BSC Changes impacting the National Electricity Transmission System Operator

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This page shows which Modifications and Change Proposals have been identified as impacting the National Electricity Transmission System Operator (NETSO). 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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P472 Amendment to provisions for Parties to bring claims against BSC Agents in BSC Section E

This Modification proposes to amend BSC Section E to remove the requirement for Parties to be able to bring claims against BSC Agents. An industry Workgroup will be formed to consider what other measures (if any) might be appropriate to mitigate the impact of this on Parties.

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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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P412 Ensuring non-BM Balancing Services providers pay for non-delivery imbalances at a price that reflects the real-time value of energy

This Modification will introduce imbalance charges for non-Balancing Mechanism (BM) Balancing Services providers, where their delivery does not match instructed volumes. This will mean the GB market more effectively meets the requirements of the Clean Energy Package.

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CP1593 New Interconnector Fuel Type Category: Greenlink

Changes are needed to the Insights Solution to ensure data relating to the new Greenlink Interconnector is provided to market participants alongside existing data relating to Settlement arrangements in the Great Britain (GB) electricity market.

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P451 Updating BSC Black Start provisions and compensation arrangements

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.

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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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P453 Metering Dispensation process improvements and clarification to the CoPs

This Modification seeks to progress two recommendations from Issue 93 ‘Review of the BSC metering Codes of Practice’. The first recommendation clarifies the relevant Code of Practice (CoP) for circuits embedded behind the Boundary Point Metering System or Defined Metering Point (DMP). The second recommendation eliminates the need for Metering Dispensations when the Actual Metering Point (AMP) does not coincide with the DMP, but there is no impact on Settlement accuracy.

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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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