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					                             DEVELOPMENT WORKGROUP 0274 - INITIAL VIEWS IN RESPECT OF PROPOSED NRPS FUNCTIONS
                                                            Proposer
      Group                         Task                                        DNO Initial View                                                 DNO Comment
                                                           Initial View
                     Payment & usage history (billing
                                                              Core          N/A - Not a DNO Process       DNOs do not hold such information in respect of individual consumers
                                history)
                     No Vend information from PPMIP           Core          N/A - Not a DNO Process       DNOs do not hold such information
                                                                                                          DNOs potentially receive such information via the National Grid 0800 111 999 number and
                       Tip offs from external party           Core                    Core
                                                                                                          other communications into respective DNO organisations
  Get Data and                                                                                            DNOs support appropriate means of increasing rates of detection subject to appropriate
                     Manage incentives (for tip offs)         Core                    Core
   Intelligence                                                                                           funding arrangements etc.
                         Transporters – safety info           Core                    Core                GSIU cut off visits likely to be of interest to NRPS
                      Site visits – engineers & meter
                                                              Core                    Core                Any other DNO site visits are likely to be of interest to a NRPS
                                   readers
                     Customer risk level/case history         Core          N/A - Not a DNO Process       DNOs do not hold such information in respect of individual consumers
                        Unreg or Shipper-less sites
                                                              Core                    Core                Likely to be of interest to NRPS
                           >12mths (XOServe)
                                                                                                          It is unclear how analysis of this nature (i.e. office based) would identify which party
                                                                                                          (Supplier or DNO) was responsible for investigation of the theft. Determination of this is
                               Data collation                 Core                  Optional              likely to require investigation of the physical conditions on-site. Is the assumption that a
                                                                                                          Supplier (by default) would be asked to investigate who would then inform the
                                                                                                          Transporter if the theft is upstream of the ECV or a suspected illegal connection?

                           Risk based profiling               Core                  Optional
                                                                                                          Current obligations on a DNO pursuant to Condition 7 of its licence require a reactive
                                 Triggers                     Core                  Optional
Data Analysis and                                             Core                  Optional              investigation, (i.e. where instances are notified to it). DNOs would require clarification as
                         Geographical- clustering
   Reporting           Standard industry reporting            Core                  Optional              to whether any DNO contribution to data provision and analysis (effectively funding a
                          Stolen meter register               Core          N/A - Not a DNO Process       proactive theft detection service) would be classified as a pass through item under Special
                      Review refused access records           Core                  Optional              Condition E3 of its Licence to meet the requirements of Condition 7(3)(d). This paragraph
                                                                                                          mandates that a Transporter (unlike a Supplier) must remain revenue neutral in terms of
                                                                                                          the costs of investigation of the theft and subsequent recovery of any amounts in respect
                                                                                                          of this.
                      Identify vulnerable customers           Core                  Optional

                                                                                                          In absence of clarity in these areas, DNOs are only able to support these functions
                                                                                                          as being optional for DNOs

                                                                                                          DNOs (individually) have their own internal processes to meet their Licence obligations
                          Examine Meter history               Core                  Optional
                                                                                                          under Condition 7 (sub para 1(a) "obligation to investigate the matter" )

                                                                                                          DNOs (individually) have their own internal processes to meet their Licence obligations
                           Visit reports (history)            Core                  Optional
                                                                                                          under Condition 7 (sub para 1(a) "obligation to investigate the matter" )

                       Unannounced site visit (may                                                        DNOs (individually) have their own internal processes to meet their Licence obligations
                                                            Optional                Optional
                          include meter works)                                                            under Condition 7 (sub para 1(a) "obligation to investigate the matter" )

                                                                                                          DNOs (individually) have their own internal processes to meet their Licence obligations
                             Gather evidence                Optional                Optional
 Investigation of                                                                                         under Condition 7 (sub para 1(a) "obligation to investigate the matter" )
 Individual Cases
                                                                                                          DNOs (individually) have their own internal processes to meet their Licence obligations
                             Categorise cases               Optional                Optional
                                                                                                          under Condition 7 (sub para 1(a) "obligation to investigate the matter" )

                                                                                                          DNOs (individually) have their own internal processes to meet their Licence obligations
                            Conquest reporting              Optional                Optional
                                                                                                          under Condition 7 (sub para 1(a) "obligation to investigate the matter" )
                                                                                                          DNOs (collectively) have their own process to meet their Licence obligations under
                      Assess volume of energy taken           Core                  Optional              Condition 7 (sub para 1(b) "use reasonable endeavours to recover"). This service is already
                                                                                                          delivered by xoserve using a scheme required by the Gas Act Schedule 2B (Gas Code) para
                                                                                                          9(3)
                        Follow up shipperless sites           Core                  Optional              This process is currently under review by the industry (xoserve led)
                                                                                                          DNOs (individually) have their own processes to meet their Licence obligations under
                                Collections                 Optional                Optional
                                                                                                          Condition 7 (sub para 1(b) "use reasonable endeavours to recover")
                      Transfer to prepayment (PPM)          Optional        N/A - Not a DNO Process       DNOs are unable to recover costs via this means
 Debt Recovery
                                                                                                          DNOs agree this should be an optional service for parties. In such cases the NRPS would be
                           Disconnect customer              Optional                Optional              acting as an agent of the relevant Supplier or Transporter to enact their respective rights to
                                                                                                          disconnect under the Gas Act Schedule 2B (Gas Code)
                                                                                                          DNOs (individually) have their own processes to meet their Licence obligations under
                     Internal watch list (for follow up)      Core                  Optional
Prosecution & Risk                                                                                        Condition 7 (sub para 1(b) "use reasonable endeavours to recover")
  Management                                                                                              DNOs (individually) have their own processes to meet their Licence obligations under
                                Legal action                Optional                Optional
                                                                                                          Condition 7 (sub para 1(b) "use reasonable endeavours to recover")
                                                                                                        DNOs are required to remain revenue neutral pursuant to Licence Condition 7(3)(d).
                                                                                                        Accordingly, the net value (positive or negative) of the costs of any investigation compared
                     Reasonable endeavours scheme           Optional      N/A - Not a Matter for a NRPS to the value of any costs successfully recovered are passed through in accordance with
                                                                                                        Special Condition E3 (i.e. accounted for in Transportation pricing) to ensure that the DNO
Industry Revenue                                                                                        "suffers no financial detriment and acquires no financial benefit as a result of the taking of
   Accounting                                                                                           the gas"
                                                                                                        This is an existing UNC obligation delivered by xoserve pursuant to UNC TPD E3.5 in
                     Revenue re-allocation (e.g. RBD)         Core        N/A - Not a Matter for a NRPS
                                                                                                        respect of LSPs
                     Allocation of joint claims across
                                                              Core          N/A - Not a DNO Process       No impact on DNOs
                                suppliers

				
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