COVID-19: Impact on BSC Changes

Glossary

This page gives details of the impacts on BSC changes from the Panel’s agreed prioritisation approach in response to COVID-19. 

This page was last updated on 12 March 2021. We are keeping this approach under review with the Panel.

COVID-19 Prioritisation extended until 31 March 2021

The Panel agreed, at its meeting on 11 March 2021, to extend the COVID-19 prioritisation approach until 30 June 2021. The intention is for the COVID-19 prioritisation approach to end on this date, subject to feedback and the evolving situation.

The Panel has reviewed this approach at its June, August, October and December 2020 meetings. In coming to this most recent decision, the Panel took into consideration the Government’s roadmap to easing lockdown.

Changes during COVID-19

Changes to the BSC (and its subsidiary documents) will continue to be progressed, but will be prioritised based on whether the change:

  • Is required to mitigate risks and issues caused by COVID-19
  • Is required to be implemented by a fixed deadline, and
  • Has minimal impact on market participants, unless required for the previous two points.

The Panel recognises and agreed to these steps because the COVID-19 situation is challenging and unprecedented for market participants, and that it has resulted in significant operational challenges and changes to the way that they run their business.

Consultations will be staggered to ease the burden on market participants. Further details can be found below.

Changes progressing as usual

All Changes, Issues and Modifications not listed on this page are being progressed as normal.

Changes that are delayed

This shows the current changes that do not meet the criteria and are therefore being de-prioritised.

Modifications with amended timelines

Modification: P332 ‘Revisions to the Supplier Hub Principle’
Reasons for delay: Significant impact on Parties, particularly Suppliers and their Agents

Modification: P375 ‘Metering behind the Boundary Point’
Reasons for delay: Significant impact on Parties, particularly Virtual Lead Parties and Suppliers

Modification: P376 ‘Utilising a Baselining Methodology to set Physical Notifications’
Reasons for delay: Significant impact on Parties, particularly Virtual Lead Parties and Suppliers

Modification: P395 ‘Excluding generators from BM Unit Gross Demand and the calculation of EMR Supplier Charges’
Reasons for delay: Significant impact on Parties, particularly Suppliers

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