Live Start and End Dates and Contract Start and End Dates – What’s the difference?

There are two sets of dates on a contract: Contract Start and End Date and Live Start and End Date – what is the difference? #

It is important to remember that a contract doesn’t always begin on the Contract Start, a contract can be delayed for many reasons, for example due to an objection. The Contract Dates are just the proposed start and end dates whereas the Live Dates are the actual dates that the contract/meter went live.