The Supply Point Administration Agreement
SPAA sets out the inter-operational arrangements between gas suppliers and transporters in the UK retail market. It is a multi-party agreement to which all domestic gas suppliers and all gas transporters are required by their Licences to accede.
The SPAA was created to provide a governance arrangement covering processes which are not ordinarily covered by existing contracts or agreements, but which are nonetheless considered important to the effective and efficient transfer of consumers between suppliers. The Agreement provides a robust mechanism for making changes to the operational arrangements that are required to enable the flow of gas within the industry.
SPAA Ltd was created as the corporate vehicle responsible for ensuring the proper, effective and efficient implementation and ongoing management of the Agreement. It is a joint-venture company established and maintained by all SPAA parties. The company’s role is to administer the SPAA and undertake any development activities required by the UK gas retail processes under the scope of the Agreement. SPAA Ltd delivers this requirement through an outsourced commercial service contract with ElectraLink Limited.