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Highlights from our Smart Meter Readiness Forum in September

Published: October 4, 2016

Outlined below are some of the issues, solutions, risks and opportunities identified at the forum: Suppliers are expected to substantially ramp up their smart meter installation programmes following the ‘go-live’ at the end of 2016. At peak, the industry will need to deliver 45,000 installs a day in order to reach programme expectations. Suppliers will need to be highly effective in planning, targeting and scheduling installations and programme efficiency will be paramount as will focus on minimising cost overruns from revisits.

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ElectraLink provides industry with a market data tool to support smart meter rollout as it launches its Smart Insight: Accelerator Service

Published: September 29, 2016

The data analytics the central body provides with this service includes geographic visualisation and ‘hot spot’ identification of potentially problematic post-codes or post-code sectors, with historical data collected over a four-year period. These vital insights are being continually updated by live data generated by the market and energy suppliers, who are responsible for the roll-out programme, meter installers, and distribution network operators (DNO’s) to plan schedule and maximise the success of first-time smart meter installations, significantly reducing costs as well as negative impact on their customers.

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DTS indicative pricing for January 2017

Published: September 29, 2016

As part of its obligation to provide Data Transfer Service (DTS) users with advance notification of indicative pricing for the upcoming calendar year, ElectraLink is pleased to announce that effective from 01 January 2017 all DTS Charges (Traffic Charges, Supplier Charges and Gateway Rental Charges) will remain unchanged. This follows a series of price reductions on 01 January 2015, 01 January 2016 and again on 01 July 2016, and is in line with the expectation communicated to users on 29 September 2015 that there would be no increase in DTS charges in 2017.

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Project success for industry as Energy Theft and Tip Off Service (ETTOS) goes live

Published: September 19, 2016

Following the consumer launch of the Stay Energy Safe campaign by Crimestoppers, ElectraLink, the provider of governance services and a regulated data transmission service to the gas and electricity market, is celebrating the successful go-live of the Energy Theft and Tip Off Service (ETTOS). This follows the launch of the Theft Risk Assessment Service (TRAS) in April 2016, a data analytics service for GB energy suppliers to assess the risk of energy theft at consumer premises, helping to target theft investigations.

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Grant Thornton Appointed as SMICoP Code Auditor

Published: August 23, 2016

ElectraLink is pleased to announce that Grant Thornton LLP has been successfully appointed as the Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) Code Auditor. ElectraLink was awarded the SMICoP Code Administrator Contract through a competitive tender in 2014, which included the requirement to procure an independent auditor. ElectraLink managed a dedicated project to effectively appoint the auditor, which required extensive stakeholder engagement, tender assessments and evaluations resulting in a contract award.

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