ElectraLink Supports National Grid’s Application for Data

Published: March 2, 2018

The Financial Times recently reported on Britain’s dilemma of accurately predicting electricity supply and demand due to the invisibility of small generating facilities. Since 2014, ElectraLink has been developing a distributed generation dataset that can create visibility, based on electricity settlement data transported by the Data Transfer Service (DTS). However, this activity falls under the governance of the DTS Agreement (DTSA), an energy industry multi-party agreement overseen by the DTS User Group.

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ElectraLink is Engaged in the Future of the Gas Market

Published: February 16, 2018

Our attendance at the HSE Energy Conference yesterday, exploring the topic of ‘The Future of Gas’, provided us with great insight to important health and safety considerations, and activities across the gas industry. ElectraLink champion the need for our energy industry to work more closely together, and make governance an enabler for change whilst carefully managing end-customer perceptions and safety. There was exciting discussion around feasibility of widescale hydrogen use in gas networks with potentially less network reinforcement required when compared to the future demands on the electricity grid.

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ElectraLink Develops Fair and Equitable Process in Prepayment Regulation for the Gas Market

Published: January 29, 2018

ElectraLink is instrumental in developing prepayment regulation for the gas market. Suppliers commit to charging prepayment customers comparable prices to those on standard meters although additional infrastructure, contractual and operational costs mean they incur higher overheads to supply some of Britain’s most vulnerable customers. The additional infrastructure is sometimes unable to identify the correct Supplier when a prepayment customer tops up their gas meter.

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CEPA and TNEI selected by ElectraLink to Deliver Distribution Use of System (DUoS) Models

Published: November 27, 2017

ElectraLink managed the procurement of a service provider of modelling services and is pleased to announce the selection of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) and TNEI from a number of bidders. The Distribution Use of System (DUoS) financial models are used by the GB electricity industry to allocate the £5 billion annual cost of the distribution networks. ElectraLink is the secretariat of the Distribution Connection and Use of Service Agreement (DCUSA) which manages these models.

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ElectraLink’s response to Ofgem’s ‘Delivering Faster and More Reliable Switching: proposed new switching arrangements

Published: November 3, 2017

On Friday 3rd of November 2017, ElectraLink responded to Ofgem’s Faster Switching Consultation (‘Delivering Faster and More Reliable Switching: proposed new switching arrangements’). Our response covered four main arguments: The existing Data Transfer Network (DTN) for the GB energy industry can meet both the functional requirements of the Switching Programme and Ofgem’s aims for competitively sourced solutions for the CSS. The MIS and Performance Assurance regime should not be excluded from the switching programme as we believe they both improve the efficiency and reliability of the overall switching service.

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