List of BSC Insights

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If significant events or changes occur within the electricity industry we will analyse and offer insight into what has happened and why. The impartial insight articles are written by our industry experts, who have a wealth of experience and knowledge. These findings are supported by a large amount of industry data.

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View BSC Insight: What is Credit Cover and how does the Credit Assessment Price affect it?

BSC Insight: What is Credit Cover and how does the Credit Assessment Price affect it?

The Credit Assessment Price has changed nine times in 2021 and we recently consulted on increasing the Credit Assessment Price again to a record high of £184/MWh. The Credit Assessment Price is used as a proxy for future Energy Imbalance Prices in the calculation of Credit Cover requirements. Emma Tribe, our Senior Product Analyst from the Analysis and Insights team, explains how the Credit Assessment Price is related to a Parties Credit Cover requirements.

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View BSC Insight: What is driving the latest increases in Credit Assessment Price?

BSC Insight: What is driving the latest increases in Credit Assessment Price?

In this BSC Insight article, our data analyst Mehdi Jafari outlines the recent trends in forward market prices and how we measure the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) process effectiveness against the System Buy Price. The article also provides an update on our Insight Article in May 2021, where the sixth CAP change of 2021 was in process.

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View BSC Insight: How to find your own insights from Supplier Market Share data

BSC Insight: How to find your own insights from Supplier Market Share data

In this BSC Insight, Emma Tribe our Senior Product Analyst and Nick Groves our Data Steward Lead, demonstrate some of the insights that are possible using data from the Quarterly Supplier Market Share report from Elexon.

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View BSC Insight: Update on Settlement Performance during the COVID-19 pandemic

BSC Insight: Update on Settlement Performance during the COVID-19 pandemic

In this Insight article, Mehdi Jafari  provides an update on the Settlement Performance during the COVID-19 pandemic. This BSC Insight follows on from a previous BSC Insight we published to show how COVID-19 pandemic had affected suppliers’ performance in 2020.

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View BSC Insight: Why Non Half Hourly electricity use increased in the first four months of 2021

BSC Insight: Why Non Half Hourly electricity use increased in the first four months of 2021

In this insight article Emma Tribe, our Analysis and Insight Senior Product Analyst, explains how the colder temperatures between January and April 2021 increased Non Half-Hourly electricity demand.

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View BSC Insight: Update on Demand Reduction during COVID-19 lockdown

BSC Insight: Update on Demand Reduction during COVID-19 lockdown

In this BSC Insight, Hussein Osman uses the latest data from BMRS and our internal databases to compare the changes in demand following Government advice that people stay at home with the demand patterns from similar periods in previous years.

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