Formal title: Reading validation for smart Meters

Current Status

CPC Consultation
Committee Decision
Awaiting Implementation


CP1417 proposes to amend BSCP504 4.1 to place a high-level requirement on Suppliers to check for faults and prevent clock-drift when remotely contacting Meters. BSCP504 4.2 also needs amending to allow the Supplier to carry out pre-validation checks, add remote disablement to the list of valid conditions giving rise to zero Meter Advances; an add an equivalent obligation for Suppliers to act upon error flags from remotely read Meters. A mechanism will also be required for the Supplier to notify the NHHDC of readings from remotely disabled sites, so that zero advances do not fail validation.


CP1417 was raised by Elexon on 10 June 2014. CP1417 was presented to the SVG as part of the New Change progression plan on 1 July 2014 and was issued for CP Impact Assessment on 7 July 2014. CP1417 was approved by the SVG  at its meeting on 2 September 2014 and implemented on 25 June 2015 as part of the June 2015 BSC Release.


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