Основной документ Сетевого Кодекса Великобритании – Раздел S (только английская версия)

04.09.2007
Источник: ФСТ РФ

Invoicing and payment

1 INVOICING S-1
1.1 INTRODUCTION S-1
1.2 INVOICE TYPES S-2
1.3 FORM AND CONTENT OF INVOICE DOCUMENT S-2
1.4 INVOICE TIMING S-3
1.5 DIVIDED INVOICES S-3
1.6 VALUE ADDED TAX S-4
1.7 TERMINATION AND INSOLVENCY S-5
1.8 INVOICE ADJUSTMENT S-5
1.9 CONTINGENCIES S-6
1.10 ADJUSTMENT NEUTRALITY S-6
2 INVOICE TYPES S-7
2.1 GENERAL S-7
2.2 ADJUSTMENT INVOICE S-7
2.3 INTEREST INVOICE S-8
2.4 AD-HOC INVOICE S-8
2.5 MISCELLANEOUS S-9
3 INVOICE PAYMENT S-9
3.1 INVOICE DUE DATE S-9
3.2 PAYMENT DETAILS S-10
3.3 DEDUCTIONS, WITHHOLDINGS, TAXES ETC S-10
3.4 REMITTANCE ADVICE S-11
3.5 LATE PAYMENT S-11
3.6 INTEREST S-12
3.7 STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT S-12
4 INVOICE QUERIES, ETC S-13
4.1 INVOICE QUERIES S-13
4.2 INVOICE QUERIES BEFORE PAYMENT S-14
4.3 OTHER INVOICE QUERIES S-16
4.4 INVOICING OF RESOLVED QUERIES S-17
4.5 INVOICE QUERY BATCH SAMPLING S-17
4.6 GRE INVOICE QUERY INCENTIVE SCHEME METHODOLOGY S-18
4.7 OPERATIONAL QUERIES S-19
DEFINED TERMS S-I

S INVOICING AND PAYMENT
1 INVOICING
1.1 Introduction
1.1.1 The amounts payable by Users to Transco and by Transco to Users in accordance with the Code will be invoiced and payable in accordance with this Section S.
1.1.2 Transco will submit to each User Invoice Documents in respect of each Billing Period in accordance with this Section S.
1.1.3 For the purposes of this Section S:
(a) subject to paragraph 2.5.3, a «Billing Period» is a calendar month; provided that in relation to a Reconciliation Invoice the Billing Period is the Reconciliation Billing Period;
(b) a «Billing Day» is a Day in a Billing Period;
(c) an «Invoice Document» is an invoice document submitted by Transco to a User pursuant to this Section S;
(d) «Invoice Item» is an item (in respect of all charges of a particular kind) shown as payable by Transco or by a User in an Invoice Document (including where relevant a self-bill amount in accordance with paragraph 1.1.4);
(e) the «Invoice Amount» in relation to an Invoice Item is the amount shown as payable by the User or Transco in respect of that item under the relevant Invoice Document;
(f) a «Reconciliation Billing Period» is the period of one month (or in the event of a change in the last reconciliation day a shorter or longer period) ending on the last reconciliation day; for which purposes the last reconciliation day is the Day of the month (not more than 8 Business Days before the prevailing date on which the relevant Reconciliation Invoice is to be submitted pursuant to paragraph 1.4), from time to time advised by Transco to Users as being the last Day on which Transco is able to undertake calculations of Individual NDM Reconciliation and Aggregate NDM Reconciliation for inclusion in the next Reconciliation Invoice to be submitted.
1.1.4 An Invoice Document may show as an Invoice Amount an amount (a «self-bill amount») payable by Transco to a User in respect of which Regulation 13(3) of the Value Added Tax Regulations 1995 is to apply.
1.1.5 An Invoice Document may contain an adjustment by way of credit («Invoice Credit») in respect of an Invoice Amount in another Invoice Document.
1.1.6 An Invoice Document shall take effect as a separate invoice in respect of each Invoice Item, but without prejudice to paragraph 4.
1.1.7 No delay by Transco in submitting an Invoice Document shall prejudice the liability
(once such Invoice Document has been submitted) of Transco or the User for the amounts subject thereto.
1.2 Invoice types
1.2.1 For each Billing Period separate Invoice Documents (as described in paragraph 1.2.2) will be submitted to each User in respect of amounts payable (if any) under different provisions of the Code.
1.2.2 The types (each an «Invoice Type») of Invoice Document to be submitted are NTS Entry Capacity Invoices, NTS Exit Capacity Invoices, LDZ Capacity Invoices, Balancing Invoices, Commodity Invoices, Reconciliation Invoices, Adjustment Invoices, Interest Invoices and Ad-hoc Invoices in accordance with paragraph 2.
1.3 Form and content of Invoice Document
1.3.1 Each Invoice Document will specify:
(a) the identity of the User;
(b) the Billing Period to which the Invoice Document (other than as respects any Invoice Credit) relates;
(c) the Invoice Type;
(d) in respect of each Invoice Item, the Invoice Amount;
(e) a unique number by which the Invoice Document may be identified, and a reference number for each Invoice Item; and
(f) the amount of Value Added Tax (if any) payable in respect of each Invoice Item and the further details required under Regulation 14 of the Regulations referred to in paragraph 1.1.4.
1.3.2 An Invoice Document which contains an Invoice Credit will also identify the Invoice Document and Invoice Item to which the Invoice Credit relates and the amount of the Invoice Credit.
1.3.3 Each Invoice Document will be accompanied by a remittance advice («Invoice Remittance Advice»), to be completed by the User in accordance with paragraph 3.4.
1.3.4 Subject to paragraphs 1.3.6, 1.3.7 and to Section U6, Invoice Documents will be submitted to Users by UK Link Communication in the form and manner described in the UK Link Manual, and subject to paragraph 1.3.5 will be accompanied by the supporting data specified in respect of each Invoice Item in the UK Link Manual (the supporting data in respect of any such UK Link Communication comprising all data contained therein other than that described in paragraph 1.3.1).
1.3.5 An Invoice Document will not be invalid solely by reason of its not being accompanied by any particular item of supporting data, but (in accordance with paragraph 4.2.1(c)(i)) the specificity of any Invoice Query will depend on the extent to which such data was provided.
1.3.6 Supporting data in respect of an Ad-Hoc Invoice may be submitted on paper unless it would be unreasonable to expect a User to process such data so submitted by the relevant Invoice Due Date.
1.3.7 Not used.
1.4 Invoice timing
1.4.1 Subject to paragraphs 1.7 and 2.5.2, Invoice Documents of different Invoice Types will be submitted at different times after the Billing Period to which they relate.
1.4.2 Subject to paragraphs 1.7 and 2.5.2, Transco will inform every User:
(a) of the expected timing of the submission of each Invoice Type;
(b) upon not less than 6 months notice to Users, of any change in such expected timing;
(c) upon becoming aware that such delay will occur, of any delay of more than 5 Business Days (by reference to such expected timing) in the submission of an Invoice Document in respect of a particular Billing Period (but Transco may not by notifying such delays avoid the requirements under paragraphs (b) and 1.4.3).
1.4.3 Subject to paragraph 1.7, Transco will not change the expected timing of Invoice Documents of a particular Invoice Type more than once in any period of 12 months.
1.5 Divided Invoices
1.5.1 Without prejudice to paragraph 2.5.2, Transco may, in the circumstances in paragraph 1.5.2, after notifying the User and (in the cases in paragraph 1.5.2(b) and (c) explaining the reason therefor in reasonable detail and providing reasonable evidence thereof, submit to a User more than one Invoice Document of the same Invoice Type in respect of a particular Billing Period.
1.5.2 The circumstances referred to in paragraph 1.5.1 are:
(a) where the User has requested that more than one such Invoice Document is submitted, provided it is reasonably practicable for Transco to accommodate such request;
(b) where a problem in the operation of UK Link, which it was reasonable for Transco not to have foreseen at the date of the Code, adversely affects the ability of Transco to produce or submit to the User an Invoice Document in respect of a given Billing Period;
(c) where anything required to be done (for or on behalf of or in relation to the User) by a person other than Transco (whether acting as Meter Reader or otherwise, and including an agent or contractor of Transco) to enable an Invoice Document to be produced or submitted is not done or not done by the required time.
1.5.3 The charges subject to each Invoice Document submitted pursuant to paragraph 1.5.1
will be allocated between such Invoice Documents by reference to the LDZ of the System Points in respect of which such charges arise or on another basis agreed with the User.
1.5.4 Such Invoice Documents may be submitted on different Days and each such Invoice Document will be treated as a separate Invoice Document for the purposes of this Section S; provided that the Invoice Due Date in respect of each such Invoice Document shall be:
(a) in the cases under paragraph 1.5.2(a) and (c):
(i) the Invoice Due Date (in accordance with paragraph 3.1.2) of the first submitted such Invoice Document, or
(ii) where later, the date which is 5 Business Days after the date on which the relevant Invoice Document is submitted; provided that in such a case (notwithstanding such later Invoice Due Date) interest shall be payable pursuant to paragraph 3.5.1 as though the Invoice Due Date were the date established under paragraph (i);
(b) in the cases under paragraph 1.5.2(b), the Invoice Due Date (in accordance with paragraph 3.1.2) of the last-submitted such Invoice Document.
1.5.5 Transco will give the User as much notice (pursuant to paragraph 1.5.1) as is reasonably practicable, and Transco and the User will coordinate with each other to facilitate the giving and receiving of such Invoice Documents.
1.6 Value Added Tax
1.6.1 All amounts expressed as payable by a User or Transco pursuant to the Code, and whether the amount thereof is set out in the Code or determined by reference to the Transportation Statement, the Metering Charges Statement, the Meter Reading Charges Statement or otherwise, are exclusive (unless expressly otherwise stated) of any applicable Value Added Tax (and accordingly Value Added Tax shall be paid by the paying party where payable in respect of any such amount).
1.6.2 Where:
(a) any amount has been included in any Adjustment Neutrality Amount, Adjustment Reconciliation Neutrality Amount, or Top-up Recovery Adjustment Amount, pursuant to Section F4.5.3(a)(ii), Section F6.5.1(a)(ii) or Section P6.3.7(a)(ii), by reason of any amount (as therein referred to) being unpaid by a User;
(b) any Value Added Tax (unpaid by the User) in respect of the unpaid charge was also so included; and
(c) Transco, having accounted for the unpaid Value Added Tax, subsequently recovers any amount from the relevant authorities in respect of the unpaid Value Added Tax,
the amount which was so recovered in respect of Value Added Tax will be included as an additional Monthly Adjustment Neutrality Revenue for the purposes of Section
F4.5.3(b) in the month in which it is paid to Transco.
1.7 Termination and Insolvency
1.7.1 Notwithstanding paragraph 1.4, Transco may, at any time (whether before or after the User Discontinuance Date) after submitting to a User a Termination Notice under Section V4.3, submit to that User any Invoice Document in respect of any Billing Period or part of a Billing Period ending at or before the time at which Transco submits such Invoice Document.
1.7.2 Where Transco has submitted a Termination Notice to a User, all amounts payable by that User to Transco or by Transco to the User (whether the Invoice Document in which such amounts are shown was submitted before or after the date of the Termination Notice) shall be immediately payable notwithstanding paragraph 3.1.
1.7.3 Notwithstanding paragraph 1.4, Transco may, at any time on or following the occurrence of any of the events set out in paragraph V4.3.1(e) in relation to any User, submit to that User any Invoice Document in respect of any Billing Period or part of a Billing Period ending at or before the time at which Transco submits such Invoice Document.
1.7.4 In relation to a User, on the occurrence of any of the events set out in paragraph V4.3.1(e), all amounts payable to Transco (whether the Invoice Document in which such amounts are shown was submitted before or after the date of the occurrence of any of the events set out in paragraph V4.3.1(e)) shall be immediately payable notwithstanding paragraph 3.1.
1.8 Invoice adjustment
1.8.1 Subject to paragraph 1.8.3, where it appears to Transco that any Invoice Amount has been incorrectly stated in an Invoice Document, the Invoice Amount may be adjusted by an Adjustment Invoice or as the case may be an Ad-hoc Invoice submitted by Transco in accordance with paragraph 2.2 or 2.4 (and Transco will not be required to revise and resubmit the original Invoice Document).
1.8.2 An adjustment (by way of debit) representing an increase in an Invoice Amount shall be a new Invoice Amount in respect of which the Invoice Due Date will be the Invoice Due Date of the relevant Adjustment Invoice or Ad-hoc Invoice.
1.8.3 In the absence of fraud, after the expiry of 18 months (or any other period agreed between Transco and the User) after the Invoice Due Date (in accordance with paragraph 3.1) in respect of any Invoice Document:
(a) no adjustment may be made to an Invoice Amount under that Invoice Document, other than:
(i) an adjustment of which Transco had given notice to the User, or
(ii) an adjustment pursuant to an Invoice Query raised by a User (in accordance with paragraph 4)
before the expiry of such period;
(b) no Invoice Query may be raised in respect of the Invoice Document; and
(c) the Invoice Document shall (subject to any adjustments already made and any permitted under paragraph (a)) be deemed to be final and conclusive as to the amounts shown as payable thereunder.
1.8.4 The provisions of this Section S whereby an Invoice Amount may be adjusted or an Invoice Query raised are without prejudice to the provisions of the Code pursuant to which determinations of quantities delivered to and offtaken from the System are made final.
1.9 Contingencies
1.9.1 Subject to paragraph 1.9.4, in the event that, as a result of a Code Contingency, Transco is unable to produce or submit any Invoice Documents within 7 Days after the expected date (in accordance with paragraph 1.4) of submission thereof:
(a) Transco may prepare and submit an Invoice Document (as an Ad-Hoc Invoice) containing estimated Invoice Amounts;
(b) such an Invoice Document will be a valid Invoice Document;
(c) for the purposes of paragraph 1.3.4, the supporting data to be provided with the Invoice Document will be an explanation of the basis of estimation.
1.9.2 Where the User believes that Transco’s estimate or basis of estimation is materially inaccurate, the User shall as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving the Invoice Document (and in any event before the Invoice Due Date) contact Transco and discuss the estimate or basis of estimation with a view to agreeing upon a more accurate estimate of the amount which is payable, which amount (if so agreed) shall be the amount payable by the User in respect of the estimated Invoice Document, but without prejudice to paragraph 1.8.1 or 4.3.
1.9.3 Where (following discussion under paragraph 1.9.2) the User raises an Invoice Query under paragraph 4.2.1:
(a) paragraph 4.2.1(c)(i) shall apply on the basis of the detail provided of the basis of estimation;
(b) for the purposes of paragraph 4.2.1(c)(ii), the User shall specify the amount by which the User reasonably believes Transco’s estimate to be under- or over-stated.
1.9.4 Except with the agreement of a User, Transco may not on the occurrence of any Code Contingency submit Invoice Documents containing estimated Invoice Amounts under this paragraph 1.9 in respect of consecutive Billing Periods.
1.9.5 Where in accordance with the Contingency Procedures Transco submits Invoice Documents, which do not contain estimated Invoice Amounts, such Invoice Documents shall be submitted in the format required in paragraph 1.3.4.
1.10 Adjustment neutrality
Where any Energy Balancing Charge has been invoiced and, upon the resolution of an Invoice Query or pursuant to paragraph 1.8.1 or (unless expressly otherwise provided)
following a Code Modification or otherwise, any adjustment is subsequently made in respect of such Energy Balancing Charge, any amount payable by Transco to a User or by a User to Transco pursuant to such adjustment shall be:
(a) except as provided in paragraph (b), an additional Monthly Adjustment Neutrality Cost, or (as the case may be) an additional Monthly Adjustment Neutrality Revenue for the purposes of Section F4.5.3(a) or (b) in respect of the month(s) to which the adjustment relates,
(b) where the relevant Energy Balancing Charge was a Reconciliation Clearing Charge other than in respect of a NTS System Exit Point or a Reconciliation Neutrality Charge, an additional Adjustment Reconciliation Neutrality Cost or (as the case may be) additional Adjustment Reconciliation Neutrality Revenue for the purposes of Section F6.5(a) or (b) (applying pursuant to Section F6.1.2), in respect of the month in which the amount of such adjustment was determined.
2 INVOICE TYPES
2.1 General
2.1.1 NTS Entry Capacity Invoices, NTS Exit Capacity Invoices, LDZ Capacity Invoices, Balancing Invoices, Commodity Invoices and Reconciliation Invoices are Invoice Documents of the Invoice Types described in Annex S-1
2.1.2 Subject to paragraphs 2.1.3 and 2.1.5, the Invoice Items to be comprised in each of the Invoice Types referred to in paragraph 2.1.1 are set out in Annex S-1.
2.1.3 Upon not less than 3 months notice to Users, Transco may include in any Invoice Document of an Invoice Type referred to in paragraph 2.1.1 Invoice Items which previously were or would have been contained in an Ad-hoc Invoice (but for the avoidance of doubt only in respect of Invoice Items in respect of charges payable pursuant to the Code).
2.1.4 The provisions of paragraph 2 and Annex S-1 as to the scope and contents of particular Invoice Documents shall be deemed from time to time to be modified to the extent necessary to be consistent with any Manual Modification under Section U8 (but for the avoidance of doubt only in respect of Invoice Items in respect of charges payable pursuant to the Code).
2.1.5 An amount which:
(a) is payable under the Code in relation to, or in connection with the holding of System Capacity at or the offtake of gas at, a Connected System Exit Point, a Shared Supply Meter Point, a VLDMC Supply Point Component, or a System Exit Point in a part of an LDZ to which Section W3.3.4 applies, and
(b) would otherwise be an Invoice Item within an Invoice Type in Annex S-1,
may be contained in an Ad-hoc Invoice.
2.2 Adjustment Invoice
2.2.1 An Adjustment Invoice is an Invoice Document containing Invoice Credits or Invoice Amounts (if not contained in an Ad-hoc Invoice) representing adjustments (by way of credit or debit) to Invoice Amounts contained in one or more LDZ Capacity Invoices or Commodity Invoices.
2.2.2 The amount of interest (if any) payable in respect of any amount payable or repayable pursuant to an Adjustment Invoice will be shown in an Ad-hoc Invoice or Interest Invoice and not in the relevant Adjustment Invoice.
2.3 Interest Invoice
An Interest Invoice is an Invoice Document containing Invoice Amounts representing interest payable pursuant to paragraph 3.5 (other than pursuant to paragraph 4.2.4) by a User or Transco in respect of an Invoice Amount under any Invoice Document (including an earlier Interest Invoice).
2.4 Ad-hoc Invoice
2.4.1 An Ad-hoc Invoice is an Invoice Document in respect of an amount not included in another Invoice Type.
2.4.2 Transco may submit an Ad-hoc Invoice to any User at any time (but subject to paragraph 1.8.3) in respect of any amount (not included in another Invoice Type) which, at any time prior to the submission of such Invoice Document, becomes payable or repayable by the User or Transco to the other pursuant to any provision of the Code or otherwise pursuant to Section B 1.7.9 or (unless otherwise therein provided) pursuant to any Ancillary Agreement.
2.4.3 An Ad-hoc Invoice may also contain adjustments (by way of credit or debit) in respect of any Invoice Amount, other than adjustments to be contained (in accordance with paragraph 2.2) in Adjustment Invoices.
2.4.4 Transco will submit (as an Ad-hoc Invoice) an Invoice Document in respect of amounts becoming payable by Transco to a User pursuant to:
(a) Sections G4 and M5; and
(b) any provision for the payment by Transco of compensation under a contract (including pursuant to the Code) for the provision by Transco of meter reading services to which this Section S applies,
as soon as reasonably practicable after the month in which the liability to pay such amounts accrues.
2.4.5 The liability of Transco pursuant to any provision referred to in paragraph 2.4.4 or Sections I3.7 or J3.5 to make any payment to a User is without prejudice to the User’s liability for any charge payable to Transco, and Transco shall not be entitled to discharge its liability by releasing the User from any such liability of the User; and Transco shall secure that (where relevant) the Invoice Amounts in relevant Ad-hoc Invoices are stated accordingly.
2.4.6 Transco will, at the same time as it submits a Balancing Invoice in relation to any Billing Period, submit (as an Ad-hoc Invoice) an Invoice Document in respect of
amounts payable by or to Transco pursuant to Section D3 in respect of such Billing Period.
2.4.7 The management of the issuing of Ad-Hoc Invoices and the service provided in respect of Ad-Hoc Invoices are contained in the “Operational Rules Governing the Supply of Invoice Charges via the Ad-Hoc Process” which is the document so entitled and revised from time to time by Transco (following consultation with Users), and such document does not form part of Code.
2.5 Miscellaneous
2.5.1 An Adjustment Invoice, Interest Invoice or Ad-hoc Invoice may contain Invoice Amounts (or Invoice Credits in respect of Invoice Amounts) accruing (before such invoice is submitted):
(a) in the calendar month in which the Invoice Document is submitted, and/or
(b) in more than one calendar month.
2.5.2 Without prejudice to paragraph 2.4.6, there is no expected timing within a calendar month for the submission of an Adjustment Invoice, Interest Invoice or Ad-hoc Invoice; and, except in the case of an Interest Invoice, more than one such Invoice Document may be submitted to a User in the same calendar month.
2.5.3 A reference to a Billing Period in the context of an Adjustment Invoice, Interest Invoice or Ad-hoc Invoice (other than where submitted pursuant to paragraph 2.4.6) is to the period from the date of accrual of the first to that of the last accruing Invoice Amount contained in such Invoice Document.
3 INVOICE PAYMENT
3.1 Invoice Due Date
3.1.1 Subject to paragraphs 1.7.2, 1.7.4 and 4.2.2, the Invoice Amounts under each Invoice Document shall be paid (by the User to Transco or by Transco to the User, as the case may be) on or before the Invoice Due Date.
3.1.2 The «Invoice Due Date» in respect of an Invoice Document is the day ending at 24:00 hours on:
(a) subject to paragraphs (b) and (c), whichever is the later of:
(i) the 12th Day after the Day on which the Invoice Document was deemed to be received in accordance with Sections U and V11, and
(ii) the 20th Day after the last Day of the Billing Period to which the Invoice Document relates;
(b) in the case of an Adjustment Invoice, Interest Invoice or Ad-hoc Invoice, subject to paragraph (c), the 12th Day after the Day on which the Invoice Document was deemed to be received in accordance with Sections U and V11;
(c) where the Day (the «target due date») determined under paragraph (a) or (b) is
not a Business Day:
(i) subject to paragraph (ii), the Business Day (whether before or after the target due date) which is nearest to the target due date, or
(ii) if the nearest Business Days before and after the target due date are equally near, the nearest Business Day after the target due date.
3.1.3 Where a Balancing Invoice contains Invoice Amounts payable both by and to a User, only the net amount (the «Net Invoice Amount») shall be payable.
3.2 Payment details
3.2.1 Payment of any amount payable under the Code shall be made in pounds sterling in same day funds to the account of the payee at a bank in the United Kingdom notified to the paying party in accordance with paragraph 3.2.2.
3.2.2 Transco will notify each User, and each User shall notify Transco, of the account name and number, and the name, address and sort code of the account bank, to which payments to Transco by such User or (as the case may be) to such User by Transco are to be made, within 5 Business Days after the User Accession Date, and of any change in such details not less than 30 Days before such change occurs.
3.2.3 The payer shall instruct the bank remitting payment of any amount payable under the Code to quote the number (under paragraph 1.3.1(e)) of the relevant Invoice Document to the payee’s bank when remitting such payment.
3.3 Deductions, withholdings, taxes etc
3.3.1 Without prejudice to paragraph 4.2.2, amounts payable under the Code shall be paid:
(a) free and clear of any restriction, reservation or condition, and
(b) except to the extent (if any) required by law, without deduction or withholding in respect of tax or on account of any amount due or to become due to the paying party, whether by way of set off, counterclaim or otherwise.
3.3.2 If, in respect of a payment to be made to Transco by a User, any deduction or withholding is required to be made by the law of any country other than a country of the United Kingdom, the User shall:
(a) ensure that the amount of such withholding or deduction does not exceed the minimum so required;
(b) forthwith pay Transco such additional amounts as will ensure that the net amount received by Transco will be equal to that which would have been received had no deduction or withholding been made; and
(c) pay the amount withheld or deducted to the relevant authority in accordance with the relevant requirement of law, and provide to the payee a receipt issued by such authority or (if such a receipt is not available) a certificate in respect of such payment.
3.4 Remittance advice
3.4.1 Where payment of any amount is made pursuant to an Invoice Document, the User shall complete and submit to the payee the Invoice Remittance Advice not later than the Day on which payment is made (but no inability of the User to do so shall affect its obligation to make payment).
3.4.2 The completed Invoice Remittance Advice shall specify:
(a) the date when payment is to be made;
(b) the amounts, by reference to each Invoice Item (payable to Transco) specified in the Invoice Document, in respect of which the payment is to be made, and the total amount to be paid;
(c) any amount or amounts, by reference to each Invoice Item, in respect of which payment is not being made pursuant to paragraph 4.2.2.
3.4.3 Where Transco makes payment of any amount pursuant to an Invoice Document, Transco will not later than the date on which payment is made notify the User of details equivalent to those to be specified in an Invoice Remittance Advice pursuant to paragraph 3.4.2 (but no inability of Transco to do so shall affect its obligation to make payment).
3.4.4 Where Transco or a User makes payment under more than one Invoice Document on the same Day, it shall secure that a separate remittance is made in respect of each Invoice Document.
3.4.5 Where the Invoice Document number is not quoted (in accordance with paragraph 3.4.4) with any remittance made by or on behalf of a User, and no Invoice Remittance Advice corresponding to the remittance is submitted, Transco will endeavour to obtain the User’s instructions (by telephone or facsimile) as to the application thereof; but if it has not (by the Business Day following the Day of the remittance) obtained such instructions, Transco will apply the amount remitted to or towards Invoice Amount(s) in order of Invoice Due Date (the earliest first) and proportionately as between Invoice Amounts with the same Invoice Due Date, but applying such amount last to any Invoice Amounts which are subject to an Invoice Query.
3.5 Late payment
3.5.1 Without prejudice to Section V4.3.1, where any amount payable under an Invoice is not paid on or before the Invoice Due Date, the paying party shall pay interest, after as well as before judgment, at the Applicable Interest Rate, on the unpaid amount from the Invoice Due Date until the Day on which payment is made.
3.5.2 For the avoidance of doubt paragraph 3.5.1 shall not be construed as permitting late payment of any Invoice Amount.
3.5.3 Without prejudice to any other rights of Transco under the Code, including without limitation those under Section V4.3, where, in relation to any amount (or amounts in aggregate) of not less than ?10,000 which has become due for payment by a User under the Code (excluding for the avoidance of doubt amounts which are the subject of an Invoice Query which by virtue of paragraph 4.2.2 have not become due for payment)
and the relevant User has not paid the amount in full by the due date for payment;
Transco shall be entitled to reject or refuse to accept all or any of the following by the relevant User:
(a) an application for System Capacity or increased System Capacity at any System Point under Section B or Section G5; and
(b) a System Capacity Trade under Section B5 in respect of which the User is Transferee User; and
(c) a Supply Point Nomination or Supply Point Confirmation under Section G, other than a Supply Point Nomination or Supply Point Reconfirmation (unless made in the context of an application under paragraph (a) (above));
with effect from the day after the due date for payment until such time as the relevant User has paid the amount due for payment in full.
3.6 Interest
3.6.1 Where pursuant to any provision of this Section S interest is payable by Transco or a User, such interest shall accrue on a daily basis and on the basis of a 365 day year.
3.6.2 Interest payable under this Section S will be compounded to the extent and by virtue of being invoiced in an Interest Invoice, late payment of which will itself be subject to interest under this paragraph 3.6.
3.6.3 The «Applicable Interest Rate» is the rate of interest, expressed as a percentage rate per annum, payable in respect of amounts overdue for payment, or subject to repayment, under the Code.
3.6.4 The Applicable Interest Rate shall be the base rate for the time being of Barclays Bank plc plus:
(a) except as provided in paragraph (b), three (3) percentage points per annum;
(b) for the purposes only of paragraphs 1.5.4(a)(ii), 4.2.5 and 4.3.2, or where otherwise expressly provided in the Code one (1) percentage point per annum.
3.7 Statement of account
3.7.1 Transco will provide to each User each month a statement of account showing, by reference to individual Invoice Documents (but not individual Invoice Items) and in aggregate:
(a) the amounts shown under paragraph (d) in the preceding statement of account (if any) as payable by the User or Transco;
(b) the amounts shown as payable by the User or Transco under Invoice Documents submitted to the User since the date of the preceding statement of account (if any), including any amount for which the Invoice Due Date is after the date of the statement of account for the current month;
(c) the amounts paid by the User or Transco since the date of the preceding statement of account (if any);
(d) the sum of the amounts shown under paragraphs (a) and (b) less the amounts shown under paragraph (c).
3.7.2 Each statement provided under paragraph 3.7.1 shall state that it is not a tax invoice for Value Added Tax purposes.
3.7.3 No payment obligation of any User or Transco shall be affected by any delay or failure by Transco in producing a statement of account.
4 INVOICE QUERIES, ETC
4.1 Invoice Queries
4.1.1 For the purposes of this Section S an «Invoice Query» is any question or dispute as to the proper calculation of any amount shown as payable by a User or Transco under an Invoice Document or as to whether any such amount is or was properly payable and references to the amount of an Invoice Query are to the amount by which the User submitting the Invoice Query considers the Invoice Amount to be incorrect.
4.1.2 A User may notify an Invoice Query by telephone (subject to paragraph 4.1.3), by Conventional Notice or by UK Link Communication.
4.1.3 Where a User notifies an Invoice Query by telephone, Transco may (at the time of the telephone communication) require that the Invoice Query be notified by Conventional Notice or UK Link Communication, in which case the Invoice Query shall be deemed not to have been raised for the purposes of paragraph 4.2.1 until so notified.
4.1.4 Transco and the relevant User will endeavour to resolve Invoice Queries by agreement.
4.1.5 Any reference in this Section S:
(a) to the resolution of an Invoice Query is a reference to the resolution thereof by agreement (at any time) between Transco and the relevant User or by determination thereof (in accordance with paragraph (b));
(b) to the determination of an Invoice Query is a reference:
(i) to the resolution of a dispute in respect thereof under any provision of Section T where applicable;
(ii) except as provided in paragraph (i), to the outcome of any proceedings commenced by Transco or the relevant User in respect thereof.
4.1.6 Without prejudice to any obligation (including any liability to pay interest pursuant to paragraph 4.2.4) of Users pursuant to this Section, Transco agrees that it will make available such resources as are in its reasonable opinion reasonably adequate to deal reasonably promptly with reasonable Invoice Queries.
4.1.7 In paragraph 4.1.8 ‘appropriate resources’ shall mean the application by Transco in respect of an Invoice Query, of available resources that are commensurate with and
appropriate to the value of the Invoice Query.
4.1.8 In relation to an Invoice Query, for which there exists an Invoice Query Methodology, relating to an Invoice Document in respect of which the relevant Billing period is February 1998 or any subsequent month:
(a) where it has not been possible to resolve the Invoice Query by applying appropriate resources: or
(b) Transco is of the opinion that the Invoice Query will not be resolved by applying appropriate resources ;
Transco shall, where agreed with the User, calculate, in accordance with the Invoice Query Estimation Methodology, an estimated value for the Invoice Amount which is the subject of the Invoice Query.
4.1.9 Without prejudice to paragraph 4.1.5 where Transco calculates an estimated value for the amount of an Invoice Query in accordance with paragraph 4.1.8, the Invoice Query shall be held to have been resolved on the basis of such estimated value, which estimated value shall be deemed to be final and conclusive as to the proper calculation of the amount payable.
4.1.10 An «Invoice Query Estimation Methodology» is a document so entitled prepared and revised from time to time by Transco (in consultation with Users) setting out (inter alia) the methodology to be applied by Transco for the purposes of calculating an estimated value of the amount of each Invoice Query.
4.1.11 In the preparation (and revision) of an Invoice Query Methodology Transco shall seek to ensure that the methodology is designed to apply in such a manner that the estimated values calculated for amounts that are the subject of Invoice Queries are, as between Transco and Users and as between Users, fair and equitable.
4.1.12 Without prejudice to paragraphs 4.1.6, 4.1.8 and 4.1.9, where a User gives simultaneous notification to Transco of thirty or more relevant Invoice Queries, the User may also notify Transco that it elects that paragraph 4.5 apply to the resolution of the relevant Invoice Queries ( an «Invoice Query Batch»).
4.1.13 For the purposes of paragraph 4.1.12, a «relevant Invoice Query» is an Invoice Query
(a) which relates to a Larger Supply Point, other than in respect of an Invoice Item on a Commodity Invoice or Reconciliation Invoice determined by reference to the Metered Quantity or Reconciliation Quantity respectively; and
(b) where the amount is less than ?40
4.2 Invoice Queries before payment
4.2.1 Where a User wishes to raise any Invoice Query in respect of an amount shown as payable by the User under an Invoice Document, the User may, not later than the Day before the Invoice Due Date, notify (in accordance with paragraph 4.1.2 and 4.1.3) such Invoice Query to Transco, specifying:
(a) the Invoice Type, date and number of the Invoice Document;
(b) the Invoice Item to which the Invoice Query relates;
(c) an explanation of the basis on which the Invoice Query arises, and the amount of the Invoice Amount which is subject to the Invoice Query:
(i) identified by reference to the particular item of supporting data (in accordance with paragraph 1.3.4) in respect of which the Invoice Query arises, on the basis of the level of greatest detail of such supporting data provided for in the UK Link Manual, to the extent that such data was provided by Transco, and subject to paragraph 4.2.6 where applicable; and
(ii) where the basis of the Invoice Query is that the value of any parameter by reference to which the Invoice Amount is determined is incorrectly stated in such supporting data, the amount (estimated as accurately as is reasonably practicable) by which such value is incorrectly stated;
(d) the amount of the Invoice Amount which is not subject to the Invoice Query, determined on the basis that only so much of the Invoice Amount as is identified in paragraph (c) is subject to the Invoice Query.
4.2.2 Where a User raises an Invoice Query in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4.2.1 (but not otherwise), the amount subject to the Invoice Query (in accordance with paragraph 4.2.1(c)) shall not be payable on the Invoice Due Date, but without prejudice to paragraph 4.2.4.
4.2.3 Except as provided in paragraph 4.2.2, but without prejudice to paragraph 4.3.1, the whole amount shown as payable by a User in any Invoice Document shall be payable on the Invoice Due Date.
4.2.4 Where pursuant to paragraph 4.2.2 any amount is not paid on the Invoice Due Date by a User, the amount (if any) which is agreed or determined (following resolution of the Invoice Query) to be payable by the User shall be payable upon such resolution, and interest from the Invoice Due Date shall be payable in accordance with paragraph 3.5 (but subject to paragraph 4.2.5) on such amount.
4.2.5 For the purposes of paragraph 4.2.4, where it is agreed or determined that the question or dispute the subject of the Invoice Query pursuant to paragraph 4.2.2 was a bona fide question or dispute, the Applicable Interest Rate shall be:
(a) for Invoice Items other than those listed in paragraph 5 of Annex S-1, the rate under paragraph 3.6.4(b)
(b) for Invoice Items listed in paragraph 5 of Annex S-1 the rate under paragraph 3.6.4(b) until the expiry of 2 Business Days after the date of resolution of the Invoice Query.
4.2.6 Where, by reason of a delay (after the date of the Code) in the preparation or submission of any Invoice Documents:
(a) Transco submits to a User, in the same month, Invoice Documents of the same Invoice Type (other than the Invoice Types referred to in paragraph 4.2.8) in respect of several Billing Periods to a User;
(b) Transco submits to a User in any month Invoice Documents of different Invoice Types (other than the Invoice Types referred to in paragraph 4.2.8) at intervals which are substantially less (so that they are submitted on the same Day or within the space of a few Days) than those allowed for by the expected timing under paragraph 1.4.2,
paragraph 4.2.7 shall apply.
4.2.7 In relation to any such Invoice Document as is referred to in paragraph 4.2.6:
(a) the level of detail by reference to which (for the purposes of paragraph 4.2.1) any Invoice Query is required to be given shall be such as is reasonable having regard to the extent of the supporting data and the time (from submission of the Invoice Document until the Invoice Due Date) available for the User to review such Invoice Documents and the supporting data;
(b) where the User raised an Invoice Query containing less detail than would have been required but for paragraph (a):
(i) the User shall as soon as is reasonable provide to Transco the details which were omitted;
(ii) to the extent that the User does not comply with paragraph (i), the suspension (pursuant to paragraph 4.2.2) of the User’s obligation to pay shall cease to apply.
4.2.8 The Invoice Types excluded from paragraph 4.2.6(a) and (b) are Invoice Types within paragraph 2.5.1, except that Ad-hoc Invoices submitted pursuant to paragraph 1.9.1 shall be included.
4.3 Other Invoice Queries
4.3.1 Subject to paragraph 1.8.3, nothing in this paragraph 4 shall prevent a User from raising any Invoice Query other than pursuant to paragraph 4.2.1, including in respect of any amount after payment has been made in respect of such amount, or from paying any such amount at the same time as notifying an Invoice Query in respect thereof; provided that (without prejudice to the resolution of the Invoice Query) no constructive trust or other implied term as to the receipt or application by the payee of the amount paid shall arise.
4.3.2 Where, upon the resolution of an Invoice Query or otherwise, it is agreed or determined that any amount or part of any amount paid should not have been paid, the payee shall repay such overpaid amount with interest at the Applicable Interest Rate from the date on which payment was made to it or if later the Invoice Due Date until the date of such repayment.
4.3.3 Notwithstanding paragraph 4.2.2, a User shall pay the Invoice Amount in respect of System Entry Capacity Charges in respect of Daily System Entry Capacity, System Entry Capacity Charges in respect of Interruptible System Entry Capacity and (where payable by the User) Capacity Neutrality Charges under each NTS Entry Capacity Invoice in full on the Invoice Due Date, notwithstanding any Invoice Query, and paragraphs 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 will apply in respect of any such Invoice Query.
4.4 Invoicing of resolved Queries
4.4.1 As soon as reasonably practicable after any Invoice Query is resolved, and in any event by the end of the second following month, Transco will prepare and submit to the relevant User an appropriate Invoice Document in respect of the amount (if any) agreed or determined to be payable or repayable by Transco or the relevant User.
4.4.2 Save in respect of an Invoice Query relating to charges in respect of the Invoice Items listed in paragraph 5 of Annex S-1, as soon as reasonably practicable after any Invoice Query is resolved, and in any event by the end of the third following month, Transco will prepare and submit to the relevant User an appropriate Invoice Document in respect of the amount (if any) of interest payable by Transco or the User in respect of such Invoice Query.
4.5 Invoice Query Batch sampling
4.5.1 Following an election by a User pursuant to paragraph 4.1.12,
(a) Transco shall take a batch sample from the Invoice Query Batch and determine in respect of each Invoice Query in the batch sample whether the Invoice Query complies with paragraph 4.2.1:
(b) where:
(i) more than 5% (in number) of the Invoice Queries in the batch sample do not comply with the requirements of paragraph 4.2.1, all Invoice Queries in the Invoice Query Batch shall be deemed not to comply with paragraph 4.2.1;
(ii) 5% or fewer (in number) of the Invoice Queries in the batch sample do not comply with the requirements of paragraph 4.2.1, all Invoice Queries in the Invoice Query Batch shall be deemed to comply with paragraph 4.2.1;
(c) where paragraph (b)(i) applies,
(i) Transco will provide the User with details of the Invoice Queries in the batch sample which did not comply with paragraph 4.2.1;
(ii) The User shall be deemed not to have notified Transco of any of the Invoice Queries in the Invoice Query Batch and the User may notify Transco of such Invoice Queries pursuant to paragraph 4.2.1 or 4.1.12.
(iii) where paragraph (b)(ii) applies, Transco shall calculate the average invoice query factor;
(d) the «average invoice query factor» shall be, for each Invoice Query in the batch sample which complied with paragraph 4.2.1, the sum of the amounts determined by Transco as being the amount which should have properly been the subject of the Invoice Query divided by the sum of the amounts as notified by the User;
(e) in respect of each Invoice Query in the Invoice Query Batch, the amount which
should have properly been the subject of the Invoice Query shall be, where the average invoice query factor is;
(i) less than or greater than 1, the amount notified by the User multiplied by the average invoice query factor;
(ii) equal to 1, the amount notified by the User.
4.5.2 For the purposes of paragraph 4.5.1, the «batch sample» shall comprise, where the number of Invoice Queries comprised in the Invoice Query Batch;
(a) exceeds 10,000, a random sample of 222 Invoice Queries;
(b) is greater than 30 but less than 10,000, a random sample of such number of Invoice Queries (‘s’) determined as follows;
s = (nl + (f * (nh – nl)))
where: f equals (N – Nl)/(Nh – Nl);
N is the number of Invoice Queries in the Invoice Query Batch; and
‘Nl’ is the closest batch size below (lower batch size) the actual number of queries is an Invoice Query Batch.
‘Nh’ is the closest batch size above (higher batch size) the actual number of queries in the Invoice Query Batch.
‘nl’ and ‘nh’ are the appropriate sample size set out in Annex S-2.
4.6 GRE Invoice Query Incentive Scheme Methodology1
4.6.1 For the purposes of this section3:
(a) the «GRE Invoice Query Incentive Scheme Methodology» is a document prepared by Transco and agreed with the Authority dated2 setting out the methodology for the calculation of Incentive Payments;
(b) the «GRE Invoice Query» shall mean an Invoice Query raised by a User for the overpayment of Reconciliation Clearing Charges as determined in accordance with the GRE Invoice Query Incentive Scheme Methodology;
(c) a «Valid GRE Invoice Query» is a GRE Invoice Query which results in a financial adjustment for the overpayment of Reconciliation Clearing Charges;
(d) a «month» for the purposes of this paragraph is the period from the 6th day in one month until and including the 5th day in the following month;
1 based on provisions previously in Transition Document
3 Paragraph 4.6 will be amended by Modification MR0673 with effect from 12 July 2004. Please refer to the relevant Notice of Future Implementation.
2 date to be advised
(e) the «Query Receipt Month» shall mean the month in which the GRE Invoice Query is received by Transco;
(f) the «Service Standard Adjustment Month» shall mean the target month for the processing of financial adjustments in respect of a Vaild GRE Invoice Query and this will be the third month following the Query Receipt Month;
(g) the «Relevant Month» shall mean the month in which the financial adjustment for the overpayment of the Reconciliation Charge is paid by Transco to the User in accordance with the service standard as defined within the GRE Invoice Query Incentive Scheme Methodology;
(h) the «Incentive Payment» shall mean the amount payable by Transco to the User and such amounts will be determined in accordance with the GRE Invoice Query Incentive Table contained within the GRE Invoice Query Incentive Scheme Methodology;
4.6.2 For the purposes of Section V13, the rules in this paragraph are Compensation Rules within Compensation Group F; and in relation thereto the payment month is the second month following the Relevant Month.
4.6.3 Any amount payable by Transco pursuant to this GRE Invoice Query Incentive Scheme Methodology will be invoiced and payable in accordance with Section S.
4.7 Operational Queries
4.7.1 For the purposes of this Section S:
(a) the «the Guidelines» is a document entitled «Standards of Service Query Management Operational Guidelines» as prepared and revised from time to time by Transco (in Consultation with Users);
(b) «Queries» shall have the meaning of ‘Invoice and Operational queries for both Gas Transportation (GT) and Meter Asset Queries’ as defined in the Guidelines but not including Excluded Queries and «Query» shall be defined accordingly;
(c) the «Query Receipt Day» shall mean the day in which a Query is received by Transco in accordance with the Guidelines;
(d) a «Query Count Day» shall have the same meaning as «Transco Day» in the Guidelines being a Business day where the resolution of the query is within the direct control of Transco;
(e) an «Excluded Query» shall (subject to paragraph 4.8.8) be a Query of a type that is to be excluded from the calculation of liability payments under this Section as further set out in the Guidelines in relation to ‘Query Categories Excluded’;
(f) «Final Achieved Performance» is the performance figure for the resolution of Queries calculated in accordance with the Guidelines;
(g) «Query Standard» shall mean:-
(i) from the Query Implementation Date (subject to paragraph (ii) below), the appropriate percentage set out in the «Query Implementation Date» column in Annex V-1;
(ii) from the first day of the calendar month that is no less than 6 months after the Query Implementation Date (subject to paragraph (iii) below), the appropriate percentage set out in the ’6 month’ column in Annex V-1;
(iii) from the first day of the calendar month that is no less than 12 months after the Query Implementation Date (subject to paragraph (iv) below), the appropriate percentage set out in the ’12 month’ column in Annex V-1;
(iv) from the first day of the calendar month that is no less than 18 months after the Query Implementation Date, the appropriate percentage set out in the ’18 month’ column in Annex V-1.
4.7.2 In respect of Queries relating to Smaller Supply Points and Larger Supply Points respectively, Transco is required to resolve within a calendar month not less than the appropriate Query Standard set out for ‘metering’ Queries and ‘GT’ Queries respectively (and as such terms are further described in the guidelines).
4.7.3 Where Final Achieved Performance for Smaller Supply Points is less than the relevant Query Standard for a User within a calendar month Transco will pay to the User an amount calculated as the aggregate of:
(i) ((((SGT4/100)*A) – B4 – C) * ?1) +
((((SGT10/100)*A) – B10 – C) * ?3) +
((((SGT20/100)*A) – B20 – C) * ?6) +
where:-
SGT4 is the relevant Query Standard for «4 day standard» for Smaller Supply Points: GT set out in Annex V-1
SGT10 is the relevant Query Standard for «10 day standard» for Smaller Supply Points: GT set out in Annex V-1
SGT20 is the relevant Query Standard for «20 day standard» for Smaller Supply Points: GT set out in Annex V-1
A is the number of Queries resolved in the calendar month relating to gas transportation at Smaller Supply Points
B4 is the number of Queries resolved within 4 Query Count Days for Smaller Supply Points in the calendar month relating to gas transportation
B10 is the number of Queries resolved within 10 Query Count Days for Smaller Supply Points in the calendar month relating to gas transportation
B20 is the number of Queries resolved within 20 Query Count Days for Smaller Supply
Points in the calendar month relating to gas transportation
C is the number of Excluded Queries resolved for the User within the calendar month;
(ii) ((((SM4/100)*A) – B4 – C) * ?1) +
((((SM10/100)*A) – B10 – C) * ?3) +
((((SM20/100)*A) – B20 – C) * ?6) +
where:-
SM4 is the relevant Query Standard for «4 day standard» for Smaller Supply Points: metering set out in Annex V-1
SM10 is the relevant Query Standard for «10 day standard» for Smaller Supply Points: metering set out in Annex V-1
SM20 is the relevant Query Standard for «20 day standard» for Smaller Supply Points: metering set out in Annex V-1
A is the number of Queries resolved in the calendar month relating to metering at Smaller Supply Points
B4 is the number of Queries resolved within 4 Query Count Days for Smaller Supply Points in the calendar month relating to metering
B10 is the number of Queries resolved within 10 Query Count Days for Smaller Supply Points in the calendar month relating to metering
B20 is the number of Queries resolved within 20 Query Count Days for Smaller Supply Points in the calendar month relating to metering
C is the number of Excluded Queries resolved for the User within the calendar month.
4.7.4 If for a Smaller Supply Point Transco does not resolve the Query within 40 Query Count Days Transco will be liable to pay to the User ?20 and Transco will further pay an additional ?20 for each further period of not less than 20 Query Count Days in which the Query remains unresolved. Such payment to become due upon resolution of such Query.
4.7.5 Where Final Achieved Performance for Larger Supply Points is less than the relevant Query Standard for a User within a calendar month Transco will pay to the User an amount calculated as the aggregate of:
(i) ((((LGT10/100)*A) – B10 – C) * ?5) + ((((LGT20/100)*A) – B20 – C) * ?30)
where:-
LGT10 is the relevant Query Standard for «10 day standard» for Larger Supply Points: GT set out in Annex V-1
LGT20 is the relevant Query Standard for «20 day standard» for Larger Supply Points: GT set out in Annex V-1
A is the number of Queries resolved in the calendar month relating to gas transportation at Larger Supply Points
B10 is the number of Queries resolved within 10 Query Count Days for Larger Supply Points in the calendar month relating to gas transportation
B20 is the number of Queries resolved within 20 Query Count Days for Larger Supply Points in the calendar month relating to gas transportation
C is the number of Excluded Queries resolved for the User within the calendar month.
(ii) ((((LM10/100)*A) – B10 – C) * ?5) +
((((LM20/100)*A) – B20 – C) * ?30)
where:-
LM10 is the relevant Query Standard for «10 day standard» for Larger Supply Points: metering set out in Annex V-1
LM20 is the relevant Query Standard for «20 day standard» for Larger Supply Points: metering set out in Annex V-1
A is the number of Queries resolved in the calendar month relating to metering at Larger Supply Points
B10 is the number of Queries resolved within 10 Query Count Days for Larger Supply Points in the calendar month relating to metering
B20 is the number of Queries resolved within 20 Query Count Days for Larger Supply Points in the calendar month relating to metering
C is the number of Excluded Queries resolved for the User within the calendar month.
4.7.6 If for a Larger Supply Point Transco does not resolve the Query within 40 Query Count Days Transco will be liable to pay to the User ?70 and Transco will further pay an additional ?70 for each further period of not less than 20 Query Count Days in which the Query remains unresolved. Such payment to become due upon resolution of such Query.
4.7.7 Where the volume of Queries submitted by a User on a day exceeds the volume daily limits set out in the Guidelines, the rules for dealing with such daily excess submissions set out in the Guidelines will be applied.
4.7.8 Queries relating to Meter assets, shall be Excluded Queries from Metering Separation Date.
4.7.9 For the purposes of Section V13 (Compensation), the rules in this paragraph are
Compensation Rules within Compensation Group L; and in relation thereto the ‘payment month’ is the second month following the month in which the Query was resolved4.
4 Paragraph 4.7 will be amended by Modification MR0673 with effect from 12 July 2004. Please refer to the relevant Notice of Future Implementation.
Annex S-1 INVOICE TYPES AND INVOICE ITEMS
1 NTS Entry Capacity Invoice
An “NTS Entry Capacity Invoice” is an Invoice Document in respect of the following separate Invoice Items:
(a) System Entry Capacity Charges in respect of Monthly System Entry Capacity;
(b) System Entry Capacity Charges in respect of Daily System Entry Capacity;
(c) System Entry Capacity Charges in respect of Interruptible System Entry Capacity;
(d) Capacity Surrender Charges;
(e) Firm Curtailment Charges;
(f) System Entry Overrun Charges;
(g) Capacity Neutrality Charges.
2 NTS Exit Capacity Invoice
An “NTS Exit Capacity Invoice” is an Invoice Document in respect of the following separate Invoice Items:
(a) NTS Exit Capacity Charges – DM NTS Exit Capacity;
(b) NTS Exit Capacity Charges – NDM NTS Exit Capacity;
(c) NTS Exit Overrun Charges.
3 LDZ Capacity Invoice
An «LDZ Capacity Invoice» is an Invoice Document in respect of the following Invoice Items:
(a) LDZ Capacity Charges;
(b) Customer Charges – Capacity Variable Component; and
(c) Customer Charges – Fixed Component.
4 Commodity Invoice
A «Commodity Invoice» is an Invoice Document in respect of the following Invoice Items:
(a) NTS Commodity Charges;
(b) LDZ Commodity Charges;
(c) Customer Charges – Commodity Variable Component;
(d) Supply Point Ratchet Charges – LDZ Capacity Charges; and
(e) Supply Point Ratchet Charges – Capacity Variable Component of Customer Charge3
5 Balancing Invoice
A «Balancing Invoice» is an Invoice Document in respect of the following Invoice Items:
(a) Market Balancing Action Charges in respect of Market Balancing Sell Actions;
(b) Daily Imbalance Charges in respect of which Transco is the seller;
(c) Scheduling Charges – Input;
(d) Scheduling Charges – Output;
(e) Balancing Neutrality Charges;
(f) Top-up Neutrality Charges;
(g) Reconciliation Neutrality Charges – NDM Reconciliation and CSEP Reconciliation for Unmetered Connected System Exit Points;
(h) Reconciliation Neutrality Charges – DM Reconciliation and CSEP Reconciliation for Metered Connected System Exit Points;
(i) Market Balancing Action Charges in respect of Market Balancing Buy Actions (a self-bill amount);
(j) Daily Imbalance Charges in respect of which the User is the seller (self-bill amount);
(k) Physical Renomination Incentive Charges; and
(l) Total Incentivised Nomination Charges.
6 Reconciliation Invoice
A «Reconciliation Invoice» is an Invoice Document in respect of the following Invoice Items:
3 Annex S-1 paragraph 4 will be amended by Modification MR0626 with effect from 1 October 2004. Please refer to the relevant Notice of Future Implementation.
(a) Reconciliation Clearing Charge;
(b) Reconciliation Transportation Charge Adjustment in respect of the NTS Commodity Charge, the LDZ Commodity Charge and the Commodity Variable Component of Customer Charges4.
(c) User Aggregate Reconciliation Clearing Charges;
(d) User Aggregate Transportation Charge Adjustments.
4 Annex S-1 paragraph 6(b) will be amended by Modification MR0626 with effect from 1 October 2004. Please refer to the relevant Notice of Future Implementation.
Annex S-2
Invoice Query Batch Size
(Nl/Nh)
Sample Size (nl/nh)
30
30
50
41
100
69
200
105
300
128
500
154
1,000
182
2,000
200
10,000
217

Paragraph
Defined Terms
Applicable Interest Rate………………………………………………………………………………………….3.6.3
average invoice query factor……………………………………………………………………………….4.5.1(d)
Balancing Invoice………………………………………………………………………………………..Annex S-1 5
batch sample………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4.5.2
Billing Day………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1.1.3(b)
Billing Period……………………………………………………………………………………………………..1.1.3(a)
Commodity Invoice……………………………………………………………………………………..Annex S-1 4
Excluded Query………………………………………………………………………………………………….4.7.1(e)
Final Achieved Performance………………………………………………………………………………..4.7.1(f)
GRE Invoice Query Incentive Scheme Methodology…………………………………………….4.6.1(a)
GRE Invoice Query…………………………………………………………………………………………….4.6.1(b)
Incentive Payment………………………………………………………………………………………………4.6.1(h)
Invoice Amount………………………………………………………………………………………………….1.1.3(e)
Invoice Credit…………………………………………………………………………………………………………1.1.5
Invoice Document……………………………………………………………………………………………….1.1.3(c)
Invoice Due Date……………………………………………………………………………………………………..3.1.2
Invoice Item……………………………………………………………………………………………………….1.1.3(d)
Invoice Query Batch………………………………………………………………………………………………4.1.12
Invoice Query Estimation Methodology………………………………………………………………….4.1.10
Invoice Query…………………………………………………………………………………………………………4.1.1
Invoice Remittance Advice………………………………………………………………………………………1.3.3
Invoice Type……………………………………………………………………………………………………………1.2.2
LDZ Capacity Invoice………………………………………………………………………………….Annex S-1 3
month………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4.6.1(d)
Net Invoice Amount………………………………………………………………………………………………..3.1.3
NTS Entry Capacity Invoice………………………………………………………………………..Annex S-1 1
NTS Exit Capacity Invoice…………………………………………………………………………..Annex S-1 2
Queries……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4.7.1(b)
Query………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4.7.1(b)
Query Receipt Day……………………………………………………………………………………………..4.7.1(c)
Query Count Day……………………………………………………………………………………………….4.7.1(d)
Query Standard………………………………………………………………………………………………….4.7.1(g)
Query Implementation Date…………………………………………………………………………….4.7.1(g)(i)
Query Receipt Month………………………………………………………………………………………….4.6.1(e)
payment month……………………………………………………………………………………………………….4.7.9
Reconciliation Billing Period………………………………………………………………………………..1.1.3(f)
Reconciliation Invoice………………………………………………………………………………….Annex S-1 6
relevant Invoice Query…………………………………………………………………………………………..4.1.13
Relevant Month………………………………………………………………………………………………….4.6.1(g)
Service Standard Adjustment Month……………………………………………………………………4.6.1(f)
self-bill amount……………………………………………………………………………………………………….1.1.4
target due date……………………………………………………………………………………………………3.1.2(c)
the Guidelines…………………………………………………………………………………………………….4.7.1(a)
Valid GRE Invoice Query……………………………………………………………………………………4.6.1(c)

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Раздел M – Измерение в точках поставки (только англ.)
Раздел N – Потери / Shrinkage (только англ.)
Раздел O – Планирование в Системе
Раздел P – Хранилище Высшего Менеджера
Раздел Q – Аварийные ситуации
Раздел R – Хранение
Раздел S – Актирование и расчеты
Раздел T – Разрешение споров
Раздел U – Информационная система UK Link
Раздел V – Общие положения
Раздел W – Интерпретация
Раздел X – Кредитное управление при балансировке электроэнергии
Раздел Y – Правила внесения изменений
Раздел Z – Хранилища СПГ Транско

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