CCS Network Codes


CCS Network Codes

CCS Network Code Legislation will provide for a licensing regime that will prohibit the carrying out of the activities of carbon dioxide transportation and storage unless authorised by a licence (or exempt in limited circumstances). The licence conditions will require T&SCo to have in place a network code, to be known as the CCS Network Code.

The CCS Network Code will set out the commercial and technical rules and arrangements between T&SCos and Users, and between individual T&SCos, in relation to:

  1. the connection by Users to a transport and storage network (“T&S Network”), or part of a T&S Network;
  2. the delivery of carbon dioxide by Users into the T&S Network at a delivery point;
  3. the transportation and storage of carbon dioxide delivered by Users at delivery points;
  4. the operation and maintenance of each T&S Network; and
  5. the interface between T&SCos in relation to different T&S Networks or parts of a T&S Network.

The CCSA is using existing Member Working Group sub-groups (also open to non-CCSA members to join) to hold weekly meetings to outline and review the draft Heads of Terms. If you would like to be involved in this process please contact

Network Code Events

CCS Network Codes – Strand 1

Strand 1 of the Network code process allows industry and the CCSA membership to provide comment on the published draft Heads of Terms via a series of meetings throughout July.

The meetings provide an opportunity for industry to share a concise overview of the various sections covered in the indicative Heads of Terms, including the key terms from both a user and operator perspective, as well as flagging areas where future evolution of the Code is likely.

Strand 1 Meeting Schedule:

Session 1: Meeting Wednesday 6th July

Session 2: Meeting Wednesday 13th July

Session 3: Meeting Wednesday 20th July

Session 4: Submit feedback to BEIS Friday 29th July

September Sessions: 

Session 1: Thursday 15th September

CCS Network Codes – Strand 2

Strand 2 of the Network code process enables industry and the CCSA membership to comment and provide input into the ongoing development of the draft Heads of Terms for the technical element of the code, covering topics such as CO2 specification, metering and measurement, and data acquisition and storage.

Strand 2 meeting schedule: 

Session 1: Thursday 7th July

Session 2: Thursday 21st July

Session 3: Thursday 28th July

September Sessions: 

Session 1: Thursday 15th September

Session 2: Thursday 22nd September (TBC)

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