The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) released a draft report noting utilities, small business advocates and ratepayers agree that codes f conduct should provide utility commissions' access to utility and affiliate books and records, and prohibit utility/affiliate joint marketing campaigns.

The report, Codes of Conduct Governing Competitive Market Developments in the Energy Industry: An Analysis of Regulatory Actions, analyzes several issues concerning codes of conduct, including their origin (state public utility commission orders vs. enacted legislation), and common elements. The report is available online at