This might just save you some money!
If you have a half hourly supply live with EDF (MPAN starting 00), you need to familiarise yourself with the Data Collection arrangements on your account. We have found that default EDF Data Collection (DC/DA) Agent charges are expensive. Whilst all half hourly supplies require these services, we have managed to find some of our clients as much as 28% savings compared to the default EDF Data Collection (DC/DA) Agent Charge.
What are EDF Data Collection (DC/DA) Agent Charges?
These charges cover both the Data Collector (DC) and Data Aggregation (DA) charges when the client hasn’t appointed their own provider for these services. These charges are not listed in the most obvious place on the EDF contract, you need to scroll past the Price Schedule and Term Sheet to the HH Metering Charges Section. Here you will you find an indicative schedule of charges including half hourly data collection, data aggregation. Note, if you do no appoint your own DC/DA EDF will apply default DC/DA charges and that is exactly what Direct Power wants to help you avoid. Get in touch if you see DC and DA charges on your EDF bill, chance are they are default expensive rates.
What is a MOP?
MOP stands for Meter Operator, and it is their role to provide and maintain your electricity meter and communications, typically on a five year lease contract. If you see a Meter Operator Charge on your supply bill, this is a default MOP charge. The charge gets passed through when the customer has not appointed their own provider for this service. We have seen EDF bill customers very expensive default MOP charges. Please get in touch if you start to see MOP charges appear on your EDF bill, we should be able to help you appoint your own more competitive MOP
What is a DC?
DC stands for Data Collector, and they are responsible for the collection and processing of your electricity data and the delivery of that data to your DA and electricity supplier. If you see a Data Collection (DC/DA) Agent Charge at £0.6821918 per day charge on your bill, this is a default Data Collector charge. We have helped customers save significantly by appointing their own Data Collector via Direct Power. Get in touch today to see if we can arrange similar savings for your account. It is certainly better to appoint your own DC/DA than pay too much to EDF.
What is a DA?
The DA is responsible for the aggregation of your metered data in accordance with industry standards, ensuring it is compiled ready for settlement and billing purposes. At Direct Power we are proud to offer, MOP, DC and DA services on a pick and mix basis, even though it is typical for DC and DA to be bundled together.
We have come across instances when electricity suppliers have double billed clients for MOP and DC + DA charges. If you have your own MOP, DC and DA contract in place, and suspect you are being double billed in error, please get in touch, Direct Power can help to arrange a credit for any erroneous double billing. We just secured a £1,743.33. credit for a client who had been a victim of such double billing!
All Half Hourly electricity supplies require a Data Collector, Data Aggregator and Meter Operator (MOP). If a client doesn’t arrange their own contracts for these services then the supplier will appoint their default service provider and the charge will appear on the monthly supply bill. The default charge is generally much higher than if the customer appointed their own MOP + DC + DA service. The moral is, pay attention to the line items buried on your bill. Complacency is easy and understandable when it comes to reconciling your monthly electricity bill, but pay attention as there may be significant savings to be found! If you suspect double billing, or don’t understand everything get in touch with Direct Power. At the very least we can answer your questions about MOP, DC and DA services. At the very best we can find you significant savings on MOP, DC or DA services.