The forum was held at ELEXON's offices in London every other month.  For more information, including presentations from previous forums and meeting dates, and to register your interest, please see the Elexon website.

European Code Coordination Application Forum (ECCAF)

European Code Coordination Application Forum (ECCAF) was a Standing Group of the GB Codes Panels coordinating the application of European Network Code Requirements to GB Codes.   ECCAF was replaced in 2015 by the Joint European Stakeholder Group.  

Following a process launched by DECC and Ofgem in January 2015, it was decided to merge ECCAF, the Joint European Standing Group and the DECC-Ofgem Stakeholder Group into one new forum to cover all European Electricity Stakeholder Engagement called the Joint European Stakeholder Group

The material relating to ECCAF will remain here for present.  

Any queries should be directed to [email protected].

The purpose of ECCAF was to provide a forum for discussion of matters relating to the coordination of efficient application of ENCs to the GB Codes and to provide advice to the GB Code Panels on these matters. ECCAF was established as joint standing group of the BSC, CUSC, Grid Code, STC, SQSS, D-Code and DCUSA panels.

Joint European Standing Group (JESG)

The JESG was replaced by the Joint European Stakeholder Group in 2015. Following a process launched by DECC and Ofgem in January 2015, it has been decided to merge ECCAF, the Joint European Standing Group and the DECC-Ofgem Stakeholder Group into one new forum to cover all European Electricity Stakeholder Engagement.  The new group will be known as the Joint European Stakeholder Group. Details of the proposal can be found here. 

The material relating to the former Joint European Standing Group will remain here for present.  

Any queries should be directed to [email protected].

Name
JESG Meetings 2015
Ofgem European Network Code Team Sheet
Proposal for a Single GB Stakeholder Group for European Issues
European Code Development Timeline
European Code Development Organogram
Overview of European Network Codes - A guide for GB Industries Parties
Terms of Reference
Open Letter on National Grid’s long-term commitment to the Joint European Standing Group JESG
Stakeholder Generic Issues Log, Application and Implementation Issues Log November 2014
Electricity Network Code and Guideline Summary October 2014
CACM Stakeholder Priority Issues August 2014
RFG Stakeholder Priority Issues August 2012
OS Stakeholder Priority Issues April 2013
OPS Stakeholder Priority Issues April 2013
LFCR Stakeholder Priority Issues July 2012
DCC Stakeholder Priority Issues January 2013
CACM Stakeholder Priority Issues October 2012
April JESG Agenda
Headline report
Meeting Slides
Agenda
Terms of Reference
Headline report
Agenda
Headline report
Meeting Slides
Agenda
E and R Network Code Workshop (Article 13 and Chapter 4) – Agenda
GB Key Issues captured at the Workshop
Presentation on the context of the Workshop
December JESG - Headline report
December JESG – Meeting Slides
December JESG - Agenda
November JESG – Headline Report
November JESG – Meeting Slides
November JESG - Agenda
Presentation on the context of the Workshop
GB Key Issues captured at the Workshop
E and R Network Code Workshop - Agenda
October JESG – Headline Report
October JESG - Full Slide Pack
Agenda
Headline Report
August JESG - Full Slide Pack
Agenda
June 2014 JESG - Headline Report, Issue Log and Action Log
June 2014 JESG – Full Slide Pack
June 2014 JESG - Agenda
April JESG – Headline Report, Issue Log and Action Log
April JESG – Agenda
April JESG – Full Slide Pack
Headline Report, Issue Log and Action Log
Presentation: ECCAF Update
Presentation: ACER Opinion on FCA Network Code
Presentation: Balancing Pilot Projects and Project TERRE
Presentation: Connection Codes Update
Presentation: HVDC – feedback on ENTSO-E public consultation
Agenda
Headline Report, Issue Log and Action Log
Overview of ENCs -v1
ENTSO-E TYNDP-PCI
ACER Guidance on the Evalulation of Network Code Amendent Proposals
Balancing Network Code Update
HVDC - JESG Technical Workshop Feedback
JESG - ECCAF Update
Agenda
HVDC JESG
HVDC Network code Proposal Clarity (2)
Agenda
FCA Network Code with Commentary
Transparency Regulation
Paper - Proposed Changes to the JESG Terms of Refrence
JESG Terms of Refrence and ECCAF update
Heading Report Issue Log and Action Log
Electricity Balancing - Updates to the Network Code
Agenda
ACER Opinion - LFCR
Update on European Code Coordination Application Forum ECCAF
Stakeholder feedback on JESG
Overview of GB Code Governance
Operational Security and Operational Planning and Scheduling Update on ENTSO-E revisions
Forward Capacity Allocation Network Code Update on Revisions
Electricity Balancing A brief update on consultation responses
Agenda
5HVDC HVDC Network Code Drafting Update
Terms of Reference and Paper for ECCAF
Network Code Overview Presentation
Network Code - Summary Presentation
Market Network Codes Presentation
Headline Report Issue Log and Action Log
Grid Connection Codes Presentation
GB Application and Coordination Presentation
Comitology Discussion Presentation
Agenda
Balancing Issue Log
Agenda
Transparency Regulations Next Steps Presentation
Proposal for a cross-code Coordination Body Presentation
Operational Planning and Scheduling ACER Opinion Presentation
Headline Report Issue Log and Action Log
ECCAF Paper and Draft Terms of Reference
Agenda
RFG Application Presentation
Pre-meeting actions update
Operational Security Opinion Presentation
Network Code Summary Update
HVDC NC Presentation
Headline Report Issue Log and Action Log
Forward Capacity Allocation NC Presentation
Balancing NC Presentation
Agenda
Actions Attachment 135 Paper on Options for implementation of RFG
Transparency Regulation Presentation
Load Frequency control and Reserves Presentation
Headline Report Issue Log and Action Log
Application of European Network Code to GB – Feedback from Code Panels
Application of European Network Code to GB – An Option for Stakeholder Engagement
Agenda
Action Update
Action Attachment 131 – RFG Implementation Paper
Action Attachment 126 - Note on emerging technologies in RFG
RFG Implementation Presentation
REMIT Presentation
Presentation on a secondment with ENTSO-E
Ofgem Presentation on RFG and DCC
NWE Market Coupling Presentation
LFCR Presentation
Headline Report, Issue Log and Action Log
Agenda
Updated Issue Log
Overview of the LFCR Network Code Presentation
LFCR Overview Presentation
LFCR Network Code with commentary 1
LFCR Network Code with commentary
LFCR Frequency Quality for GB March 2013
Agenda
Transparency Regulations Presentation by Elexon
Requirements for Generators Presentation
Operational Planning and Scheduling Presentation
Headline Report, Issue Log and Action Log
Balancing NC presentation
Agenda
Actions Update
Transparency Regulations Presentation
Operational Security Network Code Presentation
Operational Planning and Scheduling Network Code Presentation
Headline Report, Issue Log and Action Log
Forward Capacity Allocation Network Code Presentation
Agenda
Actions
Update on Actions Log
Load Frequency Control and Reserves Network Code Presentation
HVDC Network Code Presentation
Headline Report Issue Log and Action Log
GB Stakeholder Comments on RFG Agenda Item 5
Agenda
OPANDS-2
OP and S Issue Log
Agenda
Transparency Regulations Presentation
RFG Presentation
OS Presentation
OP and S Presentation
Headline Report Issue Logs and Action Log
DCC Presentation
RFG Presentation Ofgem
Headline Report Issues Logs and Action Log
Forward Capacity Allocation Presentation
DCC Presentation Ofgem
Balancing Presentation
Agenda
OS Network Code with commentary and initial comparison to GB Codes
OS Issue Log - updated following the workshop
Agenda
Presentation on JESG Feedback
Load-Frequency Control and Reserves Network Code Presentation
JESG Feedback please submit by 13 Sept 2012
JESG Actions Update
Headline Report
Draft revised JESG Terms of Reference
DCC Update
CACM Update
Agenda
Actions attachment 62a
Actions attachment 62b
Agenda
DCC Issues Log - updated after workshop
DCC – Draft Applicability Matrix
DCC Network Code with draft commentary
Operational Planning and Scheduling update
JESG Actions – Update 10 August 2012
Operational Security Update
Headline Report
GB Stakeholder Key Issues with RFG Network Code
Garth Graham comments on 25th June 2012 ENTSO-E Draft Network Code for Operational Security
DCC Update
Action 39 - Table of requirements after consultation with categories
Agenda
Action 35a - Letter to DG ENER European Commission
Action 35 c Commission Response
Action 35 b - ENTSO-E Response
TaTable 3 Comparison Of Offshore Requirements
Table 2 Detailed GB Grid Code Comparison to ENTSO-E RfG
RFG Issues Log
RFG Application in GB - Presentation
Handout Examples of categories of obligation
GB Application Approach – flow chart
Consolidated Issue Log
Requirements for GeneratorsStakeholder
Requirements for Generators Issues Log
Requirements for Generators – Technical Issues Summary
Agenda
Headline Report
Framework Guidelines on Electricity Balancing Presentation
ENTSO-E Improving communication and code development Presentation
Demand Connection Code Formal Consultation Presentation
Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management Code Overview Presentation
Agenda
System Operation Codes Updates Slides
Headline Report
DCC Update Slides
CACM Updates Slides
Agenda
Updated CACM Issues Log
Agenda
Requirements for Generators Presentation
Operational Security Code Presentation
Headline Report and Issues Log
Electricity Balancing Framework Guideline Presentation
Demand Connection Code Presentation
Agenda
The Big Challenge and your view of it
ENTSOEDCCDevelopmentFrequency
Demand Connection Code Public workshop call for Stakeholder Input ENTSO-E DCC
Demand Connection Code Public workshop call for Stakeholder Input Demand Side Response
Demand Connection Code Public workshop call for Stakeholder Input Demand Side
Demand Connection Code Public workshop call for Stakeholder
Demand Connection Code – Call for Stakeholder Input Presentation
Agenda
Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management Code Overview
CAPACI-1
Agenda
Requirements for Generators Technical Issues Log
Headline Report
Demand Connection Code DCC
Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management Capacity Calculation
Agenda
Requirements for GeneratorsStakeholder
Requirements for Generators Issues Log
Requirements for Generators – Technical Issues Summary
Scottish Power European Grid Code Generator Gap Analysis
Agenda
Transparency Guidelines and REMIT Presentation
Technical RfG Sub Meeting Proposed Issues for JESG log
Joint European Standing Group JESG Requirements for Generators – Tech Sub Group Issues
Headline Report
Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management CACM Code Overview