Electralink, the company responsible for operating the data hub underpinning the UK energy market, has secured a contract to assist the Gas Safety Trust (GST), Council for Registered Gas Installers (CORGI) and Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG) to improve health and safety and awareness of gas safety.

Electralink will provide management, lobbying and finance support services.

Stuart Lacey, Electralink’s chief executive, said: “We are pleased to be working with the GST, CORGI and GISG to help improve health and safety in the gas industry.

“This work will complement Electralink’s existing range of services and expertise which it provides to the energy market to raise standards, to encourage competition and to facilitate change.”

Chris Bielby, GST and GISG chairman, said: “I am delighted that the GST and the GISG are to join forces with Electralink as both organisations will benefit greatly from the wide expertise that Electralink can offer.

“In particular using Electralink’s broad range of capabilities to help the GST improve income streams and expand GISG membership.”

Chis Yates, CORGI’s business development director, added: “I am delighted with the move of CORGI Services to Electralink to help support us as we continue to develop our brand and collaborate with our licensees to further improve on the success of the CORGI.

“I believe ElectraLink will open up new opportunities for us to develop our business further”.

GST, CORGI and GISG will be operated from Electralink’s offices in central London providing a flexible base for a dedicated services team.

Electralink already delivers several code management and collective IT services to the energy market including:

  • The Data Transfer Service (DTS)
  • The Supply Point Administration Agreement (SPAA)
  • The Distribution and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA)
  • The Meter Asset Management Code of Practice (MAMCoP)
  • The Distribution Charging Methodologies Development Group (DCMDG)
  • The Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP)
  • The Theft Risk Assessment Service (TRAS)