CP1502: Removal of Profile Classes 5-8 sampling data requirement

Formal title: Removal of the requirement to submit sampling data for Profile Classes 5-8 following the implementation of P272

Current Status

CPC Consultation
Committee Decision
Awaiting Implementation


Due to the implementation of Modification P272 ‘Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement Period for Profile Classes 5-8’, existing references to Profile Classes (PCs) 5-8 in BSCP510 ‘The Provision of Sampling Data to the Profile Administrator’ and the ‘Service Description for Profile Administration’ need to be removed.

Since April 2009, Meters in PCs 5-8 were upgraded to Advanced Meters capable of being read remotely and recording Half Hourly (HH) consumption. P272, implemented 1 April 2017, introduced a requirement for these classes to be settled using HH Metered Volumes (where the relevant Metering has been installed). HH measurements provide sufficiently regular and accurate data for profiling not to be required. For the few sites which were unable to upgrade to Advanced Meters, the regression equations have been ‘frozen’.

As the use of Profiling is no longer required to settle Meter consumption volumes in PCs 5-8, the provision of sampling data for these profiles is also not needed.


CP1502 was raised by Elexon on 19 January 2018. CP1502 was presented to the SVG for information on 30 January 2018. It was issued for CP Consultation on 5 February 2018, with responses due by 2 March 2018. CP1502 was approved by SVG at its meeting on 27 March. CP1502 was implemented on 28 June 2018 as part of the June 2018 Release.

Next Events

CP1502 was implemented on 28 June 2018, as part of the June 2018 BSC Release.


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