A number of Committees have been established under the REC, each with
a specific scope and purpose defined within its Terms of Reference.
Committees meet regularly with structured agendas. Schedule of
meetings and associated minutes are accessible via the REC Portal.
The Committees are primarily tasked with the review and
ratification of Code
Manager proposals for change. Committees also play a role in issue
definition, but the responsibilities for solution identification sit
primarily with the Code Manager. REC Committees meet with clear
agendas and a focus on the progression of change.
Parties have nominated and elected expert industry representatives
to sit on the REC Committees and make decisions with respect to REC
Change Proposals and related matters. Committee Members
understand the obligations and processes that apply to the REC Parties
they represent. Committee Members will establish processes for
engaging with their constituencies where appropriate; however, REC
Parties seeking to express support for – or oppose – decisions should
do so through the formal consultations that will be issued by the Code
Manager and the Committees. A list of all appointed Committee Members
and their roles can be found in the ‘Useful Documents’ section of each
Committee Workspace on the REC Portal.
Main page: REC
Membership of the REC Change Panel is decided by REC Parties
through means of nomination and elections. REC Change Panel
Representatives serve two-year terms on the group. All members of the
group will act impartially and independently of the interests of their
employer. The Chair of the Panel is appointed by RECCo.
All REC Parties are represented on the Panel with membership
- Domestic Gas and/or Electricity Supplier.
- Non-Domestic Gas and/or Electricity Supplier.
- Electricity Network Operator.
- Metering Equipment Manager.
Main page: Metering
Membership of the REC Metering Expert Panel is decided by REC
Parties through means of nomination and elections. REC Metering Expert
Panel members serve two-year terms on the group. The Chair of the
Panel is appointed by the REC Manager. All members of the group will
act impartially and independently of the interests of their employer.
The group comprises of the following:
- Two Gas and/or Electricity Suppliers.
- Two Gas
Transporters and/or Distribution Network Operators.
Metering Equipment Managers.
Main page: Green
Green Deal Panel members are appointed by the REC Code Manager
following a nomination and selection process. REC Green Deal Panel
Representatives serve two-year terms on the group. The Chair of the
REC Green Deal Panel is appointed by the REC Manager. Membership of
the Green Deal Panel comprises of:
- Three members nominated by Electricity Suppliers.
- Three members nominated by Green Deal Providers.
independent Subject Matter Expert appointed by RECCo.
Main page: Technical
The REC Technical Expert Panel members are appointed by the REC
Code Manager following a nomination and selection process. REC
Technical Expert Panel Representatives serve two-year terms on the
group. Membership of the Technical Expert Panel comprises of:
- One Domestic Supplier
- One Non-Domestic
- One Gas Transporter
- One Electricity
- One Metering Equipment Manager
Main page: Performance
The REC Performance Assurance Board members are appointed by the
REC Code Manager following a nomination and selection process. REC
Performance Assurance Board Representatives serve two-year terms on
the group. Membership of the REC Performance Assurance Board comprises of:
- Three Suppliers
- One Gas Transporter
Distribution Network Operator
- One Meter Equipment
- One BSC Performance Assurance Administrator
- One UNC Performance Assurance Framework Administrator
- One consumer representative
- Three independent
performance management experts appointed by RECCo
Main page: REC
Issues Group (RIG)
The REC Issues Group (RIG) is a forum for the discussion of
Energy Code (REC) issues raised by industry, which do not
obviously fit into an already existing forum, or as a point for the
development of issues that may enter the REC Change Process.
Any Party may send a nominated representative to the RIG with the
relevant expertise required to discuss the matter(s) at that meeting.
Such representatives shall have the required authorisation to
represent the views and interests of their organisation. Any other
interested market stakeholder may send a representative with the
relevant expertise required to discuss the matter(s) at that meeting,
subject to the approval of the Chair.
The Code Manager may invite any Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) they
require to discuss the matter(s) at that meeting.
REC Committee meetings will ordinarily meet in accordance with the
- REC Change Panel – First and third Tuesday of each
- Metering Expert Panel – Second Wednesday of each
- Performance Assurance Board – Last Tuesday of each
- Technical Expert Panel – Last Wednesday of each
- Green Deal Panel – As may be required
Issues Group - Second Friday of the month
These dates are subject to change, and meetings will only be held
where there is sufficient business. All meeting dates will be
maintained on the calendar within the Committees area of the REC Portal.
Agendas and relevant meeting papers will be uploaded to the REC
Portal five working days prior to each meeting. Headline Reports
summarising outcomes of business will be uploaded within two working
days of each meeting, and formal minutes will be published within five
Papers will be stored in the Documents library within the relevant
Committee Workspace. Access to some meeting papers and minutes may be
restricted to appointed Committee Members.
Portal Users who have opted to receive notifications with respect
to Committee information will be advised when new documentation has
been made available.
Committee and Change documents can have one of four
- Red – non-disclosable information
restricted to Committee Members at the meeting and not for wider
- Amber – limited
disclosure to Committee Members and others who need to know the
content to be able to act.
- Green –
information that can be shared with all REC Parties but not
- White – information that is
for public, unrestricted dissemination.
A principle of open access to information will apply; that is,
unless meeting papers contain information that is in any way
commercially sensitive or identifies individual data subjects, a White
classification should apply. Papers will be marked as Red or Amber if
the disclosure of information contained within would cause commercial
or reputational detriment to individual organisations, or disclosure
of information beyond the Committee would contradict legislation
including Data Protection regulations.
REC Parties nominated and elected their industry representatives to
the REC Committees in the period leading up to REC go-live. The first
Committee Member terms started on 1 September 2021 and will last a
maximum period of two years.
When there are vacancies on the Committees, the Code Manager will
contact REC Parties to identify suitable expert representatives for election.
Further details about the numbers of representatives sitting on
Committees, length of term, and responsibilities of appointed
Committee Members can be found in the Committee Terms of Reference
found on the respective Committee Workspaces on the REC Portal.