Formal title: Changes to allowable software for Method 3 Proving Tests

Current Status

CPC Consultation
Committee Decision


CP1448 proposes changes to BSCP502 and BSCP514 such that it will be a requirement for the Half Hourly Meter Operator Agent (HHMOA) to use data retrieval software that is approved under BSCP601 ‘Metering Protocol Approval and Compliance Testing’ for proving test Method 3.

This aligns with CP1439 and removes the risk to Settlement where unauthorised software may be used for a proving test. In addition, ensuring that only protocol approved software is used in proving tests to dial live Meters in Settlement significantly reduces the threat of data corruption.


CP1448 was raised by Elexon on 9 September 2015. The CP1448 Progression paper was presented to the SVG at its meeting on 29 September 2015 and issued for CP Consultation on 5 October 2015, with responses due by 30 October 2015. CP1448 was rejected by the SVG at its meeting on 5 January 2016.

Next Events

CP1448 was rejected by the SVG at its meeting on 5 January 2016.


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