With effect from 1 October 2015 the previous RLM quantity reconciliation
process has been replaced by a new process for the financial settlement
of so-called RLM quantity differences. For the purpose of this process
network operators submit two allocation messages for RLM exit points
(i.e. exit points equipped with a supply meter installation which
records hourly consumption), once calculated using the preliminary
calorific value which is applied for energy balancing purposes and once
calculated using the final calorific value which is applied for
consumption billing purposes, with both RLM allocation messages
including adjustments to take account of erroneous or unavailable meter
The difference between these two quantities (the “RLM quantity difference”) is financially settled between the relevant balancing group manager and the market area manager as part of the balancing group invoice.
For more information about the financial settlement of RLM quantity differences, please click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our designated contacts.