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Assurance January 2016 Update

The Market Assurance team continues to provide a range of services. In January they:

  • Worked closely with 16 applicants at various stages of Entry Assessment.
  • Attended two joint planning meetings for new Supplier applicants.
  • Booked in two Controlled Market Entry Audits to take place in February and a further one in March
  • Conducted two successful Controlled Market Entry Audit for Supplier applicants, the results of which will be reported to MEPB members.
MRA Assessment Service Jan Stats
In Entry Assessment 14
Pending Entry Assessment 36
In Controlled Market Entry 19
Pending Controlled Market Entry 30
Re-Qualification 0

Assurance December 2015 Update

The Market Assurance team continues to provide a range of services. In December 2015, they:

  • Conducted Risk Assessments and drafted test approaches for five supplier applicants and received approval from MEPB members.
  • Conducted Risk Assessments and drafted test approaches for one Distribution applicant and await MEPB approval.
  • Worked closely with 13 applicants at various stages of Entry Assessment.
  • Attended three joint planning meeting for a new supplier applicant.
  • Held two new applicant, introduction to the MRA meetings with new Supplier applicants
  • Booked in one Controlled Market Entry Audit to take place in January 2016.
  • Conducted one successful Non-Half Hourly Controlled Market Entry Audit for a Supplier applicant and received MEPB approval for unrestricted operation.
MRA Assessment Service Dec Stats
In Entry Assessment 13
Pending Entry Assessment 37
In Controlled Market Entry 19
Pending Controlled Market Entry 30
Re-Qualification 0

Assurance October 2015 Update

In October 2015, the Assurance team:

  • Worked closely with 8 applicants at various stages of Entry Assessment.
  • Performed on site witness testing for one supplier applicant, prior to Data Transfer Connectivity Testing.
  • Sent one consolidated outcome report to MEPB members and received approval.
  • Held meetings/conference calls with a total of 11 new and upcoming applicants.
  • Attended one joint planning meeting for eight new applicants.
  • Distribution Businesses commenced MPAS re-qualification activities.
MRA Assessment Service Oct Stats
In Entry Assessment 7
Pending Entry Assessment 37
In Controlled Market Entry 19
Pending Controlled Market Entry 22
Re-Qualification 0

Assurance September 2015 Update

In September, the Assurance Team:

  • Worked closely with 8 applicants at various stages of Entry Assessment
  • Sent four Controlled Market Entry Proposal’s to MEPB member for approval
  • Held three meetings/conference calls with new and upcoming applicants
  • Attended one joint planning meeting for a new applicant.
  • Continued investigation on a possible upcoming re-qualification
  • Attended one Controlled Market Entry exit audit, the results of which have been communicated to MEPB members
  • MEC declared the changes to the Measurement Classes (P300) as a Material Change (as defined in the MRA) and Amendments to the Refresh Interface between MPAS and the DCC was previously declare as a Material Change. As a result, we will be carrying out a Re-Qualification on all MPAS providers.
MRA Assessment Service Sep Stats
In Entry Assessment 8
Pending Entry Assessment 33
In Controlled Market Entry 15
Pending Controlled Market Entry 13
Re-Qualification 0

Assurance August 2015 Update

In August, the Assurance team:                      

  • Worked closely with 8 applicants at various stages of Entry Assessment
  • Sent two Consolidated outcome reports for MEPB approval
  • Sent three Controlled Market Entry Proposal’s to MEPB member for approval
  • Held three meetings/conference calls with applicants
  • Continued investigation on a possible upcoming re-qualification
  • Attended two Controlled Market Entry exit audits, the results of which have been communicated to MEPB members
  • Booked in a Controlled Market Entry audit to take place in September
  • Booked in on site witness testing for one of our applicants who is currently in Internal Market Scenario Testing
    MRA Assessment Service Aug Stats
    In Entry Assessment 8
    Pending Entry Assessment 32
    In Controlled Market Entry 16
    Pending Controlled Market Entry 12
    Re-Qualification 0

Assurance July 2015 Update

The Market Assurance team continues to provide a wide range of services. In July, they:

  • Worked closely with applicants at various stages of Entry
    Assessment
  • Arranged a site visit to view an applicant’s systems prior to MST, this was successful and MEPB approved their entry into MST.
  • Held one joint planning meeting with Elexon for market entry.
  • Began investigations for a change that could possibly lead to re-qualification for Distribution Businesses.
  • Attended a CME exit audit, the results of which will be
    communicated to MEPB members.

In addition to this, MEC declared the change to the Metering Point Administration Service (MPAS) as material and a re-qualification is required for Distribution Businesses.

MRA Assessment Service July 2015 Statistics
In Entry Assessment 11
Pending Entry Assessment 29
In Controlled Market Entry 14
Pending Controlled Market Entry 15
Re-Qualification 0

Assurance June 2015 Update

The Market Assurance team continues to provide a wide range of services. In June:

  • We held meetings with four applicants;
  • One Supplier completed Controlled Market Entry and was approved by the MRA Entry Process Board (MEPB) to operate unrestricted in the Half-Hourly market sector;
  • One Supplier applied to operate within Controlled Market Entry and was approved by the MEPB;
  • We continued to worked with external and internal stakeholders to assess the impact and possible next steps for the implementation of P272;
  • The MEPB approved a paper for a possible re-qualification and this will be delivered to MEC in July;
  • We discovered a breach to the MRA during CME and reported this to MEC;
  • Six suppliers received MEPB approval to operate under the conditions of Controlled Market Entry.
MRA Assessment Service June 2015 Statistics
In Entry Assessment 10
Pending Entry Assessment 29
In Controlled Market Entry 14
Pending Controlled Market Entry 15
Re-Qualification 0

Assurance May 2015 Update

The Market Assurance team continues to provide a wide range of
services. In May we;

  • Monitored weekly Controlled Market Entry (CME) reports and
    worked closely with CME applicants to ensure compliance
    with agreed operating conditions.
  • Conducted one CME exit audit, the results of which will be sent
    to the Market Entry Programme Board (MEPB).
  • Held meetings with six applicants .
  • Worked with external and internal stakeholders to assess the
    impact and possible next steps for the implementation of P272.
  • Commenced a possible re-qualification process, the paper
    has been sent to the MEPB and if approved will be delivered
    to MEC in July.
MRA Assessment Service May 2015 Statistics
In Entry Assessment 15
Pending Entry Assessment 27
In Controlled Market Entry 14
Pending Controlled Market Entry 16
Re-Qualification 0

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