Leading tech that’s served millions
Our platforms are trusted by hundreds of thousands of end customers and their suppliers every day. Join them on the journey to a smart future. Whether you want out-of-the-box simplicity, or a bespoke solution tailored to your own needs and growth strategy, Procode is your tech partner.
Tried and tested custom technology
Gas Shipping Platform
Smart, flexible automation for gas shippers
The gas shipping sector is in a state of flux, with many company failures and geopolitical forces coming to bear. As a result, many suppliers are now looking to start shipping for themselves and want a powerful, reliable and scalable solution to their gas shipping needs.
Procode’s feature-rich Gas Shipping Platform is used by leading shippers in the market and automates previously resource-intensive tasks, including flow management.
Intuitive dashboards make the business of understanding flows, demand forecasting and in-day balancing simpler, and can help small suppliers shipping for themselves reduce their costs as well as large shippers handle multiple suppliers.
It is scalable, with the ability to handle a portfolio of any size, for both domestic and non-domestic supply, giving actionable insights for trading and operations teams and production managers. Whether you need to handle multiple suppliers, faster switching or daily metered sites, Procode’s Gas Shipping Platform is the smart solution.
Smarter flow management to lower costs
At the heart of any gas or electricity supplier’s business is communication, which has traditionally involved time-consuming and costly manual processes.
Energy Expert, with scalability built-in to handle the largest and fastest-growing meter portfolios, automates processes such as meter validations, errors, meter reading and change of supply disputes.
This effective solution features a user-friendly traffic light system that highlights only those flows that need intervention and explains what needs to be done in plain English. Energy Expert is trusted by suppliers and rapidly integrates with existing systems.
Intelligent Data Adapter
Making smart meter portfolios truly smart
With the installed base of smart meters set to grow even further, suppliers are looking for innovative ways to improve the customer experience while reducing their cost to serve at the same time as identifying new income streams.
Our Intelligent Data Adapter (DCC Adapter in the UK), is based on a reliable and robust cloud platform to offer high‑performance access to portfolios of both SMETS1 and SMETS2 meters, from the smallest to the very largest suppliers.
The system can be easily integrated with existing company systems and can be accessed through an intuitive portal or via API.
Procode’s Intelligent Data Adapter offers flexible orchestrations for all supplier processes, alongside the ability to send individual service requests, and allows suppliers to store flows if a meter is down, saving time on re-requesting the flows.
By giving access to their own rich smart meter data, suppliers can offer better advice to customers on smart energy use and turbocharge their energy trading strategies.
Accessing the rich stream of smart meter data
Organisations looking to access the valuable information that flows every second from Britain’s network of more than 30 million smart meters have had to build their own connections to the Data Communications Company (DCC) backbone. We can offer our own tried and trusted connection to the DCC, giving you the opportunity to build your own innovative services to tap into this rich datastream.
Procode has achieved what is known as DCC Other User accreditation, which means we have already passed all the stringent privacy and security audits required by the Smart Energy Code.
Organisations interested in tapping into the rich stream of smart meter data can now easily hook into our own tried and tested connection to the DCC. When the customer gives their consent, you will gain access not only to the real-time data stream but also to 13 months of historical data*.
*Access to smart data is available for SMETS2 and SMETS 1 E&A meters for which you have the customer’s consent.
By leveraging Procode’s tried and trusted connection to the DCC, you can develop innovative applications for energy customers and services for the public good without having to invest heavily in building your own connection to the DCC or undergoing expensive and time-consuming security audits.
The real-time and historic smart meter data accessible from the DCC pipeline enables you to promote energy efficiency, compare consumption over your portfolio and highlights areas of potentially wasted energy. The opportunities for next-generation businesses to use this data stream are limitless.
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Tech & data consultancy
Meeting your needs, now and in the future
We know from experience that while off-the-shelf solutions work for many suppliers, there are always enhancements that are specific to each customer.
Meet our team of technology constancy experts. We know our platforms have to reflect your own business.
Our team works using agile methodology and can help customise our platforms to your own specific requirements or even create something entirely tailormade for your business.
One of our most popular requests is to create tailor-made, dynamic apps for our customers, helping increase customer satisfaction and improving efficiency. With multiple awards for our apps, Procode can take your vision and turn it into a reality. Examples such as data management, loyalty rewards, sales and marketing can improve customer engagement and increase your standing within your sector.
Our consultants also recognise the growing importance of data. Some UK networks have the potential to generate 250 billion data points every single day. Smart businesses will use that to provide their customers with unique insights but also to develop their own strategies and to identify new income streams.
Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement
The way the energy industry measures how much electricity we use is about to change, helping consumers make savings of up to £4.5 billion and enabling Britain to reduce its carbon footprint and help meet its commitment to achieve Net Zero.
In 2021, the energy regulator Ofgem announced that the industry would move to a system where the smart meters now installed in more than 30 million homes and small businesses would be read every half an hour as opposed to the current daily readings. This new system – known as Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS) – sounds like a minor change but is set to be the largest change in the energy industry in recent history.
More regular meter readings will allow energy companies to develop and offer new tariffs and products that encourage and enable more flexible use of energy. Better forecasting will help suppliers with their forecasting, enabling them to reduce their wholesale costs. It will also help consumers lower their bills by showing them how they can use electricity more efficiently, by shifting usage out of more expensive peak periods.
Procode is at the forefront of this change. Our team of innovative software developers is actively involved in the current MHHS seminars and testing requirements and our MHHS product will be available from the moment the new system goes live. Our MHHS adapter will allow other energy companies to connect to the MHHS system’s new data integration platform without having to go to the time and expense of creating their own.
Energy suppliers aiming to reduce the cost to serve their customers will be able to hook into Procode’s third-party service, opening up access to the benefits of MHHS without having to create and maintain it themselves.
If you are interested in understanding more on MHHS and how Procode can help your company embrace this new opportunity, please get in touch.