Change Consultations

This page lists all Change Consultations which are opened when we need to obtain feedback from the industry on potential Modifications, Change Proposals and Issues.

The page also includes Change Consultations which have ceased to be active as they have reached their closed date.

List of Change Consultations 

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View P332 Report Phase Consultation: Revisions to the Supplier Hub Principle

P332 Report Phase Consultation: Revisions to the Supplier Hub Principle

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P332 ‘Revisions to the Supplier Hub Principle’.

This Modification seeks to address issues associated with customer preferred Supplier Agents. The proposed solution is a side letter between Elexon and Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) Data Collectors (DCs) which will enable a Supplier who does not have a direct contract with the DC to enforce, as a last resort, the side letter as a proxy contract, to ensure that BSC obligations are met. The proposed solution will now apply to SVA DCs only as SVA Meter Operator governance will move from the BSC to the Retail Energy Code (REC) from 1 September 2021 as part of Retail Code Consolidation (RCC).

View Elexon’s response to BEIS/Ofgem consultation on Energy Code Reform: Governance Framework

Elexon’s response to BEIS/Ofgem consultation on Energy Code Reform: Governance Framework

In our response, we welcome the proposals made by BEIS/Ofgem and extend our expertise and knowledge to help deliver the proposal. We have long supported the case for Code consolidation and simplification. In our response, we recommend that if resourced accordingly, Ofgem can successfully undertake the role of the Strategic Body. We further note that we do not support tendering for Code services as the main route to select code managers, as this represents an unnecessary risk to establishing the arrangements and may serve as a distraction for existing Code Managers. We believe that this will not achieve any tangible benefits and indeed will introduce more complexity and cost to the arrangements. We highlight our concerns over the proposed roles and responsibilities of Stakeholder Forums. We do not believe that a voluntary stakeholder forum will retain the interest and participation of industry.

View Elexon’s response to BEIS consultation on Proposals for a Future System Operator role

Elexon’s response to BEIS consultation on Proposals for a Future System Operator role

In our response, we welcome the proposals made by BEIS/Ofgem and extend our expertise and knowledge to help deliver the proposal. We note that the proposed framework set out within the consultation provides a good foundation on the path to achieving Net Zero. We note that we do not have a preferred option in relation to ownership of the Future System Operator, but we will support and work well with any of the proposed models. In order for the Future System Operator to be effective and credible, we recommend that the FSO maintain independence not only from industry but also from Government. We welcome further communication and clarity on the overall FSO reform timeline.

View Elexon’s response to MHHS Programme’s consultation on MHHS Programme Governance Framework

Elexon’s response to MHHS Programme’s consultation on MHHS Programme Governance Framework

In our response, we agreed with the proposed framework objectives and hierarchy set out within the consultation. We noted that both proposals should enable the effective delivery of MHHS. We also make suggestions on Workgroup attendee requirements and note that constituency representatives should only include the Code Bodies.

View Elexon’s response to House of Lords Call for Evidence on Ofgem and net zero

Elexon’s response to House of Lords Call for Evidence on Ofgem and net zero

In our response, we note that Ofgem has a key role to play in the energy transition to net zero alongside BEIS. We also note that as new energy markets come into play, Ofgem will need to have an equal oversight and ability to extend its existing regulatory framework to these new markets to ensure there is a similar regulatory regime and oversight. In our response, we suggest that certain areas of the Energy Codes Reform be prioritised.

View P421 ‘Align the BSC with Grid Code Modification GC0144 for TERRE Market Suspension’

P421 ‘Align the BSC with Grid Code Modification GC0144 for TERRE Market Suspension’

This Modification aligns the BSC with the provisions introduced into the Grid Code under GC0144 ‘Alignment of Market Suspension Rights to the EU Emergency and Restoration Code Article 35.1(b)’

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme Significant Code Review: Retail Energy Code v3.0

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme Significant Code Review: Retail Energy Code v3.0

In our response, we provided some comments around the redlining of REC v3.0 and noted that some other parameters need to be confirmed before Elexon proceeds with the required redlining. More specifically, Elexon asked for clarification around CR-D059 ‘Changes to support Energy Company Data’ and made some comments with regards to the Energy Market Data Specification (EMDS) and around the governance arrangements for the Supplier Meter Registration Service (SMRS).

View P332 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P332 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P332 ‘Revisions to the Supplier Hub Principle’.

This Modification seeks to address issues associated with customer preferred Supplier Agents. The proposed solution is a side letter between Elexon and Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) Data Collectors (DCs) which will enable a Supplier who does not have a direct contract with the DC to enforce, as a last resort, the side letter as a proxy contract, to ensure that BSC obligations are met. The proposed solution will now apply to SVA DCs only as SVA Meter Operator governance will move from the BSC to the Retail Energy Code (REC) from 1 September 2021 as part of Retail Code Consolidation (RCC).

View P422 ‘Reflecting NCER Rules in the BSC’

P422 ‘Reflecting NCER Rules in the BSC’

This Modification will update the BSC to ensure it accurately reflects the BSC provisions constituting the network code on electricity emergency and restoration (NCER) Rules in the mapping for the European Electricity Balancing Guideline (EBGL) Article 18 Terms and Conditions. Both the EBGL and the NCER were incorporated into UK law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 following the UK-EU transition period.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Data Best Practice guidance and Digitalisation Strategy and Action Plan guidance

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Data Best Practice guidance and Digitalisation Strategy and Action Plan guidance

In our response, we suggest that the intended scope of the Data Best Practice (DBP) be clarified to explicitly include all data collected as a result of any activities arising from an obligation in any of the relevant Licenses. We agreed that requirements for speculative capture of data for future persons does not need to be included in this guidance. We also note that the review should consider whether a data monopoly could be the most efficient way of delivering the principle of making data assets discoverable for potential data users, as it would provide a single location where data can be discovered by all users. 

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