CP1594 CP Consultation relating to older metering communication types

Older metering communication types are quickly becoming redundant and are being replaced by newer communication types. Elexon are proposing to create an approvals process to allow for the managed end dating of older technologies, such as Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Circuit Switched Data (CSD) and subsequently 2G.


Who will this impact?

CP1594 is expected to impact:

  • Suppliers
  • Generators
  • SVA HH Meter Operator Agents
  • Data Collectors

What is proposed?

The solution will involve creating an approvals process similar to the Compliance and Protocol Approval procedure found in BSC Procedure (BSCP) 601 ‘Metering Protocol Approval and Compliance Testing’, focusing on updating metering communication technologies. This initiative intends to simplify introducing new communication methods and phasing out old ones.

CP1594 establishes a central management process for communication methods without immediately purging existing data methods, except for the planned discontinuation of Circuit Switched Data (CSD) and Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) by the end of 2025, to reduce impact on participants and allow a streamlined review post-implementation


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