About the BSC change and releases process: News
An update on CP1589 ‘Change the number of characters used to specify Market Participant Role Codes in MDD’
CP1589 ‘Change the number of characters used to specify Market Participant Role Codes in the Market Domain Data’ will now go for decision following the Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS) decision for Change Request (CR) CR041 ‘Change the format of Market Participant Role Code from Char(1) to Char(2)’.
CR041 was issued for impact assessment on 10 January 2024 and will close on 24 January 2024.
Enhancing our customer enquiry processes using Elexon Support
In our recent customer feedback survey, a number of customers expressed the need for a more efficient and streamlined process to submit and track enquiries and concerns related to the BSC and its services.
We’ve taken this feedback on board and have been working on an enquiry management tool called Elexon Support. Elexon Support will provide you with a centralised platform to easily manage your interactions with us.
P455 seeks to establish a more cost effective and efficient method for delivering Third Party Access on private networks that include domestic and small business customers. It does so by enabling aggregated meter data from sub meters on private networks to be submitted into Settlement in lieu of data from Settlement meters installed at the Boundary Point.
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Impact of MHHS Programme Change Freeze on BSC Changes
The Market Wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Programme has implemented a Programme Change Freeze. This means that any BSC Changes that require changes to the MHHS design or MHHS code drafting (via a MHHS Change Request) are likely to have their implementation postponed.
Approval of CP1574. CP1575 and CP1576 for implementation on 2 November 2023
On 6 June 2023 the Supplier Volume Allocation Group (SVG) approved CP1574 ‘Improving the use of the D0215 data flow in the relevant industry processes‘ and the Imbalance Settlement Group (ISG) approved CP1575 ‘Permitting the use of busbar voltage transformers within metering Codes of Practice 1 and 2’ for implementation on 2 November 2023 as part of the standard November 2023 BSC Release.
On 8 June 2023 the BSC Panel approved CP1576 ‘New Interconnector Fuel Type Category: Viking Link’ for implementation on 2 November 2023 as part of the standard November 2023 BSC Release.
P451 seeks to facilitate the implementation of NGESO’s new approach to Black Start, termed System Restoration. In doing so, it proposes to update all BSC references to “Black Start” to “System Restoration”, and enable contracted Restoration Service Providers who are non-BSC parties to claim BSC Black Start compensation.
Webinar about Modification P395: Aligning BSC Reporting with EMR Regulations
Elexon will implement Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Modification P395 ‘Aligning BSC Reporting with EMR Regulations – an enduring solution’ on 2 November as part of the November 2023 BSC Release.
We hosted a webinar on 21 September 2023 to explain the changes.
Highest number of BSC changes implemented in one year since 2009Source: Elexon Corporate Website
The Standard June 2023 Release was implemented
On 29 June 2023 the Standard June 2023 Release was implemented.
The BSC has become gender neutral
We corrected 315 instances where masculine pronouns or terms are used, such as “Chairman”, “he”, “his” and “him” of the BSC and 198 cases of gendered pronouns across 39 Code Subsidiary Documents (CSDs).
We are upgrading our BSC Change Training videos
We want to give you the tools to help you understand how the change process works.
Elexon’s Potential BSC Changes dashboard gets upgraded
Following our request for customer feedback at the most recent Upcoming BSC Change Proposals meeting on 23 March, the Potential BSC Changes awaiting initial consideration dashboard has been upgraded,
Digital Code upgraded with new features
We have upgraded the Digital Code with some additional features to help you find the information you need from the BSC.
Video: BSC Change on their updated ways of working
The BSC Change team have published a new video outlining the changes to their ways of working they have made in the last year. This is based on feedback they received from BSC Parties.