Modification: P286

Revised treatment of RCRC for generation BM Units

Proposer: National Grid

Current Phase: With Authority

Lead Analyst: David Kemp

Category: Settlement

Implementation Date: 1 April 2017 if approved by 31 March 2015


CUSC Modification Proposal (CMP) 201 proposes to remove Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS) charges/payments from generation BM Units.

The Proposer believes that the BSC’s Residual Cashflow Reallocation Cashflow (RCRC) can be considered as related to the imbalance cost element recovered within BSUoS, and currently all Parties are exposed to both. P286 therefore proposes that generation BM Units should no longer be subject to RCRC charges/payments if CMP201 is approved.


P286 was raised by National Grid on 25 May 2012. The Panel agreed to issue it for a four-month Assessment Procedure by a Workgroup, during which P286 underwent an Industry Impact Assessment and the Workgroup’s Assessment Consultation. The Workgroup recommended that P286 should be approved, and its Assessment Report was presented to the Panel at its meeting on 11 October 2012.

The Panel initially recommended that P286 should be approved, and issued P286 for its Report Phase Consultation. The Panel made its final recommendation that P286 should be approved at its meeting on 13 December 2012. P286 is currently with the Authority for decision.

On 7 March 2014, the Authority directed the Panel to consult on a revised proposed Implementation Date for P286. The Panel agreed a revised date at its meeting on 8 May 2014.

P286 will be implemented on 1 April 2017 if the Authority’s decision is received on or before 31 March 2015.

P286 was progressed in parallel with Approved Modification P285, which also related to RCRC.


P286 Final Modification Report  [1.7 Mb]
Document Date: 18 December 2012

P286 Report Phase Consultation  [1.7 Mb]
Document Date: 23 October 2012

P286 Assessment Consultation Responses  [233.1 Kb]
Document Date: 17 September 2012

P286 Assessment Consultation  [1.5 Mb]
Document Date: 23 August 2012

P286 Proposal Form  [163.5 Kb]
Document Date: 25 May 2012