Data Collection & Aggregation

TMA are Qualified by Elexon as a Party Agent to provide Data Collection services to electricity Suppliers trading in the regulated GB market. Data Collectors collect data, either by site visit or using remote communications, validate data, estimate where necessary and process into the correct formats.

Data Collection

Data Collection provides data for Supplier billing, Settlements, Distribution Use of System (DUOS) billing, can be provided to end User customers online for energy management purposes and Data for Data Aggregators to enter into Settlements.

TMA specialise in providing services for Gas and Electricity Suppliers. We have quite a varied portfolio, from small specialist Suppliers to large domestic, prepayment only and larger Industrial and Commercial portfolios.

As part of the service Suppliers have their own Contract Manager and Business Analyst Team to help with the day to day operation and performance monitoring.

Services include additional data management support and business process analysis support services to empower Supplier billing and Settlement performance. We provide specialist services for real time data feeds and analysis to support high value energy trading activities. Some services are bespoke to client requirements

Data Aggregation


TMA takes ownership of the exceptions in Suppliers’ portfolios. We practice active data management that involves not only the capture and identification of exceptions but also taking action to resolve these.

TMA’s approach to identifying and actively managing exceptions delivers high standards of performance in metering services for Suppliers. We aim to provide a single method of managing the performance across the portfolio. Reporting based on views of performance of MPANs within the portfolio as seen from the perspective of the Data Aggregator has four key benefits:

  1. The view of the Data Aggregator is independent; it is an independent view of what data the Supplier and DC hold;
  2. The data is factually relevant in Settlement; this is what the Supplier will be billed on for Settlement and DUOS charges;
  3. Settlement is based on the data output from DA and that is the end of the process: if data is correct and available in Settlement, it is also correct and available for billing and all other purposes;
  4. There are crucial details which can only be seen for the DA standpoint and perspective.

These applications are for Non Half Hourly Data and Half Hourly Aggregation and used to enable Suppliers to better understand the performance of their portfolios.

Feature rich, this toolset has been successfully used to boost the performance of entire Supplier portfolios; for Meter reading; data processing for billing; Settlement performance; managing NHHDC and HHDC performance; managing registration (Gains/customer capture) performance; and controlling Data Retriever performance.