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.
Please note that we publish Change Proposal Circulars (CPCs) when communicating consultations for Change Proposals. Change Proposal Circulars highlight change information and Impact Assessment responses.
List of Change Consultations
This Modification seeks to enable BSC Systems to aggregate the Import data of all non-Final Demand sites for exclusion from Balancing Services and Use of System (BSUoS) charges.
At the Panel meeting on 9 December 2021, Ofgem noted that there was a risk that they will be unable to make a decision on P421 by 3 February 2021, which is required to meet the standard February 2022 Release. Were this to happen, P421 would ‘time-out’ and be closed.
To mitigate this risk the Panel requested a revised Implementation Date for P421 (in accordance with Section F2.11.18).
As a result of the UK leaving the EU, Great Britain (GB) is no longer part of the Internal Energy Market and updates are required to the BSC to ensure that the legal text appropriately reflects these changes.
This is the Report Phase Consultation for P433 ‘Updating the P375 legal text to align with the post-P420 BSC Baseline’.
- P433: Updating the P375 legal text to align with the post-P420 BSC Baseline
P433 would amend a small amount of the legal text approved under P375 without changing its intent to resolve the conflicts with the post-P420 BSC Baseline and allow the effective implementation of P375 on 30 June 2022.
As part of Issue 93 we are aiming to consolidate the Codes of Practice (CoPs) into one document. The Issue Group believes this will remove any inconsistencies between the CoPs and provide an easier experience for participants using and interpreting the CoPs.
Under the current approved P376 solution, VLPs with BM Units that have not been registered as a ‘Baselined BM Unit’ would be required to specify the ‘Inactive’ status of a non-baselined BM Unit. It is Elexon’s view that this new requirement was not intended, is expected to increase both system development costs associated with P376 as well as on-going operational costs for VLPs. This current requirement is not necessary, adds no value and does not better facilitate any of the Applicable BSC Objectives. The Proposer of P376 agrees that allowing non-baselined BM Units would cause a problem and suggested disallowing this functionality.
This is the Report Phase Consultation for P429 ‘Switching off Participant-Reported PARMS Serials’.
P429 would 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.
This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P419 ‘Enhanced Reporting of Demand Data to the NETSO to facilitate BSUoS Reform’.
This Modification seeks to expand the systems and processes introduced by P383 ‘Enhanced reporting of demand data to the NETSO to facilitate CUSC Modifications CMP280 and CMP281’ to allow eligible facilities to declare exemption from BSUoS charges and provide NGESO with aggregated Non-Final Demand data.
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).
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)’