Operational news

On this page, you will find the latest news and announcements relating to gas operations and data. Please refer to this page for industry updates, data changes and outages.

You can find earlier gas operational news on the archive page.

MIPI Maintenance

6th December 2018

Please be aware there is a MIPI maintenance activity taking place on 11th December between 19:10 and 19:40.

During this period MIPI will be unavailable. During the outage (Opening Line Pack, Demand and PCLP) will be made available via the normal ANS route.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on box.[email protected].


Gemini Extended Outage

4th December 2018

Xoserve will be conducting a Gemini extended service outage on Sunday 9th December between 03:00 – 07:00 UK BST.

No capacity auctions will be running until the system is released at 07:00 UK BST.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on box.[email protected].


MIPI Maintenance

23rd November 2018

Please be aware there is a MIPI maintenance activity taking place on 27th November between 19:00 and 19:40. During this period MIPI will be unavailable. During the outage (Opening line pack, demand and PCLP) will be made available via the normal ANS route. If you have any further questions, please contact us on box.[email protected].


Xoserve Update

23rd November 2018

Xoserve will be conducting a Gemini Enhanced File Transfer Upgrade outage on Tuesday 27th November all inbound and outbound files during this window will not be processed until after EFT has been released at 07:00 UK GMT following the upgrade.


Emergency Change - GCS Outage - Wednesday 21st November 2018 16:00pm–18:00pm

21st November 2018

Please be aware that there will be an emergency change system outage taking place on 21st November 2018 (between 16:00– 18:00) which will affect some elements of Operational data displayed through MIPI.  Impacts will be seen through both the data displayed on the Prevailing View page and within Data Item Explorer.

To clarify, this will affect the following data within Prevailing view:

  • PCLP Data- Hourly data.
  • Forecast Flows – Hourly data
  • Physical Flows – Hourly data

Within Data Item Explorer the following will be impacted:

Obligated MIPI reports impacted

Impact During GCS Outage 16:00 - 18:00

NTSAFF-Aggregate Forecast Flows into the NTS

Continues to Update with last good value

NTSAPF-Aggregate Physical Flows into the NTS

Total Outage to data - no updates - until GCS is back up, next available hour bar will then be published by GNCC

 

NB92-System Status Information

Total Outage to data - no updates - until GCS is back up, next available hour bar will then be published by GNCC

 

Physical Flows, Bacton IUK Entry

No data updates for duration

Physical Flows, Bacton IUK Exit

No data updates for duration

Physical Flows, Bacton BBL Entry

No data updates for duration

Physical Flows, Moffat Exit

No data updates for duration

GMRS Data

Updates with last good value until a new value is received from GCS

 


During the outage ( Opening line pack, demand & PCLP)  will be made available utilising ANS – this data will also available on the bottom of the prevailing view screen.

All missed data items will be patched back by the end of Gas Day 22nd November.

See our Operational news page here: click here for gas operational news

If you have any further questions, please contact us on box.[email protected]

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Gemini Extended Outage

20th November 2018

Xoserve will be conducting a Gemini extended service outage on Sunday 25th November between 03:00 – 07:00 UK GMT. No capacity auctions will be running until the system is released at 07:00 UK GMT.

GB EU Charging (2019) Part A Go Live Sunday 18 November

16 November 2018

This article covers information relevant to the GB EU Charging (2019) Part A go live this Sunday 18th November.

The external impacts of Part A to the industry are:

  1. Data related to the Reference Price, Multipliers and Discounts will be available from May 2019 on the ENTSOG Transparency Platform
  2. Entry Capacity Availability Report on MIPI with additional constraints data.

How will the go live on Sunday 18th November impact the industry?

  • There should be no impact to system service as a result of the go live on Sunday
  • The changes to Gemini are being made during the normal maintenance window 03:00 - 05:00
  • MIPI changes are being implemented from 07:00 without a system outage

What do you need to do?

  • An updated list of MIPI APIs is available on the National Grid website (API Data Item List v1.7)

Go Live Support

  • Xoserve Service Desk
    0845 600 0506/+44 (0)121 623 2858
    email: [email protected]
  • National Grid Project Team
    email: [email protected] (8am - 5pm)
  • If we experience any issues which impact our systems the industry will be notified immediately

Regards, 

National Grid


October Clock Change

24 October 2018

All Stakeholders,

The Gemini Clock change from British Summer Time (BST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) will be carried out on Sunday 28th October 2018.

The Gemini system will not change to GMT until 04:30 BST (03:30 GMT) on Sunday 28th October, the normal housekeeping slot will commence as per current BST time.

Please be aware that the system clocks will remain in BST until 04:30 and the system will close for housekeeping as normal at 03.00 BST. The systems will then return at the times given below.

Gemini Timetable (system times):

Start of outage:                Sunday 28/10/18at 03:00 BST (02:00 GMT)

End of outage:                  Sunday 28/10/18 to 05:00 GMT

Duration:                             Net outage - 3 elapsed hours

Shippers

All EU Nominations for gas day 28/10/18 will need to be placed and confirmed within both the Gemini and TSO systems by 00:59 BST on Sunday 28th October 2018 to be included in the end of day totals.

TSO’s

The impact to the EU Nominations process is that the last DELORD file to be sent to the TSOs from Gemini will be at 01:04 BST.

Regards

National Grid


MIPI Maintenance

Please be aware that there will be a system outage taking place on 16th October  2018 (between 18:30– 19:10) which will affect some elements of Operational data displayed through MIPI.  Impacts will be seen through both the data displayed on the Prevailing View page and within Data Item Explorer.

To clarify, this will affect the following data within Prevailing view:

  • PCLP Data- Hourly data.
  • Forecast Flows – Hourly data
  • Physical Flows – Hourly data

See our Operational news page here: click here for gas operational newsIf you have any further questions, please contact us on [email protected]

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

GCS Outage - 6th November 2018 16:00–20:00

11th October 2018

Please be aware that there will be a system outage taking place on 6th November 2018 (between 16:00– 20:00) which will affect some elements of Operational data displayed through MIPI.  Impacts will be seen through both the data displayed on the Prevailing View page and within Data Item Explorer.

To clarify, this will affect the following data within Prevailing view:

  • PCLP Data- Hourly data.
  • Forecast Flows – Hourly data
  • Physical Flows – Hourly data

Within Data Item Explorer the following will be impacted:

Obligated MIPI reports impacted

Impact During GCS Outage 16:00 - 20:00

NTSAFF-Aggregate Forecast Flows into the NTS

Continues to Update with last good value

NTSAPF-Aggregate Physical Flows into the NTS

Total Outage to data - no updates - until GCS is back up, next available hour bar will then be published by GNCC

 

NB92-System Status Information

Total Outage to data - no updates - until GCS is back up, next available hour bar will then be published by GNCC

 

Physical Flows, Bacton IUK Entry

No data updates for duration

Physical Flows, Bacton IUK Exit

No data updates for duration

Physical Flows, Bacton BBL Entry

No data updates for duration

Physical Flows, Moffat Exit

No data updates for duration

GMRS Data

Updates with last good value until a new value is received from GCS

 

 

During the outage ( Opening line pack, demand & PCLP)  will be made available utilising ANS – this data will also available on the bottom of the prevailing view screen.

All missed data items will be patched back by the end of Gas Day 8th August.

See our Operational news page here: click here for gas operational news

If you have any further questions, please contact us on box.[email protected]

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.