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Utility Week highlights completion of DTS Transformation Programme

Published: October 19, 2015

ElectraLink apprises Utility week of its completion of the DTS Transformation Programme and introduction of XML to further support industry processes. The article in Utility Week can be found here Please see below for full text from Utility Week. ‘Electralink to modernise 17 year old data system’ 08/10/2015 Electralink is set to roll out an updated data system alongside its 17 year old data transfer service (DTS) to allow new market entrants access to the market via modern technology The energy industry’s independent data operator told Utility Week it has introduced XML file formatting so that new suppliers can access the market while the incumbent players continue to use the same flat-file format which was put in place in 1998 when Electralink was established.

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ElectraLink completes DTS Transformation programme

Published: October 2, 2015

ElectraLink highlights the recent changes implemented to the DTS. An established network. A new infrastructure. The Utilities industry is currently in flux, with new regulatory frameworks, increased competition from smaller suppliers, Smart Metering, and the Energy Market Reform project. These changes mean that more data will need to be shared between everyone in the industry, and inevitable changes to how it happens.

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ElectraLink explains how the DTN could be used to improve industry address data quality in both gas and electricity

Published: September 28, 2015

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.

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ElectraLink’s SMID included in HP’s Living Progress Report

Published: June 8, 2015

HP highlights ElectraLink’s Smart Meter Installation Dataset in its latest Living Progress Report In its global citizenship report Living Progress, HP has highlighted ElectraLink’s innovative use of the Vertica database, ElectraLink’s market data, together with Energy Saving Trust’s property dataset and predictive analytics to produce the Smart Meter Installation Dataset to support the GB Smart Meter Rollout.  The report can be found here.

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ElectraLink Service Performance Improves as Traffic Continues to Grow

Published: April 13, 2015

As we move towards the final stages of our transformation programme, we continue to improve performance of the DTS as the traffic continues to grow. In March 2015 we processed the highest ever data volume and at the same time achieved a record breaking percentage of files delivered within 5 minutes. The following graph shows the percentage of in-profile messages which were successfully received, routed, validated, converted and delivered within 5 minutes since the end of 2013 when the transformation programme kicked in.

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