BSC Procedures (BSCPs)
BSCPs define the relationships, timescales and interactions between participants and specify the information or other outputs to be exchanged between them.
BSCP forms contact details web page will give you information for all Agent/Administrator contact details for which you should send BSCP forms.
The latest conformed versions of BSCPs awaiting implementation are available on the Changes Awaiting Implementation page.
BSCP 20 - Registration of Metering Systems for Central Volume Allocation
This BSC Procedure (BSCP) provides for the Registration and De-registration of Metering Systems. This ensures that no Metering Systems are unaccounted for in the Settlement process. This BSCP also provides for the Registration of Metering Systems under BSCP68 ‘Transfer of Registration of Metering Systems between CMRS and SMRS’.
BSCP 25 - Registration of Transmission System Boundary Points, Grid Supply Points, GSP Groups and Distribution Systems Connection Points
This BSCP defines the key interfaces, interdependencies and timetable for: Transmission System Boundary Point (TSBP) Registration/De-registration; Grid Supply Point (GSP) Registration / De-registration; GSP Group Registration; Distribution Systems Connection Point (DSCP) Registration/De-registration; Registration/De-registration of a new circuit to an existing GSP or DSCP.
BSCP 27 - Technical Assurance of Half Hourly Metering Systems for Settlement Purposes
This BSC Procedure (BSCP) defines the process of inspections of Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) Half Hourly Metering Systems registered in a Supplier Meter Registration System (SMRS) and Central Volume Allocation (CVA) Metering Systems registered in the Central Meter Registration Service (CMRS).
BSCP 31 - Registration of Trading Units
This BSCP defines the key interfaces, the timetable and the responsibilities of the Applicant Party, the BSCCo, the Panel and BSC Agents when associating more than one Primary BM Unit with a Trading Unit. It does not cover the provisions of the Code relating to Primary BM Unit registration. This BSCP is designed to ensure orderly and efficient implementation of the Code provisions relating to Primary BM Units being associated with the same Trading Unit.
BSCP 32 - Metering Dispensations
This procedure outlines the responsibilities with regard to processing applications for Metering Dispensations, and outlines the timeframes involved. It also details the information required for submission with an application, notifications to Parties and records to be maintained in respect of all Metering Dispensations.
BSCP 38 - Authorisations
The purpose of this procedure is to ensure BSC Agents and the BSCCo only carry out specific Code activities on the request of an Authorised Person. This procedure defines the processes under which Authorised Persons are registered and how these records are amended, and covers:
- Nomination of Authorised Persons
- Change to the scope of Authorised Persons authority
- Cancellation of Authorised Persons
- Annual confirmation of Authorised Persons
Parties, ECVNAs, MVRNAs, CVA MOAs and LDSOs are required to complete the form or its online equivalent and return it to the CRA.
BSCP 40 - Change Management
This BSCP outlines the Change Management processes used to progress and implement changes to the BSC and BSC Configurable Items to ensure that all changes are introduced in a controlled and auditable manner. It also defines the process for Third Party Applicants to request designation to raise a Modification Proposal and defines a pre-change process for Issues.
BSCP 41 - Report Requests and Authorisations
The purpose of this procedure is to enable Parties and Party Agents to select those reports that they require, to request additional reports and to allow Parties and Party Agents to authorise other Parties and/or Party Agents to receive their confidential reports.
BSCP 65 - Registration of Parties and Exit Procedures
This BSCP defines the key interfaces, interdependencies and timetable for the Registration of Parties in the Central Registration Service (CRS) and Exit Procedures; and covers:
- Party Registration
- Changes to Party Registration Data, including registration and deregistration of participation capacities
- Withdrawal from the Code
- Expulsion from the Code
- Requests for additional Supplier IDs
- Requests to remove additional Supplier IDs
BSCP 68 - Transfer of Registration of Metering Systems between CMRS and SMRS
The purpose and scope of this BSCP is to enable Third Party Generators to centrally register Third Party Generating Plant (typically embedded generators) such that the Exports of such Third Party Generating Plant can be traded in the Balancing Mechanism without having to go through a Licensed Supplier.
This requires the registration of Metering Systems to be transferred between SVA (utilising the Supplier Meter Registration Service – SMRS) and CRA (utilising the Central Meter Registration Service – CMRS) and for checks to be made to ensure that energy is accounted for in one system but not in both Registration systems.
Known as “Registration Transfers”. For Settlement purposes this means that each part (i.e. the Import or the Export) of the Third Party Generating Plant is accounted for in Central Volume Allocation or Supplier Volume Allocation but not both for any particular Settlement Day.