MCR 1044 Removal of Cooling off Period

To remove the cooling off period from enduring solution systems design for all domestic changes of Supplier, both credit metered and prepayment.

This proposal also allows the Supplier to submit the registration market message after the cooling off period has completed. For domestic credit metered registrations the 010 market message can include the readings collected at the point of sale ie at the start of the cooling off period and the effective date of the CoS will be the day following the date of the reading. Where a scheduled reading is received after the date of the reading received on the 010, ( which can be up to 10 days before registration receipt), and before the CoS completion market messages are issued (after the 2 day delay period), it will be used as the transfer reading and the CoS effective date will be the following day. Under NIE’s proposal for keypad non-visit Cos, documented under DR1031, the readings cannot be provided on the 010.

With the removal of the cooling off period from the registration window it becomes necessary to include a period, following the validation of the registration market message but prior to the issue by NIE of completion market messages, to allow the Old and New Suppliers to submit debt contac for non-domestic registrations in NI.

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