CP1535 ‘Interconnector Fuel Type Category update to BMRS’

Formal title: Interconnector Fuel Type Category update to BMRS

The Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) is the primary channel for providing operational data relating to Settlement arrangements in the Great Britain (GB) Electricity Market. Market Participants use the data on the BMRS to inform trading decisions and understand market dynamics. Changes are needed to the BMRS to ensure it continues to provide Market Participants with this necessary data in the most accurate and consistent manner.

The North Sea Link (NSL) Interconnector is currently under construction and due to be commissioned in 2021. The BSC requires a separate ‘Fuel Type Category’ to be defined for each Interconnector for reporting purposes and also for the Panel to approve all new fuel type categories. Therefore, for the NSL Interconnector data to be published on the BMRS, both BSC central system changes, as well as Panel approval for this new ‘Fuel Type Category’ are required.

CP1516 ‘New Interconnector Fuel Type Categories: Eleclink & IFA2’ implemented an interim solution to incorporate data from IFA2 and ElecLink Interconnectors on the BMRS. This was due to constraints on the BMRS at the time, created by the need to deliver a number of complex changes which all impacted the BMRS (P344, P384, and CP1516) over the same timeframe.

CP1535 seeks to Add the North Sea Link (NSL) Interconnector to the BMRS. CP1535 will also enable the withdrawal of the CP1516 interim solution to incorporate data from IFA2 and ElecLink Interconnectors on the BMRS. It will implement the original CP1516 solution and give Market Participant visibility of the disaggregated Interconnector data and make it available through BMRS-hosted graphs, tables and XML / CSV downloads, APIs, Data Push and TIBCO services.


Please note: BMRS users will be impacted by this CP.

Current Status

CPC Consultation
Committee Decision
Awaiting Implementation


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