IREG Update November 2020

IREG met on the 11th November 2020 and discussed the following MRA Issue Forms (MIFs) and Electricity Central Online Enquiry Service (ECOES) changes.

SPF108 – ‘Adding Disputed Meter Readings use case in SDEP’

IREG were presented with three possible solutions that had been identified to address the reported issues regarding the Secure Data Exchange Portal (SDEP) where parties are not using the use case in accordance with MAP 08. IREG discussed the solutions and the Proposer agreed to consider any additional feedback before making a final decision on the options to take forward.

MIF 322 – ‘Automating Communications with the Secure Data Exchange Process (SDEP)’

IREG noted that following an impact assessment carried out for MIF322, a new approach towards the design was required. IREG acknowledged that the new approach would not make the original deadline of the February 2021 release. It was advised that additional time would be required to enable a longer design phase as well as further engagement with industry via future technical workshops.

MIF331 – ‘SDEP User Reporting’

IREG were presented with the proposed changes to the current reporting on SDEP, plus an additional report that had been identified via the SDEP feedback received from industry. IREG agreed with the approach and noted that a Change Proposal would be presented to the MRA Development Board (MDB) at its meeting on 26th November 2020 for further consideration.

MIF332 – ‘Changes to Message Ownership in Secure Data Exchange Portal (SDEP)’

IREG discussed MIF332 which proposes to add functionality to the SDEP to allow parties to bulk assign messages and to filter messages either by assigned/unassigned and read/unread. IREG noted that the Impact Assessment was currently with the developers and that the outputs of the assessment would be discussed at the December 2020 IREG meeting.

MIF334 – ‘Identifying Additional Electricity Smart Meters (ESME) and Standalone Auxiliary Proportional Controllers (SAPCs)

The Proposer was not in attendance at the meeting, therefore IREG agreed to defer any further discussion to the next IREG meeting scheduled for 9th December 2020.

MIF335 – ‘MSN History Details available on ECOES’

IREG were provided with an overview of the MIF, noting that further engagement between Gemserv and the Proposer (Scottish Power) was in process, to fully define the requirements before being issued to the ECOES TSP for Impact Assessment.

MIF336 – ‘Secure Data Exchange Portal (SDEP) Central Switching Service (CSS) Data Cleansing Use Case’

IREG were informed that the Change Request was currently with the developer and would be presented to the MRA Executive Committee (MEC) for its consideration once available. DS confirmed that once the implementation date was confirmed by MEC, a wider communication would be shared with Industry.

ECOES Data Permissions Review

It was requested by the MRA Executive Committee (MEC) that IREG conduct a full review of the data items available to each role type within the system to ensure that parties only have access to data that there is a business need for them to be able to view.

IREG were provided with an overview of the suggested changes for each role type, based on the industry feedback received, and Gemserv highlighted the suggested amendments for each category. It was noted that DNO’s would have no changes made to their current level of access.

IREG Supplier members were invited to provide their suggestions on the review before the completed matrix is presented for IREG’s consideration at its December 2020 meeting.

The next IREG meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th December 2020.