Historically, Monthly Consolidated and M Number reports were reports
sent directly to users that contained a full set of the data available
to them in the Enquiry Services.
Following the implementation of REC V3.0, the Electricity Monthly
Consolidated and Gas M Number Reports ceased.
Users of the Enquiry
Services (EES and GES) now have access to a number of reports.
The full list of reporting available is contained within the Electricity Enquiry Service Definition and
the Gas Enquiry Service Definition.
Data should now be accessed directly by the user using the
Electricity Enquiry Service (EES) Portal and API and Gas Enquiry
Service (GES) Portal and API.
This change reflects the policy requirement of the Switching
Programme and the intention that parties access the most up-to-date
information possible when progressing a consumers’ switch*. The
Monthly Consolidated and M Number Reports were historically provided
to Suppliers on a monthly basis, which introduced a risk of data being
out of date. Replacing these reports with the Enquiry Services Portals
mitigates this risk and means users have the most up-to-date
information. All the data that was previously contained within the
Monthly Consolidated Report and M Number Report can now be obtained
from EES and GES (respectively) either directly or via an API.
* Retail Energy Code v2.0 and Retail Code
Consolidation (paragraph 4.17)
For REC Parties the Accession Agreement
provides access to EES and GES. For non-REC Party Service Users,
access to the EES and GES will be set out in their approved Access
Agreement and will be dependent on that Party’s requirement.
Parties have access to the EES and GES Portals as part of their
Accession Agreement, APIs are managed separately. If you have not set
up APIs for your organisation and wish to do so you can raise a Service Desk Enquiry to discuss your needs with
the Code Manager.
Parties may also have access to EES APIs, to discuss this further
with the Code Manager raise a Service Desk Enquiry.
The EES and GES Service Providers will support parties in the
onboarding process to a new API. A security key will be provided by
the Service Provider, and a system change would likely be required to
implement these within individual party organisations.
You can also review the EES and GES API
Technical Specifications for support on how to implement and amend