In response to the Address Data Quality consultation, we have set out ways the DTS functionality could help validate and improve address data held by industry.
At Ofgem’s request, a cross-industry working group, of which ElectraLink is a member, has been looking at ways to improve the quality of address data held by gas and electricity market participants, with the aim of improving the Change of Supply process. In our response to the resulting consultation, we have set out the ways that functionality could be provided as part of the use of the Data Transfer Network which currently passes address information for both electricity and gas within the process flows between electricity and gas market participants could be used to validate this data as it is communicated between parties. We believe that such functionality could have benefits beyond just the Change of Supply process; such as reducing potential issues with the smart meter rollout.
You can read our full response here