Lessons from 18 years of SPAA, by ElectraLink director Stefan Leedham

Published: October 14, 2021

The 1st of September 2021 marked the dawn of the Retail Energy Code (REC) and its regulation of the electricity and gas retail markets. The previous day marked the end of the Supply Point Administration Agreement (SPAA) and its linked codes, as well as the end of the Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) and the end of ElectraLink’s role as Code Manager of those agreements.

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Case study: There’s a new AMI in town – NS Utilities

Published: October 6, 2021

NS Utilities, a gas systems engineering company, wanted to grow their business and needed to become an Approved Meter Installer (AMI). They approached ElectraLink’s Advisory Services team to create processes, guidance and documentation to pass the accreditation audit and become compliant with the Metering Code of Practice (MCoP).

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Smart meter installation rate dips after 5-month post-lockdown recovery

Published: September 28, 2021

The smart meter rollout hit a small snag as August ended a five-month run of over 200,000 installations per month. There were 189,000 smart meter installations last month – three percent more than August 2020 but almost 16 percent less than July 2021.

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Energy switching activity cut by almost 20% in August

Published: September 20, 2021

Energy supplier switching in Britain dived last month to one of the lowest levels this year across completed and new Change of Supplier (CoS) events. In August, 399,000 switches were completed – a 19 percent dip compared to the same time last year, the lowest August since 2016 and the second lowest month of the year so far.

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Growing energy market data systems for the future

Published: August 19, 2021

More businesses and public organisations are realising the significant contribution that data plays in building a diverse, value-for-money energy market with the creative tools to overcome climate and investment challenges. With the more widespread use of data to underpin innovations and new market solutions comes increased reliance on data.

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