2014 Outages

* Outage Type P = Planned U = Unplanned A = Actual

*P/U From To Reason for Outage Backlog Handling/Comments MKT System
Affected
Jurisdiction Affected System undergoing Outage
P 30/11/2014 08:00:00 30/11/2014 09:00:00 Essential Maintenance/

Housekeeping

During the outage Suppliers are requested not to issue Market Messages from their back-end billing systems. As there are low volumes of Market activity at the weekend, any impact will be negligible. TIBCO Market Messaging System NI & ROI Electricity Markets TIBCO
P 27/11/2014 06:15 27/11/2014 06:45 Apply a patch to the

Oracle Database

for the Extranet

No Backlog Issue. RMP Extranet

(Full Outage)

ROI Electricity Market RMP Extranet
P 15/11/2014 08:00 16/11/2014 22:00 NI Disaster Recovery Test. ROI & NI Suppliers should refrain from issuing market messages from their back-end billing systems during the outage.NI Suppliers should refrain from using the Market Website during the outage.

Low volumes of market messages are generated during the weekend so any impact will be negligible.

TIBCO Market Messaging System ROI & NI Electricity Markets TIBCO
P 09/11/2014 08:30 09/11/2014 16:00 RoI site switch for DR (Extranet

impacted in RoI) –

No outage to the Hub.

Messages inbound to Networks will queue in the central HUBOn restoration, all backlogged messages will flow as normal to clear. It is expected that the time to clear the backlog will be between 15 to 20 mins as at this time of outage there is usually a very low volume of messages processed by the Central Market System Central Market System/RMP Extranet. (Messages Will Queue) ROI Electricity Market SAP
U 06/11/2014 10:35 06/10/2014 13:33 RMP Extranet Unavailable No backlog issue. RMP Extranet (Full Outage) ROI Electricity Market RMP Extranet
U 05/11/2014 15:24 06/10/2014 10:26 No Actual Reading Market

Messages issuing.

This was related to a problem with the MVRS (Multi Vendor Reading System). The backlog of actual meter readings to be issued shall be cleared over the next few days. Central Market System (Reading receipts) ROI Electricity Market MVRS
P 26/10/2014 08:00 26/10/2014 15:00 POC for NIE Disaster Recovery. It is not envisaged that a backlog of messages will created. However in the unlikely event, any messages which are generated will be queued and automatically resent once the outage is complete. TIBCO Market Messaging System ROI & NI Electricity Markets TIBCO
P 19/10/2014 08:00 19/10/2014 12:00 Works are scheduled to

be carried out on behalf

of ESBN/NIE on

Sunday 19th October.

This work is to facilitate the entry of new entrants for the ROI Market, along with other technical updates. This work will impact the TIBCO Hub and will require an outage which will affect Suppliers operating in the NI/ROI electricity market.

During the outage Suppliers are requested not to issue any Market Messages. Any messages which are generated on the Supplier’s EMMA will be queued and automatically resent once the outage is complete

TIBCO Market Messaging System ROI & NI Electricity Markets TIBCO
U 13/10/2014 07:50 13/10/2014 11:00 Backlog of Market Message

issuing to

Market Participants.

ESBN have advised RMDS that there was an issue this morning which resulted in a backlog of Market Message issuing to Market Participants.During the outage Suppliers are requested not to issue any Market Messages. Any messages which are generated on the Central Market System ROI & NI Electricity Markets SAP
P 04/10/2014 09:00 04/10/2014 16:15 Click OSS Application will

not be available for the

duration of the site switch

As the Click OSS Application will not be available for the duration of the site switch, the appointment booking process will not be supported. Any attempt to create a Meter Works Service Order with an appointment, via the Public Website, between the hours of 09:00 and 16:15 will result in a rejection message (137R Market Message) and no further action will be taken with them. Meter Works Service Orders created without an appointment, will be held in a queue and processed on completion of the Site Switch at 16:15. Users are advised not to log any orders that require an appointment until the Site Switch has been successfully completed. RMP Extranet (Appointments) ROI Electricity Market CLICK
P 27/09/2014 19:00 29/09/2014 06:00 SAP Upgrade Outage SAP NI Electricity Market Only SAP
P 14/08/2014 09:00 29/07/2014 09:30 Application of

SAP PI Certificate.

Central Market System ROI Electricity Market SAP
U 29/07/2014 17:00 29/07/2014 TBA Extranet Outage to allow

a software upgrade.

RMP Extranet (Full Outage) ROI Electricity Market RMP Extranet
P 15/06/2014 08:00 15/06/2014 16:00 Outage to the ESB Networks

Central Market Systems on

to facilitate a Site Switch.

SAP Upgrade Outage.

Market Participants are advised that during the period of the outage outbound Market Messages to ESBN will not be processed, rather, they will be queued and processed on resumption of normal services. No inbound messages from ESBN will be sent during the period of the outage. Central Market System/RMP Extranet. (Messages Will Queue) ROI & NI Electricity Markets SAP
U 25/04/2014 14:00 25/04/2014 14:30 Central Market System

Essential Support

Maintenance work.

ESB Networks have advised that there will be a short outage in the internal links within the Central Market System in order to carry out essential support maintenance work.

Market Participants are advised that during the period of the outage outbound Market Messages to ESBN will not be processed, rather, they will be queued and processed on resumption of normal services. No inbound messages from ESBN will be sent during the period of the outage.

Central Market System ROI Electricity Market SAP
P 13/04/2014 08:00 13/04/2014 11:00 Outage to ESB Networks

Central Market Systems

Outage to ESB Networks Central Market Systems to facilitate a Firewall upgrade and will affect access to all ESB Sites including the Extranet. Central Market System/RMP Extranet. (Messages Will Queue) ROI Electricity Market ESB Website Firewall
P 29/03/2014 08:00 29/03/2014 18:00 Central Market System Outage. Inbound messages to ESBN will be queued in Tibco, during the outage of SAP PI. Once SAP PI is back up, messages will resume through SAP PI into Networks SAP. Outbound messages will queue in Networks SAP until such time as SAP PI is back up and running. Central Market System ROI & NI Electricity Markets SAP
P 09/03/2014 09:00 09/03/2014 12:00 Central Market System

Outage- Maintenance work.

Market Participants are advised that during the period of the outage outbound Market Messages to ESBN will not be processed, rather, they will be queued and processed on resumption of normal services. No inbound messages from ESBN will be sent during the period of the outage. Central Market System ROI Electricity Market SAP