About the BSC change and releases process
The Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Change process is used to introduce changes to the BSC arrangements in response to any concerns, problems or defects that Parties may identify in the current processes. Under these processes, changes can be made to the BSC, its Code Subsidiary Documents (CSDs) and to BSC Systems.
The Change team work with customers offering guidance and advice on any potential proposals you may want to raise.
P451 Report Phase Consultation17 October 2023
Webinar about Modification P395: Aligning BSC Reporting with EMR Regulations22 September 2023
Highest number of BSC changes implemented in one year since 2009Source: Elexon Corporate Website 30 June 2023
The Standard June 2023 Release was implemented5 July 2023
The BSC has become gender neutral8 June 2023
We are upgrading our BSC Change Training videos17 May 2023
P465 ‘Correction to P415 legal text to amend Credit Cover requirements for Virtual Trading Parties’
This Modification is required to correct an error in the approved legal drafting for P415. This Proposal will ensure that Credit Cover requirements for Virtual Trading Parties (VTPs) correctly take into account the energy volumes (‘Deviation Volumes’) that VTPs trade...
P464: ‘Housekeeping and updating BSC references to “Consumer Scotland”, “Generation Curtailment Validation Committee” and “GCVC”’
This housekeeping Modification proposes to replace any references to “Citizens Advice Scotland” with “Consumer Scotland”. It also proposes to replace any references to “Network Gas Supply Emergency Settlement Validation Committee” and “NGSESVC” to “Generation Curtailment Validation Committee” and “GCVC”. Additionally,...
P463 ‘Introduce a Standard Change Process’
To introduce a new change process – a ‘Standard Change’ process – into the BSC arrangements that would allow for certain, low risk, predictable and repeatable pre-authorised changes to be implemented without following the existing Change Proposal or Modification procedures....
Latest Change Proposals
CP1591 ‘New Site Visit Check Code Valid Set value’
The implementation of Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) Modification DCP411 ‘Charging De-energised sites’ involves updating the J0024 data set by adding a new Enumeration Value.
CP1590 ‘Enabling use of DTN agent appointments process for P434’
Enabling suppliers who may be considering the use of DTN derived Dataflows to meet the requirements to migrate their Unmetered Supply (UMS) portfolios over the 12 months up to the UMS mandate go live date.
CP1589 ‘Create Additional Market Participant Role Codes’
Market Participant Role Code’ is a single character alphanumeric value which is used as a unique identifier for certain Market Roles. There are 36 possible Role Codes to be allocated to different Market Participant Roles, which are defined in the...
Issue 109 ‘Treatment of domestic solar self-consumption within Settlement’
Many domestic customers are installing solar photovoltaics (PV) in their homes, allowing them to both consume the energy generated and export excess energy to the grid. However, the current Boundary Point Settlement metering system measures electricity Import and Export on...
Issue 108 ‘Further Extension of RTS Cost Recovery Arrangements Under the BSC’
The contract between Elexon and the Energy Networks Association (ENA) to pass the operational costs for the Radio Teleswitch Service (RTS) through the BSC as ‘BSC Costs’ is due to expire on 31 March 2024. The BSC pass-through operational costs...
Latest Change Releases