Formal title: Disconnection of Energised Metering Systems

Current Status

CPC Consultation
Committee Decision
Awaiting Implementation


BSCP515 sets out the process to follow in the event of a disconnection. It requires that before a metering system can be disconnected it must be de-energised. This requirement can be complied with in most cases, but sometimes the LDSO is required to disconnect at short notice, and it is the priority of the LDSO to make the supply safe and is unable to follow the de-energisation process. Currently BSCP515 does not recognise cases where supply needs to be disconnected at short notice resulting in LDSOs failing the BSC audit. CP1184 proposes to amend BSCP515 to permit LDSOs to disconnect a supply that is in an energised state. This will be done with liaison with the Meter Operator Agent (MOA), either before or after disconnection, so that final readings and removal of the meter can be communicated. Hence when the LDSO disconnects in short notice situations it will not be an audit failure.


CP1184 was raised on 8 December 2006. Following comments received from Industry Impact Assessment (CPC00594), CP1184 v2. 0 was raised. CP1184 v2. 0 seeks to address the comments raised by respondents and provide details of the proposed redline document changes to BSCP515. CP1184 v2. 0 was issued for Industry Impact Assessment as part of CPC00596. CP1184 v2. 0 was presented to the SVG for decision on Progression on the 27 March 2007, where they approved the CP for inclusion in the November 2007 Release.


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