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.

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P378 Modification Consultation

Summary

We have issued Urgent Modification Proposal P378 ‘ Introduction of a CM Supplier Interim Charge’ for industry consultation, which you are invited to respond to by 5pm on Tuersday 29 January 2019.

P378 seeks to use the BSC to introduce a CM Supplier Interim Charge for Suppliers. This will act as a contingency fund to protect the industry, and customers, from a price shock in the event that the CM standstill is lifted and back payments are required to be made. The Modification solution is based on the recommendations of Issue 76.

P370 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

We have issued P370 ‘Allow the Panel to designate non-BSC Parties to raise Modifications’ for Report Phase Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by Friday 25 January 2019. P370 seeks to allow the BSC Panel, instead of Ofgem, to designate interested third parties to raise Modification Proposals and for Ofgem to become the appeals body. P370 also opens up the Issues process to non-BSC Parties. 

P377 Amending Gate Closure references in Market Index Data

Summary

BSC Section T 1.5.3(b)(iii) defines ‘short term’ in relation to Market Index Data as a time period in reference to Gate Closure. Following BSC Modification P342 implemented in November 2017, the deadline for contracts for delivery in a Settlement Period has moved from Gate Closure to the Submission Deadline. P342 did not change the Market Index Definition Statement (MIDS) to reflect this. The 2018 MIDS Review is proposing to amend references of Gate Closure to the Submission Deadline to include trades taken in the hour prior to a Settlement Period in Market Index Data which will impact Market Index Data Providers. This change to the MIDS will need BSC Panel approval in November and approval from the Authority.

P370 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

We have issued P370 ‘Allow the Panel to designate non-BSC Parties to raise Modifications’ for Assessment Procedure Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by Monday, 12 November 2018. P370 seeks to allow the BSC Panel, instead of Ofgem, to designate interested third parties to raise Modification Proposals and for Ofgem to become the appeals body. P370 also opens up the Issues process to non-BSC Parties.

P369 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P369 proposes to modify the Balancing Settlement Code (BSC) to reflect the creation of a new National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) that is legally separate from National Grid Electricity Transmission Limited (NGET). Further information can be found on the P369 webpage.

This is the P369 Report Phase Consultation, whereby industry views are requested in respect of the BSC Panel’s initial recommendations on the Modification.

P361 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P361 seeks to exclude Interconnector Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units from the Main Funding Share and SVA (Production) Funding Share BSC Charges, in order to better facilitate the EU Third Package.

P362 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P362 seeks to enable BSC Parties to be derogated against specific BSC obligations in order to trial pre-competitive and innovative products and services.

P368 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P368 shall amend provisions in the timing and revision of the Performance Assurance Framework  (PAF) Procedure documents in order to support the objectives of the PAF Review in delivering a more efficient and effective PAF.  Further information can be found on the P368 webpage.

This is the P368 Report Phase Consultation, whereby industry views are requested in respect of the BSC Panel’s initial recommendations on the Modification.

P367 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P367 proposes to remove all obsolete Supplemental Balancing Reserve (SBR) and Demand Side Balancing Reservice (DSBR) requirements, definitions, and references from the BSC and subsidiary documents. Further information can be found on the P367 webpage.

This is the P367 Report Phase Consultation, whereby industry views are requested in respect of the BSC Panel’s initial recommendations on the Modification.

P359 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P359 seeks to introduce a new mechanised process for Generation Capacity (GC) and Demand Capacity (DC) re-declarations following a ‘GC/DC breach’. More details on the P359 page.

P344 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P344 seeks to align the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) with the European Balancing Project TERRE (Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange) requirements. This is in order to allow the implementation of the TERRE balancing product at national level and hence ensure compliance with the European Electricity Balancing Guideline (EB GL).

This is the P344 Report Phase Consultation, whereby industry views are requested in respect of the BSC Panel’s initial recommendations on the Modification.

P362 second Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

At its meeting on 23 April 2018, the Workgroup, in response to the first Assessment Consultation responses, decided to raise an Alternative Modification. This requires second Assessment Procedure Consultation. The Proposed Solution is identical to the Proposed Modification, except that the Alternative allows the Transmission Company (TC) to apply for, and be granted, BSC Derogations.

P362 seeks to enable BSC Parties to be derogated against specific BSC obligations in order to trial pre-competitive and innovative products and services. Ofgem will act as the point of entry to co-ordinate applications across the industry. This is designed to improve the customer experience and reduce the burden for applicants, particularly where applications require derogation from more than one industry code

P361 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

Under the EU Third Package (Article 2 of Regulation 714/2009) Interconnector flows should be treated as part of the Transmission System and not as Production or Consumption. The current BSC charging arrangements are not aligned with the EU Third Package. This Modification Proposal seeks to exclude Interconnector Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units from the Main Funding Share and SVA (Production) Funding Share BSC Charges, in order to better facilitate the EU Third Package.

The intent of the Proposed solution is that the excluded BSC Charges will be recalculated and re-billed from the implementation date back to the start of the previous financial year (1 April). The effects of this will be that any BSC Charges in the current financial year to date, will be recalculated and re-billed as one lump sum payment, subject to P361 approval.

P362 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

P362 seeks to enable BSC Parties to be derogated against specific BSC obligations in order to trial pre-competitive and innovative products and services. Ofgem will act as the point of entry to co-ordinate applications across the industry. This is designed to improve the customer experience and reduce the burden for applicants, particularly where applications require derogation from more than one industry code.

ELEXON will receive applications via Ofgem and prepare relevant information for the Panel’s consideration. The Panel will make a recommendation to Ofgem whether to approve or reject the derogation. Ofgem will decide whether to grant the derogation and synchronise derogations across the impacted codes and licences. Anyone can apply for derogation, but non-Parties will be required to accede to the Code and complete the relevant market entry processes before the derogation can be effective.

P359 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

P359 proposes to introduce an automated process for GC and DC submissions. As such, the Modification seeks to:

  • Improve the accuracy of GC and DC declarations following a breach by introducing
    a consistent, objective and mechanistic method used for all re-declarations; and
  • Relieve BSC Parties of the burden of re-declaring GC and DC values following a
    breach by requiring ELEXON to administer the mechanistic method.

P356 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P356 will align the BSC with Grid Code Modification GC0099, which seeks to introduce the Interconnector Scheduled Transfer process to the Grid Code. This is in order to establish common, cross-code provisions which are compatible with both the EU single intraday market coupling processes, and GB and EU balancing processes. The P356 Assessment Report was presented to the Panel on 8 February 2018 and the Panel is now consulting on their views ahead of the Draft Modification Report being presented to the Panel on 8 March 2018.

P365 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P365 seeks to amend the BSC such that the ELEXON Board can determine whether to bid for the role of REC administrator (and perform the role if the contract is awarded to ELEXON). This will be done via a separate not for profit subsidiary (RECASCo), funded by ELEXON (through BSC Parties).

ELEXON operates on a not for profit basis, therefore if the ELEXON Board determines a bid should be submitted, the costs incurred will be borne by BSC Parties, with bid costs capped at the sum of £100k.

The proposed changes ensure that ELEXON is ring-fenced from any enduring operational costs and risks associated with performing the role of REC administrator.

P354 – Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P354 seeks to allow the Transmission Company to provide Applicable Balancing Services Volume Data (ABSVD) for non-BM Balancing Services to BSC Central Systems for allocation to the appropriate Supplier BM Units to correct Suppliers’ Energy Imbalance positions.

P354 – Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

P354 seeks to allow the Transmission Company to provide Applicable Balancing Services Volume Data (ABSVD) for non-BM Balancing Services providers to BSC Central Systems for allocation to the appropriate Supplier BM Unit to correct their Energy Imbalance position. Since the first Assessment Procedure Consultation, the proposed solution has been amended as follows:

  • The BSC Systems will aggregate MSID ABSVD to Supplier BM Unit level and use this to correct the Supplier’s Energy Imbalance position
  • Removal of the opt-out provision under BSC Section Q6.4.5
  • Amend BSC Section Q6.4.8 with the intention that Suppliers’ positions in all reasonable endeavours be corrected by SF but no later than R1
  • All MSID ABSVD will be reported to the affected Supplier.

P344 Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

P344 seeks to align the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) with the European Balancing Project TERRE (Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange) requirements. This is in order to allow the implementation of the project at national level and be compliant with the first tranche of obligations in the European Electricity Balancing Guideline (EB GL).

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