Deferral of creation of Class change reads at transfer of ownership
|18 Jul 2022||
|Proposer||EDF||Impacted DSC service area||
Service Area 4 (Current Apr 21)
Meter Read/Asset processing
|Customer Change Team Leaderemail@example.com|
Currently following an accepted class change request the CDSP will issue an estimated read on the effective date of the class change. This is to support downstream processes in closing off the outgoing class period, allowing processes such as allocation and billing to run successfully. During a shipper’s ownership this does not present an issue as the class change timing is within their control and the estimated read issued can be replaced using the appropriate read file. However, where the class change occurs on the same effective date as a Change of Shipper (CoSh) the class change read is issued immediately and closes the opening read window. This prevents a valid opening read from the incoming shipper being accepted.
It should be noted that a shipper has very little control over a class change as a result of a transfer as when nominating a meter point there is no information provided that informs them as to what the product class currently is via UK Link Communications. The likelihood of this scenario occurring has increased following the change in the AUG factors in October 2019 and resultant increase in the number of class 3 sites as, where shippers gain meter points, generally speaking, as class 4 the transfer will result in an unseen class change and the issuing of the class change estimated read.
This change seeks to retain the Opening Meter Reading window regardless whether the Change of Shipper event is coincident with a Class change so that the Shipper is able to provide an Opening Meter Reading up until D+10. A further requirement is that the CDSP does not issue the class change read to the shipper on D where the class change is on transfer day.
Impacted Customer Types
|Document title||Comment||Last updated||CHMC outcome|
|Change Proposal||N/A||31/01/2020||Approved at ChMC on 12/02/2020|
|Initial Review||Stage not used||N/A||N/A|
|High Level Solution Options||N/A||07/10/2020||Solution Option 1 approved|
|Solution Review||N/A||07/10/2020||Solution Approved at ChMC on 07/10/2020|
Comm Ref: 2808.3 -MT -PO
Descoped from November 21 12/05/2021
|Evaluation Quotation Reports (EQR)||N/A||08/12/2021||Approved at ChMC 08/12/2021|
|Detailed Design||Comm Ref: 3050.1 -RT -PO||18/07/2022||Approved at ChMC on 13/07/2022|
|Business Evaluation Reports (BER)||Stage not yet reached||N/A||N/A|
|Change Completion Reports (CCR)||Stage not yet reached||N/A||N/A|
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