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CR044 - SMICoP Housekeeping Amendments

  • CP Number CR044
  • Raised Date 05/05/2017
  • Implementation Date 01/02/2018
  • Status Implemented
  • Urgent Yes
  • Last Updated 18/07/2019
  • Consent Granted Yes
  • Synopis

    This change seeks to implement the second set of minor housekeeping amendments identified (by the SGB and various Working Groups) as being required to ensure code accuracy and consistency.
    • Removal of reference to the discontinued “Green Deal” programme (A2.4.5 and footnote 7), as agreed SGB Sept 2015.
    • Where the reference, in Section A: Appendix 2 Clauses Specific to Vulnerable Customers, to the SMICoP Vulnerability Definition was not amended when the new SMICoP Vulnerability Definition was changed upon implementation of CR 031 in February 2016.
    • Removal of duplicate erroneous reference to footnote 16. Noting correctly associated to A3.8.11.2, but incorrectly associated additionally with A5.1.6 (as agreed at SGB August 2016).
    • Amendment references to GB Government Department overseeing energy market, from old department name to new; Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – B1.3.7, C:Part A 2.2/2.3/6.10, C:Part B 2.2/2.3/6.5
    • Amendment to add “Energy Ombudsman” to list of SGB observers B1.3.7.
    • Amendment to add “draft Change Request(s)” to the list of things for consideration by an ad-hoc sub-group B1.7.1 and B1.7.2.
    • Amendment to confirm the established practice and vires that SGB make’s decisions on Change Requests, a decision being whether to reject, approve or defer a change request, not just to approve all Change Requests (which would nullify making a decision if the only outcome was approval) B1.3.1.3.
    • Amend reference to “Citizens Advice” adding “Service” to the end, to reflect the operating name change of the Consumer Council body B1.3.4 and amend the associated footnote 21 to clarify the legal name and operating name of the consumer body, B2.2.2.2, B2.3.2.2, B2.7.3.2.
    • Amend reference in footnote 10, associated to A2.7.10, to ensure currency for the reference to Guaranteed Standards of Performance and future proofed from subsequent legislation change. Removing current drafting entirely, this includes an erroneous superseded date, utilising the legal text used in footnote 5. “Guaranteed Standards of Performance can be found on the Ofgem website; http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/”.
    • Amend all references to MOCOPA/MOCoPA, to become “MOCoPA™” to Definitions, A1.2, at the end in A3.2.1 and in footnote 13 associated to A3.3.4.
    • Amend reference to “Energy Ombudsman”, removing “Scheme” as unnecessary, in A6.1.2, as agreed with the representative attending SGB for the Energy Ombudsman Services.
    • Amend definition OAMI, from the OFGEM Approved Meter Installers to “SPAA Approved Meter Installers” and all references associated to A1.2,

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