Data Flows

We produce a large amount of data.  Some can be made available to non-BSC Parties at a cost (see below), while some is available free through BMReports.com (BMRS), the ELEXON Portal or our public reports.

BSC Parties are also entitled to considerably more data through many of our defined data flows.  Please contact your Operational Support Manager (OSM) or the BSC Service Desk to learn more.

Non-BSC Party Reports

If you’re a company who isn’t directly involved in the Balancing and Settlement Code but who would like to receive Settlement data and reports, you can do so by getting in touch with us and completing a licence. Fees and descriptions for the key data we have available are provided below.

We are currently receiving a high number of non-Party requests for data.  While we endeavour to process all requests as soon as we can, please note that this may take up to a month and for non-standard requests may require us to prepare a bespoke quotation.  Please therefore ensure that you submit requests in good time for your intended use of the data.

  • 1. Market Domain Data (MDD)

    Description

    MDD is the central repository of Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) market information and is essential to the operation of the SVA arrangements. We provide the ‘D0269’ or ‘D0270’ data flows upon request, which include critical parameters such as Standard Settlement Configurations, Profile Classes, Grid Supply Point (GSP) Groups and market participant information.

    More Information

    Click here for more information about MDD.

    For a list of the data items included in the D0269 and D0270 flows, please refer to the MRA Data Transfer Catalogue at:

    http://dtc.mrasco.com/ListDataFlows.aspx

    File Format / Distribution: MS Access tables, via email
    Frequency: As required
    Cost: £407

  • 2. Profile Coefficient Data

    Description

    In the non-half-hourly market, energy prices are based on predicted consumption based on ‘load profiles’ that vary both geographically and between different types of customers (profile classes). Information on load profiles, Profile Coefficient data, is essential for suppliers and buyers to accurately compare market price quotes and for demand forecasting. We can provide a year’s set of ‘D0018’ files containing this data.

    More Information

    For a list of the data items included in the D0018 flow, please refer to the MRA Data Transfer Catalogue at:

    http://dtc.mrasco.com/ListDataFlows.aspx

    File Format / Distribution: CSV files containing data items in the D0018 data flow. Distributed via CD or other agreed method.
    Frequency: Once at the end of the current year, or monthly for the current year
    Cost: £869

  • 3. Historic Profile Coefficient Data

    Description

    As described above. We can provide a year’s set of historic D0018 files.

    More Information

    File Format / Distribution: CSV files containing data items in the D0018 data flow. Distributed via CD or other agreed method.
    Frequency: On request
    Cost: £429

  • 4. Settlement Report SAA-I014 (also known as the S0142)

    Description

    This report contains everything you need to know about what happened in the Settlement systems on a particular day, broken down into half hour Settlement Periods. This includes System Buy/Sell Prices, information on trading activity and charges for each Balancing Mechanism Unit (Party), Metered Volumes and Settlement cash flow information. It also has the all the information needed to re-calculate the System Buy and Sell Prices.

    More Information

    For a list of the data items included in the SAA-I014 flow, see:

    section 8.4 in the NETA Interface Definition and Design (IDD) Document Part 1

    File Format / Distribution: Downloadable directly from the ELEXON FTP Server in flat file / pipe delimited format
    Frequency: Daily (one for each Settlement Run)
    Cost: £3000+ VAT per annum for the package of reports 4-7.

  • 5. BMU Aggregation Report – CDCA-I042 (also known as the C0421)

    Description

    This report from the Central Data Collection Agent tells you the metered volumes of energy for each BM Unit for each aggregation run each day. This will tell you exactly what each individual BM Unit has consumed or generated, and whether this is an estimated or actual value.

    More Information

    For a list of the data items included in the CDCA-I042 flow, see:

    section 5.30 of the NETA Interface Definition and Design (IDD) Document Part 1

    File Format / Distribution: Downloadable directly from the ELEXON FTP Server in flat file / pipe delimited format
    Frequency: Daily (one per aggregation run).
    Cost: £3000+ VAT per annum for the package of reports 4-7.

  • 6. Aggregate GSP Group Take Volumes – CDCA-I029 (also known as the C291)

    Description

    This report tells you the energy consumption by each Grid Supply Point (GSP) Group in Great Britain. By interpreting this report you can find out where the demand is and when.

    More Information

    For a list of the data items included in the CDCA-I029 flow, see:

    section 5.24 in the NETA Interface Definition and Design (IDD) Document Part 1

    File Format / Distribution: Downloadable directly from the ELEXON FTP Server in flat file / pipe delimited format
    Frequency: Daily (one per aggregation run)
    Cost: £3000+ VAT per annum for the package of reports 4-7.

  • 7. Meter Period Data for Distribution Area – CDCA-I030 (also known as the C301)

    Description

    This report tells you the volume of energy that was metered at each Distribution System Connection Point for each Settlement Run each day. This can be used to determine the areas of demand and generation in the distribution networks and the line losses that can be expected as these are factored into Suppliers’ tariffs. This is essentially the aggregated metering flows report (CDCA I029 above) broken down into specific connection points in the GSP Group.

    More Information

    For a list of the data items included in the CDCA-I030 flow, see:

    section 5.25 of the NETA Interface Definition and Design (IDD) Document Part 1

    File Format / Distribution: Downloadable directly from the ELEXON FTP Server in flat file / pipe delimited format
    Frequency: Daily (one per aggregation run)
    Cost: £3000+ VAT per annum for the package of reports 4-7.