Review of electricity and gas code governance

Ofgem letter (3 pages, PDF) on progress with the review of electricity and gas code governance.

This advertises a survey conducted by Ofgem's advisers Brattle Group and Simmons & Simmons. Trying to open the survey questionnaire (a 98k Microsoft Excel file) in Microsoft Excel 2004 generates the following warning:

This workbook contains a type of macro (Microsoft Excel version 4.0 macro) that cannot be disabled. There may be viruses in these macros.

If you are sure this is from a trusted source, click Yes.

In Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003, there is no security warning, but the forms don't work.

The consultancy study is due to be completed in May 2008. It will include a case study on the current electricity cash out debate. Ofgem does not promise a publication date for the consultants' report.

Update: The questionnaire works better in Microsoft Excel 2003. It turns out that most of the questions are multiple choice, even when there is a big box. So for example the possible answers to "what is the quality of [ELEXON's] technical analysis" are poor, below average, average, above average, good and excellent. Respondents are also asked to write up to 100 words on a few questions, including whether the structure of network access charges should be subject to industry codes rather than controlled by the network operators.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière.

Filed under BETTA, Electricity, Ofgem.

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