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Climate Change Levy (CCL)
A charge introduced by the Government on 1 April 2001 on UK non-domestic fuel - the government's aim in introducing the levy is to encourage businesses to use less energy, and contribute to the reduction of Carbon Dioxide emissions.
The organisation appointed for aggregating the meter-reading data received from the Data Collectors and forwarded to suppliers.
The organisation responsible for collecting, processing and validating the meter reading data, who then passes the information to the Data Aggregator.
Identifies the distribution area in which a customer is located (see MPAN):
10 = Eastern Electricity
11 = East Midlands Electricity
12 = London Energy
13 = Manweb
14 = Midlands Electricity
15 = Northern Electric
16 = Norweb
17 = Scottish Hydro-Electric
18 = Scottish Power
19 = S Energy
20 = Southern Electric
21 = SWALEC
22 = SWEB Energy
23 = Yorkshire Electricity
A customer supplied by the local electricity company.
The ratio between average usage and maximum demand - the higher the load factor, the flatter a customer's load shape is.
Meter Point Administration Number (also known as Supply Number or S-Number) - unique number identifying the distribution company and the location of the metering point, with supplementary data such as metering information, profile class, time-switch code, line loss factor, etc.
The New Electricity Trading Arrangements, introduced in Spring 2001, will change the way wholesale electricity is traded between generators and suppliers like London Energy allowing demand to influence price more directly.
Relates to how efficiently electricity is used on your site - certain types of equipment cause poor power factor, which reduces the capacity of the network to supply power - distribution companies can charge customers for this through power factor charges.
Energy produced from non-fossil fuel and non-nuclear sources, e.g. wind power, solar power and some waste burning sources.
through the mystery
We’ll do our best to talk about power in plain English,
but with so much industry experience and knowledge, our familiarity
of the subject may let the occasional bit of jargon slip through!
If we do use any terms you’re unsure of just let us know,
we’ll be happy to explain.
Of course, you won’t just be hearing about energy from
us, undoubtedly you will read energy related news and information
from elsewhere. So, to help you unravel some common industry
terms and expressions we’ve compiled these Power Tips– we
hope you find it helpful.