BEAMA is the UK trade association for the controls, metering and communications industries. Activities are concentrated mainly in the residential sector, and to the energy related services to dwellings. BEMCA is the specific association of meter manufacturers and meter communication companies.
Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA)
The Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) was established as a multi-party contract between the licensed electricity distributors, suppliers and generators of Great Britain. It is concerned with the use of the electricity distribution systems to transport electricity to or from connections to them. The DCUSA replaced numerous bi-lateral contracts, giving a common and consistent approach to the relationships between these parties in the electricity industry. It is a requirement that all licensed electricity distributors and suppliers become parties to the DCUSA.
ElectraLink Ltd is the “Service Controller” responsible for the provision of the Data Transfer Service to all parties participating in the electricity retail market, under the terms of the Data Transfer Service Agreement. ElectraLink provides other commercial data transfer services to companies in the electricity and gas industries. ElectraLink also provides the secretariat to support the gas industry’s Supply Point Administration Agreement and SPAA Ltd.
The Electrical Safety First is an independent charity committed to reducing deaths and injuries through electrical accidents at home and at work. They are supported by all sectors of the electrical industry as well as local and central government and work to promote safety and good practice.
ELEXON is the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo) defined and created by the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC or ‘the Code’). All licensed electricity companies are obliged to sign the Code, other parties may choose to do so. The Code places obligations on ELEXON and all Parties.
Founded in 1905, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) is a not-for-profit trade association that provides a leading industry voice to help shape the future policy direction within the energy sector.
The Energy Managers Association (EMA) was set up by Lord Redesdale (CEO) in February 2012 and represents Energy Managers across all industries. Our priority is to improve the position of energy management experts and their profession and act as their united voice. We aim to develop the skills, knowledge and experience of energy management professionals through our training, high-quality peer to peer guidance and best practice exchange
ENA is the industry body that represents the licensed gas and electricity transmission and distribution companies in the UK. Use our site to find out about ENA, the networks industry in the UK, and the issues affecting gas and electricity transmission and distribution companies across the country.
Energy UK is the trade association for the energy industry. Energy UK has over 80 companies as members that together cover the broad range of energy providers and suppliers and include companies of all sizes working in all forms of gas and electricity supply and energy networks. Energy UK members generate more than 90% of UK electricity and provide light and heat to some 26 million homes.
Engage Consulting Limited is a utilities consultancy providing specialist knowledge and advice in the areas of electricity supply and metering. We have worked with many metering companies, helping with areas as diverse as market entry and accreditation, fit for purpose system and process reviews, metering strategy and smart metering. We always deliver real benefit to our customers, and our strengths are our independence, our hands on operational experience, and our ability to see data as a business issue, not an IS one.
The SBGI has taken the Energy and Utilities Alliance name to embrace the challenges facing a 21st Century trade body. EUA also reflects the natural evolution to representation in other parts of the energy and utility industry. Building on our 107 year history, during which SBGI has been the only trade association covering the whole of the onshore gas industry, in recent years its scope has extended to other parts of the other energy and utilities sector.
Gemserv are a leading specialist consultancy helping competitors make customer markets work more effectively for the benefit of all. It brings its customers practical experience in developing and managing effective industry-wide governance that all parties can own.
IGEM’s purpose is to be the independent influential body that efficiently and effectively represents and develops its membership by working with all interested parties adds value to the international gas industry. IGEM publishes a series of technical standards for the gas industry.
The MAMCoP applies to MAMs undertaking meter asset management services to manage primary meter installations connected to the Network in Great Britain. The MAMCoP expands on the requirements laid down in other relevant Codes of Practice and requirements for all stages of the meter installation.s life. SPAA manage the registration of the parties against compliance with the MAMCOP.
The Master Registration Agreement (MRA) is the multiparty agreement between Electricity Suppliers, Meter Registration Service Providers, The Electricity Pool of England and Wales, Scottish Electricity Settlements Limited and MRASCo. The MRA Service Company Limited (MRASCo) is the company established by signatories to the MRA to be responsible for managing the day to day operation and future development of the MRA.
The Meter Operation Code of Practice Agreement (MOCOPA) is an agreement between Electricity Distribution Businesses and Electricity Meter Operators in GB. The agreement enables Meter Operators to install and connect meters to the Distribution Networks. The agreement covers safety, technical and interface issues.
The National Measurement Office is an Executive Agency of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. The focus of the NMO work is ensuring that fair and accurate measurement is available and used for transactions regulated by law. Any Gas or Electricity meter used for the purpose of billing, whether by a licensed energy supplier or a landlord, must be of an approved design.
Ofgem is the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets, regulating the gas and electricity industries in Great Britain. Ofgem’s aim is to bring choice and value to all gas and electricity customers by promoting competition and regulating monopolies. Ofgem is governed by an authority and its powers are provided for under the Gas Act 1986, the Electricity Act 1989 and the Utilities Act 2000.
Salient Systems provide Meter Operations and Data Collection system solutions. Our offer extends beyond systems solution provision through to assurance of successful, streamlined Elexon Qualification, rapid systems and service mobilisation, effective systems and business integration. Our solutions provide robust and flexible work management interfaces to our own or other field work management systems and to communications head-end systems in order to provide end-to-end support for all inspection or change required at the meter, including smart meter rollout/replacement activities.
Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get gas and electricity under control.
SPAA Ltd - Supply Point Administration Agreement (SPAA)
SPAA Limited is the corporate structure established by licensed gas supply companies working within the UK gas industry to manage the Supply Point Administration Agreement (SPAA). The SPAA has been created to provide a robust governance arrangement for making changes to the processes and procedures that are required to enable supplier-to-supplier inter-operability within the industry.
The term ‘Revenue Protection’ covers those activities to deter, detect and deal with illegal abstraction of gas and electricity by interference with a meter or the supply equipment. The UKRPA provides a forum for the exchange of information between bona fide parties involved in RP work and the promotion of their common interests. Associate membership is open to providers of services and products.
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The UK Metering Forum is a trade association open to owners and operators (managing agents) of both gas and electricity metering assets, operating as Meter Services Providers (MSPs).
It is mainly concerned with interfacing to UK and European legal metrology bodies, other relevant Industry bodies, other trade associations and with representation on standards bodies. It complements the Association of Meter Operators which deals with market issues relating to MSPs’ Meter Operation role.
Utiliteam is a specialist Utility-based consultancy that now has a number of pre-qualified “off-the-shelf” HH/NHH Meter Operations (MOP) companies for sale and these are potentially ready for immediate deployment. It should be noted that Balancing & Settlement Code (BSC) Qualification has been gained via the Utiliserve Managed Service which supports both Half Hourly and Non-Half Hourly electricity Meter Operations. As such, any prospective purchaser will be expected to use this same Managed Service to run their Industry inter-operability data services; else they are likely to be subjected to a rigorous BSC Re-Qualification exercise. So, if you are looking to (say) pick-up business as part of the GB smart meter roll-out programme which requires over 50 million smart meters to be installed, then this is your chance to acquire a pre-qualified “off-the-shelf” MOP business.
Wheatley have been integral to metering in the UK utilities sector for 25 years, delivering a full suite of market compliant metering software that play a business critical role for our customers and are a key part of the UK’s smart meter roll out. Wheatley’s proprietary software includes messaging solutions to perform MOP / MAM and MAP operations for electricity, gas and dual fuel; asset management software with the option to receive industry flows or other bi-lateral data exchanges for full MAP meter portfolio management and workforce management for the scheduling and management of field workers. All solutions can be delivered as stand-alone or integrated to perform end to end metering functions and are designed to quickly scale to support all sizes of customer.