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Data Collection & Aggregation (DC/DA)

With our Data Collection and Aggregation (DC/DA) service you could get a clearer and more accurate understanding of how much energy your business uses, and help identify whether you could make significant energy savings and carbon reductions.

Good quality data is essential for managing your energy consumption and ensuring that you only pay for what you use. We can provide you with high quality data because we operate the complete metering, collection and aggregation process on your behalf as an integrated service, helping to maximise accuracy and minimise the risk of data issues affecting your supply bill.

TED’s robust, secure and advanced suite of data services not only ensures accurate billing, but also provides invaluable up-to-date information for effective energy management.

We understand that in today’s climate, organisations don’t just have to take good care of their cash flow: they also have a duty to reduce their impact on the environment. This cannot be achieved without access to comprehensive energy consumption data.

Why Choose TED for Data Collection and Aggregation?

We work in partnership with one of only a few companies in the UK to be fully qualified as a MOP and have the ability to perform NHH and HH DC/DA.

As appointed DC (data collector), we process the remotely retrieved meter readings and send the validated data to the supplier, to enable timely and accurate energy bills to be issued to customers.

As DA (data aggregator), we will ensure the data is settled in accordance with industry procedures.

Data Collection (DC) & Data Aggregation (DA) Agreements

You may be aware that Data Collection and Data Aggregation (DC/DA) charges – sometimes referred to as settlement charges – form part of your half-hourly electricity supply bill.

These costs vary from supplier to supplier and are usually between £200 to £350 per annum. The DC/DA will be chosen and appointed by your electricity supplier unless you instruct them of your chosen provider.

Many organisations are not aware that it is possible to choose your own DC/DA and depending on current arrangements can save between 10 and 50% on the cost of this service.

What is the role of a Half Hourly Data Collector (DC) and Data Aggregator (DA)?

The Data Collector (DC) is an organisation accredited to carry out Data Collection for half-hourly metering systems. The DC is appointed by the Supplier to retrieve and validate metering data and forward it to the Data Aggregator. The DC may be appointed by the customer but must always be accredited and contracted to the customer’s Supplier.

The Data Aggregator (DA) is an organisation accredited to carry out Data Aggregation for half-hourly metering data. The DA is appointed by the Supplier to aggregate consumption from half-hourly Data Collector(s) so that this can be validated and used for billing.
Usually the data collector and data aggregator are the same company but this is not essential.

Advantages of choosing your own DC/DA

There are a number of benefits of choosing your own DC or DA:

  • Lower cost (up to 50% saving)
  • Access to ‘day plus one’ data via online energy monitoring system
  • Raw half-hourly data to support Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC-EES)
  • Graphical analysis of half-hourly data for energy management information at additional cost
  • 5 year contract with competition clause after year 3
  • Continuity of data and service provider even if you change energy supplier

Talk to TED to learn more

For more information about DC/DA services from The Energy Desk, please click on the red button found below,  or you can call 08458 389 830.

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Send TED a Letter of Authority

A Letter of Authority allows us to act on your behalf


Submit details of the project

This includes a site outline, a definition of the requirements (including the desired date for connection) and MPAN or MPR for new point of connection


TED collates and tenders

We will collate the data and tender your requirements to market


Choose a quote

We will present the list of quotes to you for you to choose from, after which you will need to send the appropriate paperwork to us


Supply registered

Your supplier will register the supply and provide a date for meter install


Meter installed

The meter is installed and the supply goes live!

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