Data Transfer Service Agreement
The Data Transfer Services Agreement (DTSA) is the multiparty agreement, which relates to use of the Data Transfer Service (DTS), the underlying interoperability layer used by the UK electricity industry. The DTSA is under strict change control and is managed by ElectraLink on behalf of the UK electricity industry, through the Data Transfer Service User Group. In order to view the latest version of the DTSA please sign in to the website or register using the link at the top and then visit the DTSA Change and Governance page of the Downloads section. As part of our New User set-up process, new Users and new entrants accede to the DTSA by signing both the DTS Accession Agreement and a Local User Agreement for their gateway connection to the DTN.
View the Data Transfer Service Agreement, 2017 version.
DTS Governance, User Group Representation and Change Management
The DTS is governed by the DTS User Group, which is constituted of elected members. The DTS User Group meets on a quarterly basis to review service performance, submitted change requests and to represent the interests of DTS users. The scope of the service is defined within the Data Transfer Services Agreement (DTSA), a multi-party agreement to which users of the service accede.
DTS User Group Representation
|Supply||Kevin Woollard||British Gas|
|Supply||Alex Dorobantu||Greenstar Energy (Hudson)|
|Supply||Bill Gray||Utility Zone|
|Gas Supply||Andrew Cleveland||Zog Energy|
|DNO||Walter Hood||Scottish Power|
|DNO||Tracey Pitcher||Western Power Dist.|
|DNO||Hazel Cotman||UK Power Networks|
|All Other Users||Roger Stoney||AES Smart Metering|
|Green Deal providers||David Mooney||Green Deal Provider Services|
The structure of the user group has changed to include representatives for small suppliers, gas suppliers, iDNOs and Green Deal parties.
Users of the DTS can raise change requests to ElectraLink regarding the DTSA, the Data Transfer Handbook, or the DTS itself at any time. ElectraLink will, in line with the change control process outlined in clause 7 of the DTSA, impact the requested change and make a recommendation to the DTS User Group at the next quarterly meeting. A change request procedure and form (Appendix A) is also available on the DTSA (Change and Governance) page, once you are a registered website user.
Download our DTSA Change Process Map for overview of the step-by-step protocols.
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