IREG Update: August 2018

IREG met on 8th August 2018 and discussed the following MRA Issue Forms (MIFs):

MIF219 – Full Review of Working Practice Product Set

IREG deferred further discussions on this MIF to the next meeting.

MIF248 – Delays with Plot Addresses being updated

IREG agreed the Plot Address progress report for Ofgem and to seek feedback from them on the reports.

MIF258 – Near Time Improvements to Electricity Meter Technical Details (MTD)

IREG noted that the MRASCo Board had approved funding for MTD comparison reports. IREG provided feedback on the draft high-level guidance to be issued with the reports. The guidance will be finalised ex-committee.

MIF263 – Impact of Data Communications Company (DCC) Enrolment and Adoption on Register Mapping

The Proposer confirmed that they will close the MIF and progress a Change Proposal (CP) to the MRA Development Board (MDB).

MIF264 – DTC Annex C – D0148 Section – 10 scenarios in which a D0148 is necessary are not explicitly covered

IREG noted that the Proposer was unable to attend or send a representative to the IREG meeting and agreed to defer further discussions on this MIF to the next meeting.

MIF269 – Impact of SECMP0006

IREG gave comments on the draft Solution Pre-Assessment Form (SPF) which the Proposer had developed following initial discussions at the July meeting. They highlighted that ELEXON had suggested a third option to be included. All three options will be included in the updated SPF, which will also be issued via ELEXON to BSCCo change contacts.

MIF271 – ECOES User Management

IREG agreed to develop the following changes to Electricity Central Online Enquiry Service (ECOES) User Management:

  • For Solution 1, IREG supported option 1b of the MIF where the password reset function will be expanded to include ability to delete accounts. IREG agreed to seek costs from the Technical Service Provider.
  • For Solution 2, IREG agreed to take forward changes to the way password resets are done within ECOES. Under this option, Users who have their email as their username, any password reset is done by sending a reset link to their email address. This assumes that when an employee leaves a company their access to their email is revoked stopping them being able to complete a password reset process.

IREG noted a new MIF will be raised regarding the administration maintenance and agreed to seek costs ahead of the initial review.

MIF272 – Meter Serial Number not known on CoS for Smart DCC-serviced meters

IREG carried out an initial review of the MIF and agreed to issue a request for information (RFI) on:

  • sourcing of the Meter Serial Number (MSN) in the absence of the MTDs; and
  • actions taken when the MSN has a mismatch with the MTDs when received.

ECOES User Requirements Specification (URS)

IREG approved the changes to the URS for D0312 (Notification of Meter Information to ECOES) Data Flow reports, and to seek costs for the development. Following discussion and clarification on a few points for the Application Interface Solution (API) an updated document will be issued ex-committee for approval. The timetable for testing will be presented to the September IREG meeting for approval.

ECOES testing approach associated to MAP CP 0298

IREG agreed the test approach and criteria for the implementation of the ECOES solution associated with approved MRA Agreed Procedure (MAP) CP 0298 (Request for Additional Import / Export MPANs using ECOES2). A more detailed plan will be provided at the September IREG meeting.

MAP CP 0299 and MAP CP 0300 review

IREG considered the MAP CPs 0299 (Change to include D0171 and D0131 into process steps) and 0300 (Population rules for plot addresses) redlined changes to MAP09 (Address maintenance using the Standard Address Format). This followed referral from MDB. IREG proposed additional changes to ensure clarity was added into the process to address the comments received via the Impact Assessment. With these addressed and the Proposer agreeing to the changes, the CPs will be sent back to MDB for its decision.

Post implementation review of DTC CP 3508 and MAP CP 0283

IREG reviewed the RFI responses in respect the new processes implemented under two change proposals. IREG noted that clarity could be provided in Annex C of the Data Transfer Catalogue (DTC). This would ensure it is clear it is the Supplier’s contact details and not the Customer ones’ that should be provided in the D0381 (Meter Point Address Update) Data Flow. A Proposer was found to raise a DTC CP to progress the change. IREG identified no further actions and the review was closed.