Dublin, Ireland --- (METERING.COM) --- June 26, 2007 - The procedure for the provision of metered data in Ireland’s all-island Single Electricity Market (SEM) has been set out by Ireland’s regulatory authorities, the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) and the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR).

The Procedure, which expands on the provisions in the Metering Code, deals with the provision of meter data for Supplier Units, Trading Site Supplier Units, Associated Supplier Units, Generator Units, Pumped Storage Units, Demand Side Units, and Net Inter-Jurisdictional Import. This includes the high-level requirements to respond to data queries, settlement queries and disputes, but not the timelines (which are detailed elsewhere).

The business requirements for meter data in the SEM, for which meter data providers are required to submit relevant data are:

  • Ex-Post Indicative Price Setting (every calendar day + 1 calendar day after settlement day)
  • Ex-Post Indicative Settlement (every week day + 1 week day after settlement day)
  • Initial Price Setting (every calendar day + 3 calendar days after settlement day)
  • Initial Settlement (every week day + 4 week days after settlement day)
  • First Resettlement (every week day + 4 months)
  • Second Resettlement (every week day + 13 months)
  • Query generation process (as under Agreed Procedure 13 “Query Generation”)
  • Dispute process (as under Agreed Procedure 14 “Disputes”).

There are no requirements for a settlement day’s meter data before the end of the settlement day. All other requirements by the Market Operator for meter data, such as for the calculation of Capacity Payments and Charges, and updating Credit Cover, will be satisfied if timely delivery of meter data for the above business requirements is met.