Switching Programme Design Forums

The Switching Programme has several Design Forums aligned to its Workstreams. These provide an opportunity for industry stakeholders to participate and input into the ongoing work to implement faster more reliable switching. 

For full details of Forum meetings, see below. Agenda items are listed by workstreams.

End-to-End Design Forum

End to End Design Forum meetings

Date Meeting Agenda items
12/07/17 End to End Design Design Model Wave 1
17/07/17 End to End Design Design Model Wave 2 - and policy papers CRO and COO
11/09/17 End to End Design Design Model Wave 3 - Warm up on - Solution Architecture, Operational Choreography, Technology and Communication Standards
25/09/17 End to End Design Data Model Webinar
09/10/17 End to End Design Design Model Wave 4 - SoLR, Solution Architecture, Operational Choreography. Warm up on Non-Functional Requirements, Service Management Design
16/10/17 End to End Design Non Functional Requirements, Service Management Design, Technology and Communications Standards

The role of the End-to-End Design Forum is to contribute to the design of the end-to-end switching arrangements. It meets as design products are available for consideration. The Forum is constituted of representatives from the industry, consumer groups and other subject matter experts as appropriate and is chaired by Ofgem. 

The principal role of the members of the Forum is to analyse the implications of the new arrangements for the operations of their organisations and to identify issues, which may impede their ability to deliver faster and more reliable switching.  In identifying such issues, members are required to assess the implications of specific design decisions against the programme’s design principles.   
For further details please refer to the Terms of Reference

If you would like to become a member of the End-to-End Design Forum please contact switchingprogramme@ofgem.gov.uk

Delivery Strategy Forum 

Delivery Strategy Forum meetings

Date Meeting Agenda items
22/05/17 Delivery Strategy Ways of working and plan ahead
03/07/17 Delivery Strategy Transition
24/07/17 Delivery Strategy Address Data
02/10/17 Delivery Strategy

Transition and Inflight Switches

12/10/17 Delivery Strategy Testing
19/10/17 Delivery Strategy TBC

The role of of the Delivery Forum is to allow industry representatives to scrutinise and advise on elements of the delivery strategy as they are developed. Membership is made up of suppliers, GTs, DNOs, and other parties who have an interest in the arrangements under development. 

The Delivery Forum scrutinises individual elements of the delivery strategy or themes and issues (such as transition or data improvement). This allows members to nominate experts in those areas to attend the Forum. 

For further details please refer to the Terms of Reference

If you would like to become a member of the Delivery Strategy Forum please contact switchingprogramme@ofgem.gov.uk

Commercial Forum

Commercial Forum meetings

Date Meeting Agenda items
27/07/17 Commercial Discussion on role and evaluation
Oct/Nov 17 tbc Commercial Procurement Plan and Product Descriptions. Will explore the possibility of including joint forum with Regulatory Design

The role of the Commercial Forum is to provide guidance on appropriate approaches and review proposals and is made up of representatives from Ofgem, DCC, the industry, consumer representatives and other subject matter experts.

The objective of the Commercial Workstream is to develop proposals for how the new Central Switching Service (CSS) will be procured by the DCC. The workstream will also seek to establish how CSS will be run and governed along with how it should be charged for and funded. The workstream covers price control, DCC business cases, DCC licence modifications and procurement activities (led by DCC). 

For further details please refer to the Terms of Reference

If you would like to become a member of the Commercial Forum please contact switchingprogramme@ofgem.gov.uk

Regulatory Design Forum

Regulatory Design Forum meetings

Date Meeting Agenda items
28/06/17 Regulatory Design Transitional Governance, Enduring Governance (REC) and Decision Tree for Code and Licence
14/09/17 Regulatory Design Regulatory Consultation Chapter Discussion

The role of the Regulatory Design Forum is to review and discuss proposals and output from the Regulatory Design Team (RDT), before these make their way to a wider industry audience.  

There are representatives from industry, consumer groups and other relevant parties on the Forum.  The Forum is beneficial as the members have a wider range of industry experience around the regulatory aspects of the industry and can identify potential issues not thought of by the RDT and also recommend solutions to those issues.

For further details please refer to the Terms of Reference

If you would like to become a member of the Regulatory Design Forum please contact switchingprogramme@ofgem.gov.uk

Near Term Improvements Workstream

The Near Term Improvements workstream is progressing work on faster, more reliable switching that is not dependent on the delivery of the new Central Switching Service (CSS). This will allow work, by both Ofgem and by industry, to improve the reliability of switching before the implementation of any new CSS. MRA and SPAA are leading the Erroneous Transfer Working Group and Energy UK are leading the development of the Energy Switch Guarantee.

The NTI Workstream lead will convene a Design Forum in due course as well as cross-workstream and external workshops, as appropriate, to discuss the three data improvement remedies. If necessary, external stakeholder engagement regarding on the workstream’s three data improvement remedies, ETs and ESG may also be achieved via interaction with other Switching Programme workstream Design Teams or Design Forums.

For further details please refer to the Terms of Reference
 

Publications and updates

  • Published: 4th Oct 2017
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A workshop was held on 24 July 2017 to discuss plot addresses