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Become a MOCOPA Operator

The purpose of MOCOPA® is to ensure safety arrangements between distribution businesses and meter operators are followed and in our role as the Registration Authority we are responsible for the assurance of Meter/MOCOPA® Operators, accession and document control processes.

 To accede to MOCOPA®, your company must either be an electricity distributor, or must be actively working as a Meter/MOCOPA® Operator or have a plan to implement metering operations within a 3 month period of accession. The accession process includes site audits and HQ audits to be carried out within 3 months of application. To enable us to conduct these audits, you must have operations set up and be performing the relevant duties of a Meter/MOCOPA® operator.

 1st step – consider becoming a BSC Qualified Meter Operator Agent

The first step for your company is to consider whether it is useful to become a BSC (Balancing and Settlement Code) qualified Meter Operator Agent. This will allow you to work within the GB Electricity market and assist with market entry. I have included a number of hyperlinks below taking you to the relevant pages within the Elexon website. Please note neither MOCOPA® nor Gemserv Ltd have any involvement in this process.

 Elexon Home Page

Market Entry Information

 

Current BSC Qualified Parties (FYI)

 Alternatively, you can also accede to MOCOPA® directly without BSC qualification if your company is working under the instruction of a BSC qualified Meter Operator Agent.

 2nd step – MOCOPA® accreditation

Upon successful implementation of metering operations you will be able to consider accession to MOCOPA®. To apply you will have to follow the guidance in, and complete the documents listed below. 

1. MOCOPA®
- Obligations you are acceding to, plus
- Schedule 4 of the Meter Operation Code of Practice Agreement (MOCOPA®) – Form Accession of Accession Agreement (must be completed)

2. RA Manual
- Section 2 and 3 - This outlines the process and relevant sections of MOCOPA® which you should be aware of.
- Appendix 1 - A general flow diagram of the accession process
- Appendix 2 - Pre-Audit Questionnaire – (Must be completed)
- Appendix 4 - Application Form (Must be completed)
- Appendix 5 - Guidance notes to Application Form
- New Customer Request Form - A form for invoicing purposes
 

Please send your application digitally to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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