CP1556: Improving the CVA Qualification Testing experience for VLPs and AMVLPs

Formal title: Adding P-flows and a testing process to the BSCP70 and Communication Requirements Document

CP1556 looks to update the BSCP70 and Communication Requirements Document to include a test request process and a list of P-flows for VLPs and AMVLPs.

The Balancing and Settlement Code Procedure (BSCP) that details the arrangements for Central Volume Allocation (CVA) Qualification Testing, requesting and obtaining the right for Qualification Testing, and Reporting Qualification status is BSCP70 ‘CVA Qualification Testing for Parties and Party Agents’.

Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Parties and Party Agents use a Qualification Testing Service (QTS) to complete CVA Qualification Testing. Virtual Lead Parties (VLPs) are one of the parties that use the QTS. However, there is no documented process for VLPs requesting to book in for testing of P-flows. Further, the scope of P-flows, which need to be tested by VLPs, is not currently defined in the BSCP70 and CRD documents.

The missing test request process and P-flows in the BSCP70 and the CRD create inefficiencies in the CVA testing exercise for VLPs during the Market Entry process.


Listen to a podcast from Senior Change Analyst, Stanley Dikeocha which explains the proposal.

Podcast published: December 2021
Podcast length: 2 min, 12 sec
Read the podcast transcript 

Current Status

CPC Consultation
Committee Decision
Awaiting Implementation


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