BSC Costs and Charges


Elexon’s costs and the contracted costs of BSC Agents are paid for by BSC Parties as described in Section D of the BSC. The amount each BSC Party pays (Funding Shares) depends on their market role and the volume of energy they generate, supply or trade.


BSC monthly charges

If your query is in relation the BSC monthly charges please contact [email protected]. However, please note that we cannot use any credit cover for BSC monthly charges.

Trading Charges and Credit Cover

If you have queries relating to Trading Charges, Credit Cover or daily imbalance/advice notes please do not contact the Elexon Finance Team. This is because the process for handling these areas of your BSC obligations are not managed by the Elexon Finance Team.

For these types of enquiries, please contact the BSC Service Desk.

Funding shares

Main & SVA Specified Charges

The Main and SVA Specified Charges are the fixed charges associated with being a BSC Party. They are set out in BSC Annex D-3.3 and D-3.4 and are determined by the BSC Panel before the start of each BSC Year.

Dataline Monthly Charges

The ‘Dataline Monthly Charges’ are payable by parties who have chosen to order the High Grade Service as described in BSC Annex D-3.

Details of the charges agreed by the BSC Panel are within the Schedule of Specified Communication Charges.

Participant Test Service charges

Elexon provides a number of other services to BSC Parties, for example the Participant Test Service.

For a new market participant entering the market an initial 1/2 day Participant Test Service (PTS) slot is offered at half price.

Charge Rate
Participant Test Service Test Slot (£/half day) £999 + VAT

Late or failed payments

An event of default will occur when a BSC Party fails or is late paying BSCco charges three times within a 12 month period.

Monthly BSCCo charges are invoiced 10 business days ahead of the payment date. The minimum value of a BSCCo monthly invoice to be billed to Parties (excluding quarter end) is £500.

In the event of late payment, Parties will be sent a Default Notice requiring payment within a further five business days

Further information


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