CP1548 ‘Remove constraint requiring BMRS to publish data files in a specific CSV format and structure’

This change proposal, CP1548, seeks to remove the specification of particular download formats in NETA IDD Part 1 Document paragraph 4.13 and be housed and maintained in the BMRS API and Data Push User Guide

Formal title: Remove a constraint in NETA IDD Part 1 Document, requiring BMRS to publish data files in a specific CSV format and structure

Section 4.13 of the New Electricity Trading Arrangements IDD Part 1 Document contains the structure for the data download provided to Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) website users in comma-separated values (CSV) format. The Extensible Markup Language (XML) downloads for the BMRS website are not contained in the IDD

The NETA IDD Document is a Category 1 BSC Configuration Item, which is governed by the BSC Change Process, meaning that simple changes to requirements for data formats require a Change Proposal to support.

As the CSV downloads follow the same structure as the BMRS APIs, it is more suitable to set out the requirements for BMRS publication data formats in the BMRS API and Data Push User Guide. This is a BSC Guidance Note (and not a BSC Configurable Item) where it will remain visible to participants with any changes to data formats subject to agreement by the BMRS Change Board or issued together with BSC configurable items if the changes are related to a BSC Change.

This CP would remove the specification of particular download formats in NETA IDD Part 1 Document paragraph 4.13. Instead, agreed publication formats will be housed and maintained in the BMRS API and Data Push User Guide, which is a BSC Guidance Note.

For avoidance of doubt, the CSV downloads are not being removed from the BMRS and this CP does not propose to change the requirements it is removing from the NETA IDD Part 1 Document.

Podcast

Listen to a podcast from Senior Change Analyst, Ivar Macsween which explains the change proposal.

Podcast published: September 2021
Podcast length: 1 min, 41 sec

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