Britain’s utility markets are competitive and constantly evolving, requiring significant interaction between industry parties, regulators, policymakers and consumers. To make these interactions work, agreements and codes which function as industry ‘rule books’ ensure that markets work efficiently and all parties have access to a level playing field.
A central challenge within energy market governance is that as the market evolves and changes, so must the codes and agreements. This process of change needs to be managed in a structured, transparent and cost-effective way that is fair to everyone.
We provide secretarial services and change management to these codes and agreements:
The Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) is a multi-party contract between the licensed electricity distributors, suppliers and generators (CVA registrants) to govern the use and charging of the electricity distribution systems.
ElectraLink provides secretariat, financial and website management services for the DCUSA. We are also currently undertaking a digitalisation project to prepare the code for the future of the energy market.
The Community of Meter Asset Providers (CMAP) is a group of MAPs that includes Calvin Capital Limited, Southern Gas Networks, Macquarie Energy Leasing, National Grid Smart, Northern Powergrid Metering, E.On UK, DataServe UK, Horizon Energy Infrastructure, Smart Meter Assets, Smart Metering Systems, Magnum Meter Finance and Vantage Meters. The CMAP was formed in late 2011 in response to the Smart Metering Implementation Programme to support MAPs in tracking their assets through industry data flows and effective commercial interoperability. This aims primarily to reduce commercial risks and unnecessary meter exchanges following change of supplier.
ElectraLink provides secretariat services for the CMAP and is developing a dedicated CMAP website on the members’ behalf.