Are you on Half Hourly Supply with Haven?
Do you want to save 45% on Haven MOP and DC DA charges? If you have a half hourly supply live with Haven (MPAN starting 00), you need to familiarise yourself with Meter Operator (MOP) and Data Collector and Data Aggregator (DC DA), charges on your account. All Half Hourly Meters require these services, but you want to take control of the appointment of the service providers to save money. We have found that default Haven MOP and DC DA charges are expensive. Whilst all half hourly supplies require these services, we have found some of our clients 45% savings compared to the default Haven MOP & DC DA charges. Default means that you have not arranged your own MOP and DC DA, instead you are charged on default prices, and use the MOP and DC DA your supplier appoints for you.
What are Haven MOP and DC DA Charges?
Haven MOP and DC DA charges are applied when you have not appointed your own provider for these services.
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 Haven bill customers as much as £32.70/month, £392.40/year for default MOP charges. This is way too expensive. We have been able to deliver customers as much as 50% savings on default MOP charges, savings of £197.40/year. Get in touch today to see if we can arrange similar savings for your account. It is certainly better to have an extra £197.40/year in your account rather than pay this out to Haven!
What is DC DA?
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.
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.
If you see a £21.53/month charge or similar on your bill, this Haven’s a default DC DA charge. We have helped customers save 36% 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 have an extra £93.36/year in your account rather than pay this out to Haven!
We have come across instances when Haven and other 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 anything 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.