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.
- Change Proposal Circulars highlight change information and Impact Assessment responses
P394 proposes to remove text relating to unused or expired provisions from the BSC.
P385 proposes to amend BSC Section H in such a manner as to introduce new Events of Default and simplify and reduce the periods after which an Event of Default is triggered.
We are requesting data on balancing services provided by assets. We will use this data to conduct analysis into the suitability of some known baseline methodologies, used in other markets, to demonstrate that the solution can produce accurate figures that will not pose a risk to the integrity of Settlement.
Without this data, the P376 Workgroup will be unable to assess the suitability of baselines using GB specific data. It will be used by P375 to help demonstrate the independence of assets.
Data provided under this Request for Information will be anonymised to protect confidentiality.
This Modification proposes to amend the BSC to expand the scope of the TAM technique to allow for Desktop Audits to act as a supplement to existing on-site Inspection Visits.
By amending the BSC and BSC Systems (namely the TAAMT) to facilitate Desktop Audits, ELEXON can provide a flexible, pragmatic and cost-effective addition to onsite Inspection Visits. To facilitate the solution, Section L and BSCP27 will be amended to describe the high-level obligations and process detail for the undertaking of Desktop Audits respectively, while definitions of a Desktop Audit and On-Site Inspection will be introduced to Annex X-1.
P374 seeks to ensure that the BSC is aligned with the European Electricity Balancing Guideline (EBGL – Regulation 2017/2195) derogation and change process by ensuring that:
- BSC Modifications are not implemented until the EBGL change process has completed; and
- BSC Derogations cannot be granted for provisions that constitute relevant legal requirements (Alternative Modification, which aligns to existing BSC wording) or that meet the EBGL balancing terms and conditions (Proposed Modification).
Specifically, P374 aims to reflect changes to the Code Governance arising from the application of the terms and conditions related to balancing from Articles 4, 5, 6, 10 and 18 of the EBGL
This Modification is intended to enable the aggregation of specific Metering Systems’ metered data for network charging purposes, i.e. to support the operation of CUSC Modification Proposals CMP280 and CMP281. This Modification will introduce processes explaining how Suppliers, Half Hourly Data Aggregators (HHDAs) and the Supplier Volume Allocation Agent (SVAA) participate in the aggregation and reporting of storage facilities’ Metering Systems’ metered data and enable the BSC Panel and BSCCo to perform assurance activities in relation to the aggregation of this data.
There is a conflict between the rules in the Balance and Settlement Code (BSC) and the Capacity Market (CM) rules regarding how Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units are registered. Removing this conflict from the BSC will clarify the arrangements and ensure BSC Parties remain compliant with both the BSC and CM rules.
This Modification proposes to amend BSC Section H in such a manner as to introduce new Events of Default and reduce the periods after which certain Events of Default are triggered.
The parameters for certain Events of Default will be removed from Section H, while retaining existing high-level obligations and necessary process detail. Instead, the Panel will decide on changes to these parameters, consult with the industry to ascertain impacts and lead times, and publish the parameters on the BSC Website.
The Workgroup will review the responses and provide their final views, before submitting the Assessment Report to the Panel on 12 September 2019.