Part 10 Implementation: Proposed changes to the registry ICP switching process
NOTE: On 16 May 2012 the Authority amended Appendix B of the consultation paper.
About this consultation
The Authority has approved a new Part 10 and associated amendments to Parts 1, 11 and 15 to develop a new set of metering arrangements that will be effective from 6 June 2013.
The new Part 10 requires significant changes to the registry. The registry is a real time national database of record for points of connection to networks that are installation control points (ICPs). It facilitates the switching of ICPs between traders (also known as customer switching) and interfaces directly with the reconciliation manager, and with traders' and distributors' systems.
The Authority previously proposed a three week moratorium for ICP switching in the registry to allow for implementation of the Part 10 registry enhancements prior to go live on 6 June 2013. ICP switching would continue outside the registry during this time and switch information updated in the registry following implementation.
Participants have asked the Authority to reconsider the proposed three week registry switching moratorium given current volumes of customer switching. The Authority has developed an alternative solution that will considerably shorten the switching moratorium.
Purpose of this paper
The Authority is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the ICP switching process in the registry that will:
- significantly reduce the duration of the registry switching moratorium; and
- future proof switching message formats.
No Code amendment is required for the proposed solution but it does affect how participants operate their systems.
The Authority's preference is to receive submissions in electronic format (Microsoft Word). It is not necessary to send hard copies of submissions to the Authority, unless it is not possible to do so electronically.
If submitters do not wish to send their submission electronically, they should post one hard copy of their submission to one of the following addresses:
PO Box 10041
Level 7, ASB Bank Tower
2 Hunter Street
Tel: 04 460 8860
Fax: 04 460 8879
Submissions should be received by 5.00pm on Thursday 31 May 2012. Please note that late submissions are unlikely to be considered.
The Authority will acknowledge receipt of all submissions electronically. Please contact the Submissions' Administrator if you do not receive electronic acknowledgement of your submission within two business days.
Your submission is likely to be made available to the general public on the Authority's website. Submitters should indicate any documents attached in support of the submission in a covering letter and clearly indicate any information that is provided to the Authority on a confidential basis. However, all information provided to the Authority is subject to the Official Information Act 1982.
Proposed-changes-to-registry-ICP-switching-process.pdf | pdf | 197 KB | Last Changed: 14/05/2012 11:29am
Appendix-A-Format-for-submissions.doc | doc | 285 KB | Last Changed: 14/05/2012 11:29am
Revised-Appendix-B.pdf | pdf | 36 KB | Last Changed: 16/05/2012 4:44pm
On 16 May 2012 the Authority amended Appendix B of the consultation paper to remove the requirement for the gaining trader to provide the switch completion file for a move-in switch.