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Monthly Archives: October 2010


DR 1032 – Alignment of Meter Configuration Codes

It was agreed at harmonisation that Meter Configuration Codes (MCC) would remain as per those used in both NI and RoI. This Discussion Request proposes that NIE aligns its current MC codes to reflect the registers used at any specific meter…

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DR 1034 – Change of Use to Non-Domestic – No Meter Changes Required

Currently there is process in the interim solution that allows a domestic customer of NIEES to register as a non-domestic customer of a Supplier who is not certified for the domestic market. The process is seen as being unwieldy and overly…

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DR 1035 – Use of Free Text Field on N131C Market Message

Currently in the interim solution on completion of a fieldwork visit by NIE in response to a Supplier fieldwork request “to investigate physical metering”, NIE issues an N131C market message to the Supplier, but the Supplier is not provided with…

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DR 1036 – Use of Customer Number when searching MPRN website for First Domestic CoS

Currently in the domestic first CoS process in the interim solution, Suppliers obtain the legacy system customer number from the customer and use this 7 digit number to access the MPRN website in order to generate an MPRN. Problems have…

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MCR 1022 – Removal of EAC/AAC Effective From Dates from Data Aggregation Audit Logs

This Discussion Request proposes that the Estimated Usage Factor (EUF (EAC)) and Actual Usage Factor (AUF (AAC)) Effective From Dates are not to be included in the NIE Audit Logs produced by Data Aggregation. Click here to open the document.

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MCR 1018 – To Allow Supplier Provided Readings received after 12 months to be validated in the same w

This Discussion Request proposes to remove the rule for NI which allows readings which have been provided by a Supplier, after a period of more than 12 months since previous readings, to be regarded as valid unless they are lower…

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MCR 1016 – Use Market Message for Ungrouped Unmetered MPRNs only. Grouped Unmetered MPRN and associated Unmetered MPRNs to be Processed Manually

This Discussion Request proposes the introduction of a Group MPRN level for unmetered sites. A new Group MPRN will be created for all MPRNs that are associated with the same customer. The Group MPRN and associated MPRNs will be available…

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MCR 1015 – Remove Field Name ”PostCodeMPA” on Relevant Market Messages and Revert Back to the Original Field Name ”PostCode”

This Discussion Request proposes that the introduction of “PostCodeMPA” field for meter point addresses i.e. the Variable PostCodeMPA in the MeterPointAddress (Address Type) be changed back to “PostCode” and that the pattern check validation is removed for MeterPointAddress (Address Type)…

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MCR 1014 – Change the format of the DUoS and Transactional Supplier Invoices and MPRN level details

This Discussion Request proposes that NIE adopts the same format as ESB for DUoS and Transactional invoices and backing detail. NIE currently produce the following outputs: • A header page showing the total of the charge amount before VAT, the…

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MCR 1012 – Removal of 303R Market Message for Implausible Reads. Only use 303R Market Message to Reject Invalid Metering Read Details on Supplier Provided Reads

This discussion request proposes that NIE further harmonises on the use of market message 303R. It was originally agreed at harmonisation that NIE would use the 303R market message to reject Supplier Provided Readings on market messages 010, 016 and…

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MCR 1011 – Use 507 and 507C Market Message for Designated Disputes in DUoS Billing with 5% Invoice Value Rule Retained

This Discussion Request proposes the introduction of 507 and 507C market messages for Designated DUoS Disputes where the Supplier disputes amount exceeds 5% of the total invoice in NI as per the NIE Distribution Use of System Agreement. This will…

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MCR 1010 – Hold Change of Supplier requests until Old Supplier fieldwork has been Completed or Cancel

This Discussion Request proposes that where NIE receives a Change of Supplier request and there is existing outstanding fieldwork from the Old Supplier NIE will hold the Change of Supplier request until the fieldwork has been cancelled or completed. NIE…

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MCR 1009 – Removal of Cleansed Address Indicator

This Discussion Request proposes that NIE will not adopt a cleansed address indicator process for Meter Point Address maintenance when a Change to Customer details market message 013 is received. The adoption of this process would have meant that once…

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MCR 1006 – Retain MPRN on change of voltage from LV to HV

When a change of voltage is required at the customer’s meter NIE terminates the existing Low Voltage (LV) MPRN and assigns a new MPRN for the High Voltage (HV) connection. This Discussion Request proposes to maintain the same MPRN and…

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MCR 1004 – Supplier to use the MCC on 010 New Connection Registration Market Message as agreed by customer at the New Connection Application stage

Currently in NI the Supplier agrees the Meter Configuration Code (MCC) with the customer and must provide it on the New Connection Registration Request (010). The registration request will be rejected if the code is not present or is not…

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