CP1579 ‘Allowing HHDCs to undergo Protocol Approval before completing Qualification’
Formal title: Allowing HHDCs to undergo Protocol Approval before completing Qualification
This Change Proposal will allow Half Hourly Data Collectors (HHDCs) and Asset Metering Half Hourly Data Collectors (AMHHDCs) to undergo Protocol Approval before or during the Qualification process.
The BSCP601 ‘Metering Protocol Approval and Compliance Testing’ requires Asset Metering Virtual Lead Parties (AMVLPs), Half Hourly Data Collectors (HHDCs), Asset Metering Half Hourly Data Collectors (AMHHDCs) and other Asset Metering Equipment users to be Qualified before applying for Compliance Testing and Protocol Approval.
This results in a time gap between when the HHDCs and AMHHDCs are able to operate in the market and completing Protocol Approval.
This could also result in a risk that HHDCs accept appointments before completing Protocol Approval leading to them operating using a Protocol that they have not yet received Protocol Approval for.