Latest News and Circulars
Open letter from the Board to BSC Parties15 February 2019
CAP will decrease to £56/MWh from 6 March 201914 February 2019
Three committees are seeking members and volunteers11 February 2019
Consultation on decreasing CAP to £56/MWh7 February 2019
DMAT and CADL will be reduced on 1 April 201928 January 2019
Webinar summarises our 2019/20 Business Plan16 January 2019
P381: Removal of Quarterly Reports
This Modification proposes to remove Section C3.9.1 of the BSC in respect of ‘quarterly reports’. Currently, the quarterly reports are not viewed by market participants, as the information is made readily available in a more timely and accessible manner elsewhere on the BSC Website. Therefore, the current quarterly reports process utilises ELEXON resource that could
P380 ‘Revision to Replacement Reserve Bid Data submission deadline requirements’
Modifying the P344 wording of BSC Section Q ‘Balancing Mechanism Activities’ to ensure National Grid ESO’s continued compliance with the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) and the Replacement Reserve Implementation Framework (RRIF).
P379 ‘Multiple Suppliers through Meter Splitting’
This Modification will enable individual consumers to be supplied by multiple Trading Parties through a Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Settlement Meter at the Boundary Point. It will amend the market rules to support development of non-traditional business models and innovation, expanding upon the solution to be implemented by BSC Modification P344 ‘Project TERRE
Latest Change Proposals
CP1515: Faster Switching
This CP is required to comply with the requirements of Stage 0 of Ofgem’s Faster Switching Programme, which will be implemented on 27 June 2019. The MRASCo Development Board (MDB) has approved v2.0 of DTC CP3554 for implementation on 27 June 2019. BSCP501 ‘Supplier Meter Registration Service’ and BSCP514 ‘SVA Meter Operations for Metering Systems
CP1514: Number of register digits for smart Meters
SEC Modification SECMP0006 will make changes to the effect that the number of register digits on a smart Meter’s display will be reduced from 7 to 5, whilst the number of digits held electronically within the Meter will remain as 7 (when converted to kWh). This means that there will be a difference between the
CP1513: Inconsistencies in BSCP601, CoP3 and CoP5
A number of changes have resulted in inconsistencies from documents not being updated within BSCP601‘Metering Protocol and Compliance Testing’, Code of Practice (CoP) 3 ‘The Metering of Circuits with a Rated Capacity not Exceeding 10 MVA for Settlement Purposes’ and CoP5 ‘The Metering of Energy Transfers with Max Demand of up to (and including) 1MW
The latest BSC Operations Headline Report has been published and includes feature articles as well as regular updates.
The feature articles this month relate to Flagged Bids from Wind in January, CAP Breach on 4 February, and P359 and Generation/Demand Capacity Breaches.