Our advisory and technical groups

We have established several independent groups to provide specialist technical advice and recommendations on different aspects of the electricity industry to our Board.

Advisory groups

We have three main groups who provide advice to our Board. You can learn more about their role, responsibilities, advice, members and meetings below.

Security and Reliability Council

The Security and Reliability Council provides advice on the performance of the electricity system and the system operator, and on reliability of supply issues.

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Innovation and Participation Advisory Group

The Innovation and Participation Advisory Group provides advice and recommendations on the development of the Code and market facilitation measures.

This group focuses its advice on matters relating to evolving technology and business models, and competition and consumer choice.

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Market Development Advisory Group

The Market Development Advisory Group provides advice on the development of the Code and market facilitation measures.

This group focuses its advice on matters relating to the evolution of the ‘machinery’ of the electricity market.

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Technical groups

The following groups provide technical advice to our Board. You can learn more out about their role, members and key documents.

Common Quality Technical Group

The Future Security and Resilience Common Quality Technical Group provides advice on common quality requirements contained in Part 8 of the Code.

This group provides advice on a range of technical matters, from the operation of the power system at both the transmission and distribution levels, to the operation of generation and demand-side management technologies.

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Network Connections Technical Group

The Network Connections Technical Group provides advice on potential amendments to the Electricity Industry Participation Code to make network connections quicker, easier and more consistent.

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Standing Data Formats Group

The Standing Data Formats Group provides advice on new file formats, and any changes to file formats required for the exchange of information.

This group also promotes awareness and use of the file format change review protocols within the industry.

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Switch Technical Group

The Switch Technical Group provides advice on amendments that should be made to the switching process to ensure that it remains fit for purpose.

This group is responsible for promoting awareness of the current switching protocols, and proposed amendments, within the industry.

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