Switching Programme Design Authority

The Design Authority (DA) owns the design baseline for the Switching Programme. It makes decisions on the design of the new switching arrangements that, in total, will formulate the design baseline. The DA consists of senior representatives in Ofgem from all of the policy areas that are affected by the Switching Programme.

We will consult on the design baseline for the programme towards the end of the blueprint phase. 

Responsibilities

The Design Authority is responsible for:

  • Assessing proposals from the working groups
  • Approving components of the design as the blueprint phase of the programme progresses
  • Agreeing each stage of the design baseline. 

The actions of the group are underpinned by the DA Terms of Reference, which includes a list of members.

For full details of decisions made by the Design Authority, see our Decision log.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 19th Dec 2016
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 6 Associated documents
The eighth meeting of the Switching Programme Design Authority took place on 30 November 2016. See the papers presented during the meeting below.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2016
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 4 Associated documents
The seventh meeting of the Switching Programme Design Authority took place on 27 October 2016. See the papers presented during the meeting here.

  • Published: 19th Oct 2016
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 4 Associated documents
The sixth meeting of the Switching Programme Design Authority took place on 28 September 2016. See the papers presented during the meeting here.

  • Published: 29th Sep 2016
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 3 Associated documents
The fifth meeting of the Switching Programme Design Authority took place on 31 August 2016. See the papers presented during the meeting here.

  • Published: 24th Aug 2016
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 3 Associated documents
The fourth meeting of the Switching Programme Design Authority took place on 11 August 2016. See the papers presented during the meeting here.

  • Published: 21st Jul 2016
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 5 Associated documents
The third meeting of the Switching Programme Design Authority took place on 4 July 2016. See the papers presented during the meeting here.

  • Published: 24th Jun 2016
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 1 Associated documents
The second meeting of the Switching Programme Design Authority took place on 27 April 2016. See the papers presented on Advance Registration.

  • Published: 8th Jun 2016
  • Decisions
  • 0 Associated documents
This paper outlines the forward plan and the decisions made by the Switching Programme Design Authority.

  • Published: 8th Jun 2016
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
These Terms of Reference set out the purpose and duties of the Switching Programme Design Authority.

  • Published: 30th Mar 2016
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 2 Associated documents
The first meeting of the Switching Programme Design Authority took place on 30 March 2016. See the papers presented on Dual Fuel Switch and Business Process Modelling (Scenarios 1 & 2).