Operational Support Managers (OSMs)
Operational Support Managers (OSMs) offer dedicated operational support to you, our customers – BSC Parties and Party Agents. Our experience of providing the OSM service enables us to tailor our services to meet your needs. The role of the OSM consists of the following:
- Customer Relations: We aim to know your businesses so we can deliver an OSM service to suit your needs. OSMs also keep you informed of events and corporate developments and will listen to your feedback on our activities and the operations of the BSC.
- Operational Support: OSMs provide operational support and education. As well as regular meetings to discuss performance and operational issues, we can deliver tailored education sessions, calling on support from other ELEXON departments when necessary.
- Training and Education: Education is one of the techniques which form part of the Performance Assurance Framework. OSMs and other experts across ELEXON will provide this support in plain English wherever possible. However, the responsibility remains with parties to operate under the provisions of the BSC, understanding and correctly applying its detailed requirements.
- Error and Failure Resolution: The Error and Failure Resolution (EFR) process is a preventative technique which forms part of the Performance Assurance Framework (PAF). OSMs monitor and track information to identify process or performance failures at an early stage, and to prevent them from escalating. OSMs work closely with the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) to address performance issues, and play a vital role in ensuring EFR is applied consistently and transparently across the market.
While the OSM Service enables you to have more direct contact with us, the BSC Service Desk is also a source of advice in the resolution of operational queries. If you are a BSC Party or Party Agent, please refer to the BSC Signatories and Qualified Persons page to identify your OSM.
Get to know our Operational Support Managers (OSMs):