Utilities XML

BASDA Utilities XML has been developed through a collaboration between the Utilities Industry and the Software Industry hosted by @UK PLC at their Aldermaston training centre.

The group built on 18 months of initial work by GS1, and BASDA helped the Utilities to carry the project forward to market from September 2010 through to release of the standard on 15th of November 2011.

The BASDA Utilities XML group’s core contributors were:

  • @UK PLC
  • British Gas/Centrica
  • EDF
  • Laser Energy Buying Group
  • NPower
  • Scottish and Southern
  • Total Gas and Power

Laser Energy Buying Group carried out the bulk of the work, with @UK supporting in an editorial role on behalf of BASDA and the individual Utilities ensuring that the standard meets the needs of the industry and its customers.

There is a much wider group of supporting organisations drawn from major customers along energy management and other providers.

Current Timeline

  • Start of Development of the standard 2009
  • BASDA Development starts September 2010
  • Release of standard 15 November 2011
  • Production pilots from February 2012
  • Launch of standard 15 May 2012

Please contact Ronald Duncan of @UK PLC if your organisation wishes to take part in the pilots. BasdaGreenXMLConsultation@ronaldduncan.com

Creating Value for our Members

Joining BASDA goes beyond a package of benefits.  It goes much deeper with the advantage felt across your organisation and customers.


BASDA has made a direct and positive impact on the world of its members and their customers for over 15 years.


Involvement in BASDA makes a real difference to the development of its members and their future careers.


Collaboration and shared learning across the BASDA community brings a tangible result for members and their customers.

BASDA 2020 Annual Summit

The BASDA Annual Summit will take place virtually through a series of 4 online events on 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd October.  Book your tickets today and join your industry peers and guests speakers cover topics from Making Tax Digital, Open Banking, Accessibility and much more .... 


Our suite of guides will help organisations make the right choices for their business and run efficient purchasing processes.


The recent article written by John Stokdyk of AccountingWEB questions the rationale and impact of HMRC’s new Terms of Use for MTD.

Get Involved

Find out more about the benefits of BASDA and how to join.