ELEXON responses to Industry consultations

ELEXON monitors and responds to industry-wide consultations that may have an impact on the provisions in the BSC, on ELEXON, or – through ELEXON – on our customers.

Some consultations also require a response from the BSC Panel.

Please let us know if you there are any industry based consultations which you feel warrant a response from us.

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ELEXON response to National Grid consultation on terms and conditions for balancing

Summary

ELEXON’s response agrees with National Grid’s approach to determining terms and conditions for balancing, and makes a number of comments on the mapping of Electricity Balancing Guideline Article 18 requirements to the BSC.

ELEXON response to WPD consultation on Signposting System Needs

Summary

ELEXON’s response highlights the importance of a consistent approach to signposting system needs across different distribution regions and highlights the success of the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service as a single source of market information.

ELEXON response to SSE Networks/EA Technology consultation on an interim solution for managed electric vehicle charging

Summary

ELEXON’s response to SSE Networks and EA Technology’s consultation on distribution network management of smart electric vehicle charging highlights the importance of market-based solutions for flexibility services and outlines considerations drawn from our experience of helping innovative electric vehicle charging solutions understand the market.

ELEXON response to BEIS consultation on proposals regarding smart appliances

Summary

ELEXON’s response highlights the efficiencies of a single central data collection and settlement function to ensure smart appliances interoperability, and the importance of the smart meter rollout and the market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement programme for unlocking the benefits of smart appliances.

ELEXON response to Energy UK consultation on Acceptable Smart Charging Standards

Summary

ELEXON’s response to Energy UK’s consultation on Acceptable Smart Charging Standards. Our response highlights the work we have been doing to support innovative charging solutions and outlines uncertainties around existing interoperability and regulatory requirements.

ELEXON response to Ofgem’s consultation on the RIIO-2 Framework

Summary

ELEXON’s response to the Ofgem consultation on the RIIO2 framework highlights the potential for ELEXON to perform customer engagement group administration functions and questions the applicability of price controls to all ESO functions

ELEXON’s response to draft ESO reporting and incentives guidance

Summary

ELEXON’s response to draft guidance on reporting and incentive arrangements for the Electricity System Operator. We question whether it is appropriate to pay the ESO to reach best-in-class standards of code administration and provide a number of suggestions for the Performance Panel.

ELEXON response to ENTSO-E consultation on Replacement Reserves Implementation Framework

Summary

ELEXON’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on the Replacement Reserves Implementation Framework for Project TERRE. Our response seeks clarification on a number of points, highlights concerns on the timeline for finalising the definition of gate closure time and requests provisions allowing for ELEXON representation on expert groups.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s Forward Work Programme 2018-2019

Summary

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation notes observations on several of the workstreams under two of four Key Priorities: Priority 1 – Enabling a better functioning retail market; and Priority 2 – Facilitating change in the energy system

ELEXON’s response to National Grid’s 2018 consultation on changes to its ABSVD Methodology

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to National Grid’s consultation ‘Proposed revisions to the Applicable Balancing Services Volume Data Methodology’. This formed part of National Grid’s annual consultation on its C16 licence statements.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s ‘minded to’ assignments of TSO obligations under the European Electricity Balancing Guideline

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s ‘minded to’ assignments, in particular to clarify our respective obligations where there are dual assignments to both ELEXON and National Grid.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s informal consultation on Electricity System Operator Licence Drafting

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s informal consultation on the Electricity System Operator (ESO) licence drafting as part of the ESO future arrangements and regulatory framework.

ELEXON’s response to BEIS’s targeted consultation on assignment of certain tasks to ELEXON

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on assigning certain tasks, set out in the European Electricity Balancing Guideline, to ELEXON.

ELEXON’s response to ENTSO-E’s first consultation on Project MARI

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) on its first public consultation for European Project MARI (Manually Activated Reserves Initiative).

ELEXON’s response to Energy Network Association’s consultation on the Electricity Network Innovation Strategy

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the ENA on a Joint Electricity Network Innovation Strategy for the six electricity Distribution Network Operators, three electricity Transmission Operators and the electricity System Operator.

ELEXON’s response to SSE’s consultation on its transition to Distribution System Operator

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks’ consultation: ‘Supporting a Smarter Electricity System: Our Transition to DSO’.

ELEXON’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s consultation on congestion, capacity and carbon

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the NIC’s consultation: ‘Congestion, Capacity and Carbon: Priorities for National Infrastructure’.

ELEXON’s response to ACER’s consultation on revisions to REMIT reporting formats

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) on its consultation: ‘The revision of electronic formats for reporting under the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency (REMIT)’.

ELEXON’s response to National Grid’s consultation on the regulatory and incentives framework for the future Electricity System Operator

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to National Grid’s consultation ‘The future of the Electricity System Operator: Viewpoint on the regulatory and incentives framework’.

ELEXON comments on National Grid’s viewpoint on the regulatory and incentives framework for the Electricity System Operator (ESO)

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to National Grid’s viewpoint on the regulatory and incentives framework for the Electricity System Operator (ESO).

ELEXON’s response to the ENA’s consultation on Promoting Access to Markets for Distributed Energy Resources

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the Energy Networks Association’s consultation ‘Commercial Principles for Contracted Flexibility: Promoting Access to Markets for Distributed Energy Resources’.

ELEXON’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on the design of TERRE and RR Harmonised Balancing Area

Summary

Responses to the consultation had to be in a set format loaded into a web interface on the ENTSO-E website.
This document was used to develop the ELEXON response in the format required and represents the submission made. We did not answer all the consultation questions. Only the questions to which ELEXON made a response are listed within the response document.

ELEXON’s response to the ENTSO-E survey on standard balancing products

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the survey from the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) on standard (harmonised) balancing products under the European Energy Balancing Guideline.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s ‘minded to’ decision on CUSC Modification Proposals 264 & 265

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on its CMP264 and CMP265 ‘minded to’ decision and draft Impact Assessment.

ELEXON’s response to the second consultation on DCUSA Change Proposal 268 – ‘DUoS Charging Using HH Settlement Data’

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the second consultation on DCP268. This CP seeks to facilitate a transition to Half Hourly (HH) Settlement for Non Half Hourly customers by moving to a time band charging basis, based on the HH (profiled) data used in Settlement.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultations on its Forward Work Programme & Simplification Plan 2017/18

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the following two consultations:

Ofgem’s consultation on its draft Forward Work Programme for 2017/18

Ofgem’s consultation on its Simplification Plan for 2017/18

Both consultations closed on 15 February 2017.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on future arrangements for the electricity system operator: its role and structure and the regulatory and incentives framework

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on future arrangements for the electricity system operator: its role and structure and the regulatory and incentives framework.

ELEXON’s response to DCUSA Change Proposal 282 – ‘Embedded Distribution Network Operator (EDNO) UMSO’

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to DCP282. The CP intends to facilitate management/trading of Unmetered Supplies (UMS) apparatus connected to EDNO networks via the ‘host’ Distributor’s UMS Operator (UMSO) service on one combined inventory, where requested by the customer.

ELEXON’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s Report on the Impact of Technological Change on Future Infrastructure Supply and Demand

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s Report on the Impact of Technological Change on Future Infrastructure Supply and Demand.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on mandatory half-hourly settlement: aims and timetable for reform

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on its plan for moving to mandatory Half Hourly Settlement. The consultation seeks views on the aim of the reforms, timing considerations, the regulatory interventions to consider before implementing Half Hourly Settlement, and who should design and approve such interventions.

ELEXON’s response to the BEIS/Ofgem call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the joint BEIS/Ofgem call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system. BEIS/Ofgem have considered a range of options including:

  • removing barriers to energy storage and Demand Side Response
  • improving price signals to allow more flexibility
  • catalysing innovation, so that new solutions can emerge and compete in the market
  • assessing changes to roles and responsibilities in the energy system

Industry Code Governance: Initial consultation on implementing the Competition and Markets Authority’s recommendations

Summary

These are ELEXON and the BSC Panel‘s responses to Ofgem’s first consultation on implementing the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) recommendations for industry code governance. This consultation seeks views on what the scope of the new regulatory framework should be and how we should transition to it. It also sets out initial proposals for our strategic direction for codes, the consultative board and the licensing of code managers.

ELEXON’s response to code administrators’ performance survey questionnaire

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the code administrators’ performance survey questionnaire. The survey will be undertaken by an independent third party. The consultation seeks views on the scope and content of the survey.

ELEXON’s response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on ultra low emission vehicles measures for inclusion in the Modern Transport Bill

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the Department for Transport’s consultation, which includes questions on facilitating widespread smart charging capability for electric vehicles.

ELEXON’s response to the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation (ECOES/DES) Order 2016

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on its draft Order to deliver its ECOES/DES remedy. The remedy forms part of the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation conclusions.

ELEXON’s response to the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation (Electricity Transmission Losses) Order 2016

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on its draft Order to deliver its locational transmission losses remedy. The remedy forms part of the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation conclusions.

ELEXON’s response to CUSC Modification Proposals 264 & 265

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to CMP264 ‘Embedded Generation Triad Avoidance Standstill’ and CMP265 ‘Gross charging of TNUoS for HH demand where Embedded Generation is in the Capacity Market’. These proposals interact with BSC Modifications P348 ‘Provision of gross BM Unit data for TNUoS charging’ and P349 ‘Facilitating Embedded Generation Triad Avoidance Standstill’.

 

ELEXON’s response to DCUSA Change Proposal DCP268 – DUoS Charging Using HH settlement data

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to DCUSA Change Proposal DCP268. The intent of this proposal is to facilitate a transition to Half Hourly (HH) Settlement for Non Half Hourly (NHH) customers by moving to a time band charging basis, based on the HH (profiled) data used in Settlement.

ELEXON’s response to Code Governance Review (Phase 3) Final Proposals – statutory consultation on licence modifications

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s statutory consultation on the proposed licence amendments required to implement an extended Significant Code Review (SCR) process. These proposals have arisen from Ofgem’s third review of industry code governance.

Further information for the CMA on ELEXON’s governance

Summary

On 26 April 2016, ELEXON met with the CMA to discuss our response to the CMA’s proposed remedy on zonal transmission losses. During the meeting, we clarified the respective roles of ELEXON and National Grid under the BSC. The CMA asked us to follow this up by providing further information on ELEXON’s governance.

ELEXON’s response to All European TSO consultation on the European Intraday Cross Zonal Gate Closure

Summary

ELEXON’s observations on the proposed European Intraday Cross Zonal Gate Closure Time of one hour.  This Gate Closure Time sets the end of Intraday trading, and,  as a consequence of the current drafting of the Guideline on Electricity Balancing, also the earliest start time for balancing markets .

ELEXON’s response to GC0048: Requirements for Generators – GB Banding Thresholds

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to the Grid Code’s consultation on GC0048. This proposal seeks to modify the Grid Code and Distribution Code by setting generator ‘banding thresholds’ as required in the European Network Code ‘Requirements for Generators’.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Code Governance Review

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the proposed licence amendments required to implement an extended Significant Code Review (SCR) process. These proposals have arisen from Ofgem’s third review of industry code governance.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem proposals for code administration reporting metrics and performance surveys

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on code administration reporting metrics and performance surveys in which Ofgem proposes revised metrics and a centrally commissioned survey to monitor code administrator performance. These proposals have arisen from Ofgem’s third review of industry code governance.

ELEXON’s response to CMA’s Provisional Decision on Remedies

Summary

On 10 March 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published a summary of its Provisional Decision on Remedies arising from the energy market investigation. The full report was published on 17 March 2016, inviting comments. We have considered the CMA’s proposals and set out our views in relation to those areas that particularly impact ELEXON and the BSC.

Response to TERRE TSOs’ consultation on the design of TERRE

Summary

Project TERRE (Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange) is an advance implementation project that forms part of the implementation of the European Network Code on Electricity Balancing.  These are ELEXON’s comments on the TERRE high level design.

ELEXON’s response to National Grid’s C16 consultation

Summary

We have only responded to questions that have a direct bearing on the BSC arrangements, mainly, the BSAD Methodology Statement and SMAF Methodology Statement. This response reflects the views of ELEXON Ltd only, it does not represent the views of the BSC Panel, any of its sub-committees or BSC Parties.

ELEXON’s response to ENTSO-E’s annual stakeholder satisfaction survey

Summary

Our response highlights the need for ever closer and more frequent engagement by ENTSO-E and the Transmisson System Operators (TSOs) with stakeholders as the European Network Codes enter the implementation phase.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the future of retail market regulation

Summary

Ofgem has proposed a move to principle-based regulation. While this consultation is focused on supply licences, Ofgem intends to consider the applicability of the proposed approach to other parts of the market at a later time and has welcomed early views from stakeholders on this potentially wider scope.

Estimated implementation costs and timescales: locational transmission losses

Summary

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its provisional findings and notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA held a round table session on 15 December 2015 to discuss the assessment of remedy 1, specifically a new cost-benefit analysis for the introduction of pricing for losses.

At this meeting, the CMA invited ELEXON to provide insight into the cost and timescale implications of differing solutions based on previous BSC Modifications which have contemplated losses.

ELEXON’s response to the CMA’s notice regarding assessment methodology for losses remedy

Summary

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA subsequently invited feedback on the methodology and scenarios that would be used in assessing remedy 1, specifically a new cost-benefit analysis for the introduction of pricing for losses.

ELEXON’s response to the CMA’s request for supplementary information on Time of Use Tariffs and Non Half Hourly Profiling

Summary

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA subsequently requested that ELEXON provide additional information in relation to Time of Use Tariffs and Non Half Hourly Profiling.

ELEXON’s response to National Infrastructure Commission call for evidence

Summary

In November 2015 the National Infrastructure Commission issued a consultation on how changes to existing market frameworks, increased interconnection and new technologies in demand-side management (DSM) and energy storage can better balance supply and demand.

This is ELEXON’s view on new market arrangements needed to unlock the benefits of new technology and innovation.

ELEXON’s response to the CMA’s request for information on Code Governance

Summary

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA subsequently requested that ELEXON provide additional information in relation to industry code governance.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on its initial proposals for phase 3 of the Code Governance Review

Summary

Ofgem issued an open letter concerning a further review of code governance in May 2015. Ofgem subsequently set out its initial proposals in October 2015. Ofgem’s proposals are aimed at ensuring the code governance arrangements are fit-for-purpose for a changing industry in light of the increasing pace, volume and complexity of change planned in the coming years.

ELEXON’s response to CMA’s request for information on the costs of Half Hourly Settlement on Profiles 1-4

Summary

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA subsequently requested that ELEXON provide additional information in relation to the costs associated with Half Hourly settlement for Metering Systems in Profile Classes 1-4.

ELEXON’s response to the CMA’s notice regarding assessment methodology for losses remedy

Summary

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. To assess the merits of remedy one, the CMA intends to carry out a new cost-benefit analysis for the introduction of losses-pricing and invited views on its proposed approach.

ELEXON’s response to the CMA’s provisional findings report and notice of possible remedies

Summary

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) started its investigation into the energy market in Great Britain in summer 2014. This is ELEXON’s response to the CMA’s provisional findings report and notice of possible remedies which were published on 7 July 2015.

Cutting Red tape Energy review: ELEXON comments

Summary

Launched in July 2015, Cutting Red Tape is a cross-Whitehall programme led by a small central team across Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This programme includes several sector-based reviews such as Energy where it looks at barriers to growth and productivity . The review will scrutinise existing regulations (and the way they are enforced and implemented) and seek to remove unnecessary burdens on business while maintaining necessary protections.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on a potential further review of industry code governance

Summary

Ofgem reviewed industry code governance in 2010 and  2013. However, with the anticipated scale of change required in the coming years, Ofgem has concerns that the arrangements may not be operating in the best interests of consumers. Ofgem believes it is timely to review the reforms it previously implemented and potentially introduce further reforms.

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on a potential licence modification to enable the future expansion of ELEXON’s role

Summary

This is ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on a potential licence modification to enable the future expansion of the role of ELEXON Limited.

ELEXON’s comments on its role under the Electricity Balancing Network Code

Summary

Although not formally being consulted upon, the latest draft of the European Electricity Balancing Network Code was published by ENTSO-E on 16 September 2014.  ELEXON has sent a letter to Ofgem regarding this latest draft which is published here.

Ofgem’s consultation on a proposal to make a Market Investigation Reference in respect of the supply and acquisition of energy in Great Britain

Summary

ELEXON’s response to consultation on a proposal to make a Market Investigation Reference in respect of the supply and acquisition of energy in Great Britain

Ofgem Consultation on extending the existing smart meter framework for data access and privacy to Smart-Type Meters and Advanced Meters

Summary

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on extending the existing smart meter framework for data access and privacy to Smart-Type Meters and Advanced Meters.

Government’s ‘Electricity Market Reform: Consultation on Proposals for Implementation’

Summary

ELEXON’s response to the Government’s ‘Electricity Market Reform: Consultation on Proposals for Implementation’

Two ACER consultations related to reporting data and trades to ACER under the Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT)

Summary

ELEXON’s responses to the two ACER consultations.

Ofgem Energy Companies Obligation (ECO): Consultation on the methodologies for calculating (1) number of domestic customers and (2) amount of electricity and gas supply

Summary

This consultation letter seeks views on two issues relating to obligation setting under ECO:

  1. the methodology to be used by a supplier to determine the number of domestic customers it supplies electricity and/or gas to; and
  2. the methodologies to be used by a supplier to calculate the amount of electricity and gas supplied to domestic customers.

 

DECC consultation on Stage 1 of the Smart Energy Code

Summary

This consultation sets out the Government’s conclusions following responses to the consultation in April 2012 on the proposed rights and obligations to be contained in the Smart Energy Code (SEC). It also sets out and seeks views on the draft legal text that will constitute the first stage of the SEC. There are additional specific questions to which readers are invited to respond relating to the initial establishment of the SEC and its governance in the transitional period.

European Commission consultation: Stakeholder Consultation on the Implementation of a Data and Transaction Reporting Framework for Wholesale Energy Markets

Summary

ELEXON’s response to the above European Commission consultation.  The consultation covers transaction reporting under the European Regulation REMIT, which will, in due course, include the reporting of Balancing Mechanism Bid-Offer Acceptances.

DECC’s consultation on the second version of the Smart Metering Technical Specifications (SMETS)

Summary

ELEXON has provided a response to the DECC consultation on SMETS2. Our answers centre on the management of metering requirements and delivering a centralised industry assurance regime, and the lessons we have learned in doing so.

Open letter: BELLA participation in balancing markets

Summary

ELEXON’s response to National Grid’s open letter consultation on Bilateral Embedded Licence Exemptible Large Power Station Agreement (BELLA) participation in the Balancing Mechanism.

Ofgem’s initial consultation on the Electricity Balancing Significant Code Review

Summary

ELEXON’s response to the Ofgem consultation.  We made observations on where changes to the BSC would be required if certain parameter values were changed; and on potential interactions between the SCR and the developments foreseen for European Network Codes, particularly the Electricity Balancing Network Code.

Retail Market Review: Intervention to enhance liquidity in the GB power market

Summary

We submitted some observations in response to the above Ofgem consultation.

Consultation on the prohibition order for smart metering communication activities

Summary

This consultation document seeks views on a draft Statutory Instrument to enable the licensing of a new national provider of communications services to and from gas and electricity smart meters (the DCC).

Consultation on Comprehensive Review Phase 2B: Tariffs for non-PV technologies and scheme administration issues

Summary

The ELEXON response to the Office of Renewable Energy Deployment’s consultation on Tariffs for no-PV technologies and scheme administration issues.

Informal Consultation on draft guidance relating to the Electricity (Unmetered Supply) Regulations, 2001 (SI 2001/3263)

Summary

The ELEXON and Unmetered Supplies User Group (UMSUG) response to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills/National Measurement Office consultation.

Consultation on the review of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)

Summary

Our response to the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee’s questionnaire on Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).

Great Britain RES Integration Study National Report

Summary

Our response to a European study on integrating renewable generation into the various European Member State electricity markets. We made a comment on the Great Britain report.

Ofgem Consultation on regulatory measures to address the effects of gross volume correction and other settlements data adjustments on the distribution losses incentive mechanism

Summary

Our response to the Ofgem consultation on regulatory measures to address the effects of Gross Volume Correction (GVC) and other Settlement data adjustments on the Distribution Losses Incentive Mechanism (DLIM).

DECC consultation on the detailed policy design of the regulatory and commercial framework for DCC

Summary

Our response to DECC’s consultation on the detailed policy design for the regulatory and commercial framework that should apply to the Data and Communications Company (DCC).

Licence conditions for a code of practice for the installation of smart electricity and gas meters

Summary

Our response to DECC’s Smart Metering Implementation Programme: consultation on draft licence conditions for a Code of Practice for the installation of gas and electricity smart meters.

Draft licence conditions and technical specifications for the roll-out of smart metering equipment

Summary

Our response to DECC’s Smart Metering Implementation Programme: consultation on draft licence conditions and technical specifications for the roll-out of gas and electricity smart metering equipment (August 2011).

Morse Report

Summary

On 29 July 2011 Ofgem published an open letter stating their intention to extend the vires of ELEXON. Ofgem’s letter included publication of a Report (the Morse Report) commissioned to consider the implications of widening the scope of ELEXON’s role beyond the current BSC arrangements. This document is ELEXON’s response to the Morse Report.

Guidelines on Fundamental Electricity Data Transparency

Summary

Our response to the European Commission consultation, commenting on the need for the detailed data definitions, without which it will be difficult to assess the magnitude of the changes required and the implementation time.

C/11 BM Unit data from Intermittent Generation

Summary

Our response to the changes proposed by National Grid to the Grid Code. These proposed changes relate to the provision of data from intermittent generation for participation in the Balancing Mechanism.

CEER Draft Advice on the take-off of a demand response electricity market with smart meters

Summary

Our response to the Council of European Energy Regulators’ above consultation on demand response in a market with smart meters.

Priority list for the development of network codes for 2012 and beyond

Summary

Our response to the European Commission’s plans for the establishment of Framework Guidelines and Europe-wide Network Codes covering the electricity and gas markets.

Treatment of the East West and Moyle Interconnectors in the SEM

Summary

Our response to the Single Electricity Market (SEM) Committee in the island of Ireland on the possibility of treating all the interconnectors between the island of Ireland and Great Britain as a single interconnector in the SEM. In our response we said that we have no view on whether the East West and Moyle Interconnectors should be treated jointly or separately under the SEM. However, we said that in either case, the two Interconnectors should be treated separately for the purposes of the BSC.

Second consultation on the EHV Distribution Charging Methodology (EDCM) December 2010

Summary

Our response to the Energy Networks Association consultation on the EHV Distribution Charging Methodology (EDCM). Our response concentrates on one aspect: the number of Line Loss Factor Classes (LLFCs) needed to support distributor billing processes and potential solutions to the current restriction on the number of LLFCs.

Guidance on third party access charges for licence exempt gas and electricity networks

Summary

Our response to the Ofgem consultation on how private distribution network operators/owners should charge third party suppliers for using their networks. We highlighted a linkage with the options for implementing third party access in imbalance settlements.

The UK Fuel Poverty Strategy 2001 – Consultation on Amending Reference to the Warm Front Scheme Eligibility Criteria

Summary

Our response to DECC’s consultation on the Warm Front eligibility criteria to which ELEXON was invited by DECC to respond. The Government is proposing to change the definition of those households eligible for assistance under the Warm Front scheme.

Ofgem request for information on a derogation of the licence condition requiring two yearly meter inspections

Summary

Our response to the Ofgem request for information relating to a potential derogation from the two yearly meter inspections licence condition.

Offshore Electricity Transmission: Implementing further refinements to the enduring regime

Summary

Our response to the joint Ofgem E-Serve and Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation on code changes required to support the offshore transmission ‘generator build’ option.

Industry Consultation on Constraint Information Transparency

Summary

Our response to the National Grid consultation on potential changes to the publication of constraint information. The consultation focuses on improving the transparency of constraint-related information and includes suggestions such as aligning BMRS Zones and Grid Code OC2 Zones.

Provision of third party access to licence exempt electricity and gas networks

Summary

Our response to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s consultation on opening private distribution networks to third party suppliers.

National Grid’s BM System Replacement – System Interfaces and BM Unit Modelling

Summary

Our response to National Grid’s consultation on potential enhancements to the Balancing Mechanism enabled by their procurement of a new Electricity Balancing System.

ERGEG consultation on ‘Draft Comitology Guideline on Fundamental Electricity Data Transparency’

Summary

Our response to the European Regulator’s Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEG) consultation on the draft Guideline on Fundamental Electricity Transparency. In due course the Guidelines (of which this is one) will set a binding framework for the development of European network codes.   This particular Guideline sets out the requirements to send specified data (BSC and operational in the GB context) to a central European information platform where it will be published.

Ofgem’s consultation on revised submission and implementation dates for the EHV Distribution Charging Methodology (EDCM)

Summary

Our response to Ofgem’s consultation on changing the implementation date of the EHV distribution charging methodology and hence the EHV/HV charging boundary to 1 October 2011.

Open Letter Consultation: Potential Significant Code Reviews (SCRs) (Panel Response)

Summary

The BSC Panel’s response to Ofgem’s open letter consultation: Potential Significant Code Reviews (SCRs).

Open Letter Consultation: Potential Significant Code Reviews (SCRs) (ELEXON Response)

Summary

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s open letter consultation: Potential Significant Code Reviews (SCRs).

Smart Metering Implementation Programme – October Response

Summary

Our response to Ofgem’s Smart Metering Implementation Programme consultation highlights the valuable expertise we believe we can share with the programme, particularly on the discussions around the DataCommsCo (DCC).

DECC’s Consultation on the Implementation of the EU Third Internal Energy Package

Summary

Our response to DECC’s consultation on the Implementation of the EU Third Internal Energy Package.

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