BSC Changes impacting a HH Data Collector
This page shows which Modifications and Change Proposals have been identified as impacting a Half Hourly Data Collector. Please note that the assessment of where impacts may affect certain roles within the electricity market may be amended during the course of the Change process.
CP1559 ‘Complex Sites Process Improvements’
This Change Proposal will deliver improvements to the Complex Sites process.
P441 ‘Creation of Complex Site Classes’
This Modification looks to progress a recommendation of the Issue 88 Workgroup to introduce Complex Site classes. These classes would categorise the types of Complex Site, each having clearly defined criteria within the BSC. A new “type” of Complex Site (referred to as a Class 6 Complex Site) to allow approval of ”non-standard” complex sites would also be introduced.
P441 would also clarify when the netting of Imports from Exports for multiple Metering Systems registered in Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) is permitted.
This change would facilitate consistency across the market and as so called “Local Energy Schemes” become more popular, rules for when netting are permitted would be clearly defined going forward.
P427: Publication of Performance Assurance Parties’ impact on Settlement Risk
This Modification seeks to amend BSC Section Z to allow the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) to recommend that the Panel publish notices to industry in respect of Performance Assurance Parties’ (PAPs’) contribution to Settlement Risk along with relevant risk data.
P425 ‘Single Supplier Shared SVA Meter Arrangements’
This Modification aims to reduce the requirement from two or more Suppliers, to one or more Suppliers, to be involved in a Shared Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) Metering Arrangement.
CP1565 ‘Updates to address Central Management System issues’
This CP seeks to update BSCP520 to contain clearly outlined processes for approval and fault reporting of Central Management Systems.
P436 ‘Consequential BSC changes for Switching SCR (REC 3.0)’
Ofgem’s Switching Significant Code Review (SCR) will introduce the new Central Switching Service (CSS) and version 3.0 of the Retail Energy Code (REC 3.0). P436 progresses the consequential BSC changes needed to align with REC 3.0.
P442 ‘Reporting chargeable volumes for exempt and licensed supply’
This Modification seeks to allow correct reporting of chargeable volumes to the EMRS company for SVA Metering Systems that record both exempt supply and licensed supply through the addition of a new third party role, the “Exempt Supply Calculation Agent”.
CP1532 ‘Reduce Half Hourly Change of Supplier timelines to meet the Initial Settlement Run’
CP1562 ‘Amendments to the approved IDD changes for P375’
CP1562 seeks to update the New Electricity Trading Arrangement (NETA) Interface Definition Documents(IDD) Part 1 and 2 that were approved under P375, to provide clarity to the relevant Parties that make use of the document.
P375 ‘Settlement of Secondary BM Units using metering behind the site Boundary Point’
P375 will allow Metering Equipment situated ‘behind’ the defined Boundary Point to be used for Settlement purposes in place of the Boundary Point Meter. Primarily, this will allow balancing-related services on-site from smaller assets to be separated from current imbalance-related activities, more accurately reflecting the balancing-energy volumes provided by the Balancing Service Provider (BSP).
P429 ‘Switching off Participant-Reported PARMS Serials’
P429 will permanently cease the operation of, and remove the obligations associated with, participant-reported Performance Assurance Reporting and Monitoring System (PARMS) Serials and associated Supplier Charges.
P432 ‘Half Hourly Settlement for CT Advanced Metering Systems’
This Modification proposes to align the BSC definition of an Advanced Meter with that in the Standard License Conditions (SLC) and to set explicit Half Hourly (HH) Settlement obligations for Current Transformer (CT) Advanced Meters ahead of the migration to Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS).
P434 ‘Half Hourly Settlement for UMS Metering Systems’
This Modification will require a period of mandatory Change of Measurement Class (CoMC) activity for all Non-Half Hourly (NHH) Unmetered Supplies (UMS) Metering Systems running from October 2023 to October 2024. It will also require all new UMS connections to be settled Half Hourly (HH) from October 2023.
CP1560 ‘Demand Control Event Process Clarifications’
This CP seeks to clarify the processes that take place after a Demand Control Event by amending the relevant Code Subsidiary Documents to ensure clarity and consistency.
CP1549 ‘Amendment of BSCP516 to clarify the criteria for Non-Domestic SVA Metering Systems’
CP1549 seeks to remove the text from BSCP516 ‘Allocation of Profile Classes and SSC’s for Non Half Hourly SVA Metering Systems Registered in SMRS’ that suggests a Change of Measurement Class from HH to NHH Profile Classes 3 or 4 is not possible so that it aligns with the correct interpretation of the rules set out in the BSC.
CP1555 ‘Consumption data for Measurement Classes G and F’
This CP proposes to update the requirements in BSCP502 to require HHDCs to send D0036 or D0275 for non-Data Communications Company (DCC) enrolled Metering Systems and/or D0380 for DCC enrolled Metering Systems to Licenced Distribution System Operators (LDSOs).