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APX-ENDEX
APX-ENDEX is an energy exchange, operating spot and futures markets for electricity and natural gas in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Belgium.

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APX Power Markets
APX provides a comprehensive suite of wholesale power market solutions and services.

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Argus
Argus European Electricity provides daily OTC power price assessments, commentary as well as extensive market-moving news.

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AAHEDC - Assistance for Areas with High Electricity Distribution Costs Scheme Tariffs

The Assistance for Areas with High Electricity Distribution Costs Scheme was introduced in the Energy Act 2004. The intention of the Scheme is to reduce the costs to consumers of the distribution of electricity in certain areas. Currently the only Specified Area is the North of Scotland. National Grid therefore recovers an Assistance Amount through the Scheme, which is passed to the Relevant Distributor in the Specified Area, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution Ltd. This enables distribution charges to be reduced.

AAHEDC Tariffs: http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Electricity/Charges/aahedc/

 

Association of Meter Operators
The Association of Meter Operators is the trade association representing its members.

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Bloomberg

Market data provider

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BSUoS Charges

National Grid recovers the costs of balancing the System through BSUoS charges.

The Statement of the Use of System Charging Methodology includes a detailed methodology for the calculation of daily BSUoS charges, some worked examples, and information on timing of BSUoS Charges and financial settlement.

The Statement of the Balancing Services Use of System Charging Methodology can be found: http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Electricity/Balancing/bsuos/

 

Climate Change Levy - HM Revenue & Customs

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CCL is a tax on the taxable supply of specified energy products (taxable commodities) for use as fuels that is for lighting, heating and power, by business consumers including consumers in:

  • industry
  • commerce
  • agriculture
  • public administration
  • other services

CCL does not apply to taxable commodities supplied for use by domestic consumers or to charities for non-business use.

 

Cornwall Associates
Cornwall Energy provides informed, independent energy market analysis and advice for market participants, service providers and policy makers.

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Data Communication Company (DCC)

The role of the DCC is to provide communication services between smart meters and the business systems of energy suppliers, network operators and other authorised service users.  To achieve this, the DCC will put in place the shared data and communications infrastructure necessary for smart meters.


Data Transfer Catalogue

MRA Data Transfer Catalogue (DTC). The DTC accommodates the inter-operational exchange of information enabling effective interface between industry participants.

 

Department of Energy & Climate Change

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Dieter Helm CBE
Dieter Helm is an economist specialising in utilities, infrastructure, regulation and the environment, and concentrating on the energy, water, communications and transport sectors primarily in Britain and Europe. He is a Professor at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College, Oxford.

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Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA)

The Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) was established as a multi-party contract between the licensed electricity distributors, suppliers and generators of Great Britain. It is concerned with the use of the electricity distribution systems to transport electricity to or from connections to them.  It is a requirement that all licensed electricity distributors and suppliers become parties to the DCUSA.

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DUoS Charges from the Energy Networks Association

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Energy Networks Association (ENA) represents the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland. Members control and maintain the critical national infrastructure that delivers these vital services into homes and businesses.

Electricity distribution network operators have collectively agreed a common template for their distribution use of system charges (DUoS) and are available form the ENA site.

 

Energy statistics: DUKES - Digest of UK Energy Statistics

The Digest, sometimes known as DUKES, is an essential source of energy information. It contains:
•extensive tables, charts and commentary
•separate sections on coal, petroleum, gas, electricity, renewables and combined heat and power
•a comprehensive picture of energy production and use over the last five years, with key series taken back to 1970.

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ElectraLink
The Data Transfer Service (DTS) is provided by ElectraLink on a regulated basis to support the efficient operation of all participants in the UK utilities sector.

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Elexon
ELEXON delivers the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC).

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Elexon Charges

ELEXON’s costs and the contracted costs of BSC Agents are paid for by BSC Parties as described in Section D of the BSC. The amount each BSC Party pays (Funding Shares) depends on their market role and the volume of energy they generate, supply or trade.

Schedule of Charges: Schedule of Charges

Elexon charges information can be found at:
https://www.elexon.co.uk/bsc-related-documents/bsc-costs-charges/

 

European Commission – Energy - http://ec.europa.eu/energy/index_en.htm

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Feed-in Tariffs

The Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme was introduced on 1 April 2010, under powers in the Energy Act 2008. Through the use of FITs, DECC hopes to encourage deployment of additional small-scale (less than 5MW) low-carbon electricity generation, particularly by organisations, businesses, communities and individuals that have not traditionally engaged in the electricity market.

This will allow many people to invest in small-scale low-carbon electricity, in return for a guaranteed payment from an electricity supplier of their choice for the electricity they generate and use as well as a guaranteed payment for unused surplus electricity they export back to the grid.

FITs work alongside the Renewables Obligation (RO) – which is currently the primary mechanism to support deployment of large-scale renewable electricity generation – and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which supports generation of heat from renewable sources at all scales.

 

GlobalView - http://www.gvsi.com/about/market_focus.asp
GlobalView focuses on servicing the data management needs of the energy industry.

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ICIS Heren - http://www.icis.com/heren/
ICIS Heren is the specialist information provider for the gas, power, carbon and coal markets.

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LEBA - http://www.leba.org.uk

The London Energy Brokers' Association was formed in 2003 in affiliation with the Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association (www.wmba.org.uk) to represent wholesale markets broking firms active in the Over the Counter (OTC) and exchange traded UK and liberalised European energy markets.

LEBA Market Data Service

One of LEBA’s principle activities is the collection, validation and distribution of a rapidly growing set of aggregated transaction indexes and benchmark forward curves. These currently cover gas, power, coal and carbon, and have gained rapid industry acceptance due to a consistent methodology and their verifiable underlying transactions.

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Line Loss Factors

As energy travels from the point of production to the end user, some of it is ‘lost’ on the system. Under the BSC arrangements there are two ways in which these losses are accounted for:
•Losses on the low voltage Distribution Networks are allocated through the use of Line Loss Factors (LLFs).
•Losses on the high voltage Transmission System are allocated across BSC Parties through the use of Transmission Loss Multipliers (TLMs).

Line Loss Factors (LLFs) are multipliers which are used to scale energy consumed or generated in order to account for losses on the UK’s Distribution Networks. There are two types of Line Loss Factor: Central Volume Allocation (CVA) LLFs and Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) LLFs.

Information:
http://www.elexon.co.uk/reference/technical-operations/losses/

Data:
All LLF data is published on the ELEXON Portal:

https://www.elexonportal.co.uk

 

Major Energy Users’ Council – MEUC - http://www.meuc.co.uk/utilities-covered
MEUC keeps members constantly updated on purchasing opportunities, changes to contract terms and conditions and industry and government plans for the future. Meetings give regular informal access to the various suppliers.

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Market Domain Data (MDD)

Market Domain Data is the central repository of reference data used by Suppliers, Supplier Agents and Licensed Distribution System Operators (LDSOs) in the retail electricity market. It is essential to the operation of Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) Trading Arrangements. MDD is produced by the Supplier Volume Allocation Agent (SVAA) in the form of Data Transfer Network (DTN) flows D0269 (Market Domain Data Complete Set) and D0270 (Market Domain Data Incremental Set).

 

MarketResearch.com - http://www.marketresearch.com/Heavy-Industry-c1595/Energy-Resources-c82/Utilities-c153/
MarketResearch.com is the world's largest and continuously updated collection of market research.

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Meteo Group - http://www.meteogroup.co.uk/uk/home/services-for-business/energy.html
MeteoGroup is the leading independent supplier of weather information to the European energy market, with a comprehensive range of services tailored bespoke to market needs.

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Met Office - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

The Met Office is the UK's National Weather Service.

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MRASCo - http://www.mrasco.com/
The Master Registration Agreement is the multi-party agreement between all licensed electricity Distribution Businesses and Suppliers. It sets out terms for the provision of Metering Point Administration Services (MPAS Registrations), and procedures in relation to the Change of Supplier to any premise/metering point.

The MRA Service Company (MRASCo) is a joint-venture company established and maintained by all MRA parties. Its role is to administer the MRA and undertake any development activities required by the UK electricity retail processes under the scope of the Agreement. MRASCo provides the secretariat functions to support the MRA Executive Committee, the delivery of the MRASCo services are contracted to Gemserv Limited under a Service Agreement managed by the MRA Executive Committee.

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National Grid Company - http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Electricity/Data/Realtime/Demand/
National Grid owns the electricity transmission network in England and Wales and operate the entire transmission system throughout Great Britain.

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TNUoS tariffs and guides can be obtained from the National Grid site at: http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Electricity/Charges/usefulinfo/
 

NASDAQ OMX - http://www.nasdaqomx.com/whatwedo/trading/commodities/
NASDAQ OMX Commodities are creating a global financial centre for energy related derivatives and carbon. NASDAQ OMX Commodities is a business area built on the recently completed acquisition of Nord Pool ASA, now named NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe.

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N2NX - http://www.n2ex.com/

In January 2010, NASDAQ OMX Commodities and Nord Pool Spot announced the successful launch of N2EX, a new market for UK energy contracts. The UK physical power market solution, including technical trading and clearing, a regulatory framework, clearing procedures and Elexon approvals of clearinghouse requirements, was launched 12 January 2010.

N2EX is not a legal entity, but the name of the market which NASDAQ OMX Commodities and Nord Pool Spot operate in the UK. NASDAQ OMX Clearing is the authorized clearinghouse

NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe opened the market for trading UK power futures 31 January 2011.The UK power futures contracts are listed and traded on the commodity derivatives exchange NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe. The N2EX day-ahead auction is the reference price for the UK power futures.

The N2EX spot market was launched 5 April 2011, completing the market offering of physical power products to be traded on the UK day-ahead auction, and the continuously traded prompt and spot markets.
•The physical market is operated jointly by Nord Pool Spot and NASDAQ OMX Commodities
•The futures market is operated by NASDAQ OMX Commodities

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NETA Reports - http://www.netareports.com/
NETA Reports is a web service that provides access to data from the British wholesale electricity market under licence arrangements with Elexon. Using this web site and associated software services it is possible to view notification, metering and settlement data from the British wholesale electricity market.

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Non-Fossil Purchasing Agency - http://www.nfpa.co.uk/index.html

Non-Fossil Purchasing Agency Limited (NFPA) has been involved in renewable energy since 1990 - through administration of generation contracts awarded under the Non-Fossil Fuel Orders (NFFOs).

More recently, its sister company, NFPA Scotland Limited, has become responsible for the administration of contracts awarded through the Scottish Renewables Order (SROs) - the NFFO equivalent in Scotland.

Regular on-line auctions are held for the sale of power and associated Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs), Climate Change Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) and Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin Certificates (REGOs).

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OFGEM - http://www.ofgem.gov.uk
OFGEM regulates the electricity and gas markets in Great Britain.

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Platts - http://www.platts.com/Products-Services/Electric-Power-Prices#Market-Coverage
Market data provider. Platts helps you navigate the electricity industry by providing global electric power prices and market data.

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 Renewables Obligation Scheme

The RO places a mandatory requirement on licensed UK electricity suppliers to source a specified and annually increasing proportion of electricity they supply to customers from eligible renewable sources or pay a penalty. The scheme is administered by Ofgem who issue Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) to electricity generators in relation to the amount of eligible renewable electricity they generate. Generators sell their ROCs to suppliers or traders which allows them to receive a premium in addition to the wholesale electricity price.

Suppliers present ROCs to Ofgem to demonstrate their compliance with the obligation. Where they do not present sufficient ROCs, suppliers have to pay a penalty known as the buy-out price. This is set at £40.71 per ROC for 2012/13 (linked to RPI). The money collected by Ofgem in the buy-out fund is recycled on a pro-rata basis to suppliers who presented ROCs. Suppliers that do not present ROCs pay into the buy-out fund at the buy-out price, but do not receive any portion of the recycled fund.

 

SalesForce.com - http://www.salesforce.com/uk
SalesForce.com is a leading provider of sales automation software. EDW have configured on behalf of customers a number of deployments of SalesForce.com for the provision of retail electricity prospecting, Marketing, prospect databases and sales process automation.

SalesForce.com utility companies UK deployments:

  • British Gas Services
  • Dong Energy
  • British Gas Business
  • Haven Power
  • SmartestEnergy
  • Business Advisory Service
  • Electricity4business
  • Npower

 

RCRC Charges

Residual Cashflow Reallocation Cashflow (RCRC) is to cover balancing costs in the last 15 minutes before gate closure. The charge is for each half-hour, and may be positive or negative. For all Settlement Periods, the Total Residual Cashflow (TRC) is calculated as being the sum of all energy imbalance charges across all parties and accounts. This value represents the total amount of money to be redistributed (or collected) via the Residual Cashflow Reallocation Cashflow (RCRC). Each party will be allocated a Residual Cashflow Reallocation Proportion (RCRP) of the TRC for both of its accounts (Production and Consumption). AKA Beer Fund.

RCRC information can be found at: https://www.elexon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/rcrc_guidance_v3.0_cgi.pdf

 

Transmission Losses

As energy travels from the point of production to the end user, some of it is ‘lost’ on the system. Under the BSC arrangements there are two ways in which these losses are accounted for:
•Losses on the low voltage Distribution Networks are allocated through the use of Line Loss Factors (LLFs).
•Losses on the high voltage Transmission System are allocated across BSC Parties through the use of Transmission Loss Multipliers (TLMs).


Under the BSC arrangements Transmission Loss Multipliers (TLMs) are applied to BM Unit Metered Volumes as a means of scaling to account for losses on the Transmission System. The formulas for calculating Transmission Loss Multipliers are set out in BSC Section T, Paragraph 2.3.1.

Historic Transmission Loss Multipliers data can be downloaded from the ELEXON Portal, as well as historic Estimated Transmission Loss Adjustment (ETLMOs), which are parameters set for the purposes of BMRS reporting.

Information:
http://www.elexon.co.uk/reference/technical-operations/losses/

Data:
All  data is published on the ELEXON Portal:

https://www.elexonportal.co.uk

 

Utilitypeople - http://www.utilitypeopleuk.com/

Utilitypeople are specialist for energy industry recruitment. Utility People deliver a uniquely personal, professional

and intuitive energy recruitment service for employers and candidates.

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VAT - HM Revenue & Customs

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There are different rates of VAT, depending on the type of goods or services your business provides. At the moment there are three different rates. They are:

  • standard rate - 20 per cent
  • reduced rate - 5 per cent
  • zero rate - 0 per cent.

There are also some goods and services that are:

  • exempt - so no VAT is charged on them
  • outside the scope of the UK VAT system altogether.
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