BSC Procedures (BSCPs)
BSCPs define the relationships, timescales and interactions between participants and specify the information or other outputs to be exchanged between them.
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BSCP 01 - Overview of Trading Arrangements
This BSCP describes the component activities of the Trading Arrangements detailed in the Code, from submission of trading data prior to Gate Closure through to final exchange of funds up to fourteen months later. This is in the form of a set of overview process diagrams and a schedule of trading activities (i.e. the Settlement process timetable).
BSCP 02 - Proving Test Requirements for Central Volume Allocation Metering Systems
This BSCP defines the minimum requirements for the proving of new, and changes to existing, Metering Systems. In order to maintain the integrity of Settlement every Metering System is required to go through a full ‘end-to-end’ set of commissioning and Proving Tests when it is first registered for Settlement purposes in the Central Meter Registration Service (CMRS).
BSCP 03 - Data Estimation and Substitution for Central Volume Allocation
This procedure describes the process for agreeing the appropriate metered data values associated with Active Energy meters to be used for CVA when there is a problem with the values obtained via the normal metered data collection process. This procedure also describes the process for the Lead Party of BM Units in a Switching Group to request the correction of errors in the BM Unit Metered Volumes arising from technical constraints in the CDCA System.
BSCP 04 - BM Unit Metered Volumes for Interconnector Users
This procedure defines the process by which the Settlement Administration Agent (SAA) receives BM Unit metered data for each Interconnector User (IU) from the Interconnector Administrator (IA).
BSCP 05 - Meter Advance Reconciliation for Central Volume Allocation
This procedure covers the processing, agreement and authorisation of Meter readings in accordance with Section R of the Code. This process provides verification of the accumulation of the half hourly metered data collected by the Central Data Collection Agent (CDCA) for the purposes of Settlement.
BSCP 06 - CVA Meter Operations for Metering Systems Registered in CMRS
This procedure defines the obligations on the Meter Operator Agent (MOA) in relation to the work of Meter operations for Central Volume Allocation (CVA) Metering Systems registered in Central Meter Registration Service (CMRS). It also outlines the responsibilities of the MOA, Central Data Collection Agent (CDCA) and Registrant with regard to notification of work and of the sealing and re-sealing of CVA Metering Equipment.
BSCP 11 - Trading Disputes
This BSC Procedure (BSCP) deals with the raising, resolution and rectification of all Trading Disputes, in accordance with Section W of the Balancing and Settlement Code (the Code).
BSCP 14 - Processing of Manifest Error Claims
This Procedure describes the steps to be taken in order to process a Manifest Error claim, from the initial raising of such a claim by the Lead Party of an affected BM Unit or the NETSO, to the final settlement of any payments in relation to the claim.
BSCP 15 - BM Unit Registration
This BSCP defines the key interfaces, interdependencies and timetable for the registration and de-registration of BM Units by the Party.
BSCP 18 - Corrections to Bid-Offer Acceptance Related Data
This BSC Procedure (BSCP) defines the processes that BSCCo, the Settlement Administration Agent (SAA), the NETSO and BSC Parties will use. This is specifically to input corrections to erroneous Final Physical Notification (FPN), Bid-Offer Data (BOD), Quiescent Physical Notification (QPN), Bid-Offer Acceptance Level (BOAL) and Bid-Offer Acceptance Level Flagged (BOALF) data (collectively referred to as the ‘Bid-Offer Acceptance Related Data’) within the Settlement Administration Agent (SAA) systems or Balancing Mechanism Reporting Agent (BMRA) systems.