RMDS

2022 Outages

* Outage Type P = Planned U = Unplanned R= Release Events PO= Postponed

Outages in Red have not yet taken place. Outages in Black have completed.

Previous Years Outages – 2021 2020 2019 2018

*P/U From To Reason for Outage Backlog Handling/Comments MKT System
Affected
Systems Undergoing Outage
P

15/05/2022

10:00

15/05/2022

14:00

Configuring ‘availability zones’ for the API Gateway (API-M) in Azure to increase uptime and tolerance to local failures MPRN Enquiry Web Service

Retail Central Market System

SAP Gateway Server
P

15/05/2022

07:00

15/05/2022

16:00

To facilitate Essential Security Patching Market Messages inbound to ESB Networks will queue in the central HUB and be processed on resumption of normal service. The facility to book appointments via RMP Extranet shall be unavailable during the outage. Calls to the MPRN Enquiry Web Service will also be impacted as a result.

Retail Central Market System

SAP IS-U\SAP PO\SAP NGP
P

15/05/2022

03:00

15/05/2022

05:00

To facilitate Essential Security Patching MPRN Enquiry Web Service

Retail Central Market System

SAP Gateway Server 
P

09/05/2022

08:00

09/05/2022

14:30

To facilitate changes to the Meter Data Management System required for the deployment of the new Smart Meter (RM107) Data flow between the Central Market System and the Meter Data Management System will queue and will be processed on resumption of normal service.

Retail Central Market System

Meter Data Management System
P

24/04/2022

08:00

24/04/2022

16:00

To facilitate Essential Security Patching Market Messages inbound to ESB Networks will queue in the central HUB and be processed on resumption of normal service. The facility to book appointments via RMP Extranet shall be unavailable during the outage. Calls to the MPRN Enquiry Web Service will also be impacted as a result.

Retail Central Market System

SAP IS-U\SAP PO
P

17/04/2022

03:00

17/04/2022

05:00

To facilitate Essential Security Patching MPRN Enquiry Web Service

Retail Central Market System

SAP Gateway Server
P

20/03/2022

03:00

20/03/2022

05:00

To facilitate Essential Security Patching MPRN Enquiry Web Service

Retail Central Market System

SAP Gateway Server
P

13/03/2022

10:00

13/03/2022

16:00

To facilitate middleware update to WebSphere 9 and Server OS upgrades classified as maintenance tasks RMP Extranet shall be unavailable during the outage. Calls to the MPRN Enquiry Web Service will also be impacted as a result.

Retail Central Market System

Internal IIS server upgrade to Windows 2016; External facing DMZ’s upgrade to Windows 2016;  DSW and RMP Database upgraded to Oracle 19c;  Middleware upgrade to WebSphere.
PO

20/02/2022

10:00

20/02/2022

11:30

Configuring ‘availability zones’ for the API Gateway (API-M) in Azure to increase uptime and tolerance to local failures MPRN Enquiry Web Service

Retail Central Market System

SAP Gateway Server
P

20/02/2022

08:00

20/02/2022

16:00

To facilitate Essential Security Patching and other maintenance tasks Market Messages inbound to ESB Networks will queue in the central HUB and be processed on resumption of normal service. The RMP Extranet shall be unavailable during the outage. Calls to the MPRN Enquiry Web Service will also be impacted as a result.

Retail Central Market System

SAP IS-U\SAP PO\SAP NGP
P

20/02/2022

03:00

20/02/2022

05:00

To facilitate Essential Security Patching MPRN Enquiry Web Service

Retail Central Market System

SAP Gateway Server
P

24/01/2022

08:00

24/01/2022

15:00

To facilitate an essential upgrade and other maintenance tasks Data flow between the Central Market System and the Meter Data Management System (MDMS) will queue and will be processed on resumption of normal service.

Retail Central Market System

Meter Data Management System (MDMS)
P

20/01/2022

07:00

20/01/2022

08:00

To facilitate configuration change to the API Gateway (API-M) MPRN Enquiry Web Service

Retail Central Market System

SAP Gateway Server
P

16/01/2022

07:00

16/01/2022

18:00

To facilitate Essential Security Patching and other maintenance tasks Market Messages inbound to ESB Networks will queue in the central HUB and be processed on resumption of normal service. The facility to book appointments via RMP Extranet shall be unavailable during the outage. Calls to the MPRN Enquiry Web Service will also be impacted as a result.

Retail Central Market System

SAP IS-U\SAP PO\SAP NGP
P

16/01/2022

03:00

16/01/2022

05:00

To facilitate Essential Security Patching MPRN Enquiry Web Service

Retail Central Market System

SAP Gateway Server

MCR1213 – Interim Retail Market Microgen Solution

In January 2021, the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) published its
consultation paper on a new Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS) with a ‘Summary Report of
Submissions Received’ paper published by DECC in June 2021. The MSS proposed the introduction
of a ‘Clean Export Guarantee’ and a ‘Clean Export Premium’ to support the take-up of
microgeneration in Ireland.

As per CRU’s updated IRMM Working Group Roadmap presented at the IRMM Working Group 5
meeting on 14 October 2021, ESB Networks has now updated draft MDR1213 to reflect the
publication of CRU’s ‘Interim Clean Export Guarantee’ decision (CRU/21/131) which was published
on 1 December 2021.

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DR1213 – Interim Retail Market Microgen Solution

In January 2021, the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) published its
consultation paper on a new Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS) with a ‘Summary Report of
Submissions Received’ paper published by DECC in June 2021. The MSS proposed the introduction
of a ‘Clean Export Guarantee’ and a ‘Clean Export Premium’ to support the take-up of
microgeneration in Ireland.

As per CRU’s updated IRMM Working Group Roadmap presented at the IRMM Working Group 5
meeting on 14 October 2021, ESB Networks has now updated draft MDR1213 to reflect the
publication of CRU’s ‘Interim Clean Export Guarantee’ decision (CRU/21/131) which was published
on 1 December 2021.

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IGG Meeting – 02.03.2022

EVENT NAMEIGG
DATE02.03.2022
TIME10:30 – 12:30
LOCATIONConference Call
DESCRIPTIONIGG 10:30 – 12:30

IGG Conference Call – 02.02.2022

EVENT NAMEIGG Conference Call
DATE02.02.2022
TIME15:00 – 16:00
LOCATIONN/A
DESCRIPTIONRegular IGG Conference Call

RMDS Statistics – 2021

  • New Entrants / Re-qualifications
  • Change Control (DRs / MCRs)
  • IGG Actions
  • Market Outages

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IGG Meeting – 12.01.2022

EVENT NAMEIGG
DATE12.01.2022
TIME10:30 – 12:30
LOCATIONConference Call
DESCRIPTIONIGG 10:30 – 12:30

IGG Conference Call – 01.12.2021

Event NameIGG Conference Call
Date01.12.2021
Time15:00 – 16:00
LocationN/A
DescriptionRegular IGG Conference Call

IGG, ReMCoWG, CDA – 03.11.2021

EVENT NAMECDA, ReMCoWG, IGG
DATE03.11.2021
TIME10:30 – 15:30
LOCATIONConference Calls
DESCRIPTIONIGG 10:30 – 12:30, ReMCoWG 13:00 – 14:00,
CDA 14:00 – 15:30

MCR1214 – Interim Metering Responsibilities for DSO Connected Battery Storage

In the Retail Market there are currently no policies or mechanism to identify and treat Battery Storage units differently to any other type of generator.

Following discussions, EirGrid has agreed, as an interim measure, to act as the Meter Data Provider for Battery Storage Units. EirGrid will poll the DSO connected battery storage sites and provide the import and export data to SEMO in a single data stream under a Generator Unit ID, as required by SEMO.

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IGG Conference Call – 29.09.2021

Event NameIGG Conference Call
Date29.09.2021
Time15:00 – 16:00
LocationN/A
DescriptionRegular IGG Conference Call

DR1214 – Interim Metering Responsibilities for Battery Storage

In the Retail Market there are currently no policies or mechanism to identify and treat Battery Storage units differently to any other type of generator.

Following discussions, EirGrid has agreed, as an interim measure, to act as the Meter Data Provider for Battery Storage Units. EirGrid will poll the DSO connected battery storage sites and provide the import and export data to SEMO in a single data stream under a Generator Unit ID, as required by SEMO.

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CDA, ReMCoWG, IGG – 25.08.2021

EVENT NAMECDA, ReMCoWG, IGG
DATE25.08.2021
TIME10:30 – 15:30
LOCATIONConference Calls
DESCRIPTIONCDA 10:30 – 12:00, ReMCoWG 12:30 – 13:30,
IGG 13:30 – 15:30

IGG Conference Call – 21.07.2021

Event NameIGG Conference Call
Date21.07.2021
Time15:00 – 16:00
LocationN/A
DescriptionRegular IGG Conference Call

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