About the BSC change 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.

Latest Changes

  • Change Register – published every Friday as an up-to-date high level overview of all active and closed Changes, (Modifications, Change Proposals and Issues), BSS Release Summary, the Participant Impact Matrix and Change Proposal Impact Assessment Timetable.
  • Change Proposal Circulars – published monthly when communicating Change Proposals for Industry Participant Impact Assessment responses.

List of Changes

  • Modifications – these are raised to introduce changes that would alter any part of the BSC legal text. Any CSDs or BSC Systems impacted by the proposed changes would also be updated as part of the Modification.
  • Change Proposals – these are detailed proposals which are raised to amend CSDs and/or BSC Systems, but would not alter the BSC legal text itself.
  • Issues – these are problems or potential issues with the current arrangements whereby the solution is unknown or undefined, so once raised will be discussed by an industry expert Issue Group to consider possible solutions.

Releases

The Releases process is part of the BSC change procedure and includes information about where changes are being introduced, how they impact on certain areas of the industry and whether your systems will need to undergo tests to ensure they are up-to-date and meet required standards.

Getting involved

If you are interested in raising a Change, joining a Workgroup or Issue Group, responding to a Consultation or have any Change-related queries, please email the Change Team, where we will be happy to help.

Change Workgroups

The BSC Panel will establish a Modification Workgroup when a Modification Proposal is submitted to an Assessment Procedure.

Keeping up to date

We issue email notifications to the industry to provide information on Modifications, Change Proposals, Issues and Releases. This includes information on new Changes being raised, consultations being issued and decisions being made.

If you would like to be on the distribution list to receive these notifications on Modifications, Change Proposals and Issues, please email the Change Team.

If you would like to be on the distribution list to recieve BSC Release information, please email the Releases team.

Meet the Change Team

We are here to help you throughout the Change process. Each proposal is allocated its own dedicated Lead Analyst who will be responsible for progressing that Change and will able to answer any questions you may have. In addition, we can offer you advice and guidance on any potential proposals you may want to raise, and will offer you support throughout your proposal’s subsequent progression.

Get to know our Operational Support Managers (OSMs):

View Cal Lynn

Cal Lynn

Change Analyst

I joined the BSC Change Team at ELEXON in January 2017. As a Change Analyst, I am responsible for progressing Change Proposals and Modifications to the BSC.

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View Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Senior Change Analyst

I joined the BSC Change Team at ELEXON in April 2017 having previously worked in renewable electricity policy delivery. My role is to progress a portfolio of Modifications and Change Proposals to the BSC.

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View Danielle Pettitt

Danielle Pettitt

Senior Change Analyst

I joined the Change team as a Senior Change Analyst in September 2018.

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View Elliott Harper

Elliott Harper

Change Team Leader

I joined ELEXON in June 2014 as a Technical Analyst, working on Trading Disputes, Metering queries, Compliance matters and Technical Assurance of Performance Assurance Parties (TAPAP) auditing. I then moved to the Change Management team as a Senior Change Analyst, progressing Change Proposals and Modifications to the BSC and its associated documentation, as well as facilitating Issue Groups. I now manage the team of Change Analysts and Senior Change Analysts. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss the BSC Change matters.

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View Ivar Macsween

Ivar Macsween

Senior Change Analyst

I joined the Change team as a Senior Change Analyst in June 2018

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View Lawrence Jones

Lawrence Jones

Change Manager

I joined the BSC Change Team in November 2016 as the Change Team Leader, looking after the Change Analysts. From April 2018 I became the BSC Change Manager, which means I am accountable for all BSC Changes and fulfil the Modification Secretary role under the BSC. I joined ELEXON in 2008 as an Assurance Analyst. I have held various roles within the BSC world at ELEXON, including Disputes Analyst and Operational Support Manager.

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View Matthew Woolliscroft

Matthew Woolliscroft

Senior Change Analyst

I joined ELEXON in 2014 on the Graduate programme, and have worked with  numerous teams including Change Management, Design Authority, Disputes and Compliance, and Customer Operations.

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