BSC Changes impacting Interconnector Administrators


This page shows which Modifications and Change Proposals have been identified as impacting Interconnector Administrators. 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.

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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.

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P454 Removal of BSC obligations to provide BMRS Data via TIBCO and the High Grade Service

This Modification would remove the existing requirement within BSC Section V ‘Reporting’ for the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Agent (BMRA) to provide BMR Service (BMRS) data via the legacy High Grade Service, otherwise referred to as the TIBCO service.

P454 is a recommendation from BSC Issue 95, which considered the impacts associated with maintaining the legacy TIBCO service.

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P466 BSC Section N Modernisation

This Modification seeks to update BSC Section N ‘Clearing Invoicing and Payment’ to support the effective running of the Funds Administration Agent (FAA). The Modification will align the BSC with Elexon’s updated financial systems and modern banking practices to increase the efficiency of service provided to industry.

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P460 Amend the responsibility to propose and consult on a MHHS Migration Plan

P460 aims to change responsibility for proposing, consulting on and obtaining approval of the Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Migration Plan from BSCCo to the Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement Programme (MHHSP).

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P457 Replace the Electricity Arbitration Association with the London Court of International Arbitration

P457 proposes to remove the Electricity Arbitration Association (EAA) from the BSC and replace with the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) to deliver better value for money and service.

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P458 Introducing Data Controller and Processor Obligations in the BSC for MHHS Testing

The purpose of this Modification is to address the need for personal information sharing in the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), specifically in the context of the Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) testing. The current BSC General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data protection provisions were not designed to allow the sharing of personal information, which has now become necessary for the planned MHHS testing.

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P445 Improving efficiency of Default Funding Share process and Energy Supply Company Administration

This Modification seeks to allow the Funds Administration Agent (FAA) to process a Default Funding Share for unpaid Trading Charges earlier to reduce the cost of the borrowing facility and reduce the risk of shortfall. The Modification will also allow the Panel to instruct the FAA to release Trading Charges where the default relates to an Energy Supply Company Administration (ESCA).

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P438 Amending the BSC to address sanction orders

This Modification would allow Elexon to seamlessly give effect to sanctions orders.

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P416 Introducing a route of appeal for the Annual Budget in line with the proposals for the Retail Energy Code

P416 seeks to amend the BSC to include an appeals mechanism that BSC Parties could use to challenge items in the Annual Budget.

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P424 Re-insert correct definition of Settlement Error

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