Direction to treat certain services in relation to the Central Data Service Provider as Excluded Services from 1 April 2017

Publication date
31st March 2017
Information types
Policy areas

In February 2017 we consulted on our proposal to issue a direction to require gas transporters (GTs) to treat certain services in relation to the Central Data Service Provider (CDSP), such as must reads, as Excluded Services from 1 April 2017. 

Excluded Services are services provided by the GTs for which they charge the customer directly, and as such are excluded from the allowed revenue set in the relevant price control so the GTs do not recover the cost of providing the same service twice. 

Today we have decided to direct GTs that from 1 April 2017 services in relation to the CDSP for which GTs get paid by another party, such as must reads, are to be treated as an Excluded Service using Special Condition 4C.11 of the licences held by the distribution networks and Special Condition 11C.11 of the NGG (NTS) licence.