Changes to profile class 05 - 08 electricity meter classifications (Modification P272)
As part of an industry-wide mandatory change, all energy suppliers need to comply with the requirements affecting all customers with profile class 5 – 8 meters where advanced meter reading capability is in place.
These meters will no longer be settled as Non Half-Hourly (NHH) with the usual register meter reads. Instead they will be settled as Half Hourly (HH) using batches of HH data. These changes are being introduced as part of a modification known as P272. The deadline change over date for all advanced meters is 1st April 2017.
Any advanced metered 05-08 profile contracts that are up for renewal before April 17 can only be offered a new Half Hourly contract either as a Whole Current (WC) or Current Transformer (CT) dependent on the supply type.
All advanced metered contracts that expire after April 17 will have their current contract changed from a NHH contract to a new HH contract ensuring we can correctly settle the sites.
If you are currently a 05-08 profile customer and your meter is not advanced then we will endeavor to contact you separately to arrange for the appropriate meter upgrade.
Please note: Customers with a ‘Current Transformer’ contract should also receive a communication from their Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to confirm their Maximum Import Capacity. You may want to review the figure they set to make sure they’re right for your business as you could be charged if you exceed them.
For further information please visit the OFGEM website or speak to your usual Gazprom Energy contact.