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).

P354 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 account to correct their Energy Imbalance position.

P356 Assessment Procedure 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

P358 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P358 proposes to amend BSC Section K to allow ELEXON to carry over BSC Seasonal GC/DC.

P357 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P357 proposes to remove the Generation Capacity (GC) and Demand Capacity (DC) tolerance limit parameters from Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Section K ‘Classification and Registration of Metering Systems and BM Units’. This will allow the tolerances to be reviewed and updated from time to time without the need for a Modification.

P332 Data Request

Summary

The P332 ‘Revisions to the Supplier Hub Principle’ Workgroup is requesting all Suppliers and Supplier Agents respond to this request for data to support its assessment.

P339 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P339 ‘Introduction of new Consumption Component Classes for Measurement Classes E-G’.

P347 – Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This is the ReportPhase Consultation for P347 ‘Reduction in R1 Read Requirement for HH Sites’

P351 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P351’Align the BSC with changes to the SCR requirements’.

P320 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

The implementation of P272 would require changes to the existing PARMS Serials to report any non-compliance. The Proposer believes that a Committee report would be a more suitable reporting tool than PARMS Serials and proposes to remove the PARMS Serial reporting requirements introduced by P272. Reporting P272 non-compliance using a Committee report would also remove the proposed Supplier Charge under P272.

The BSC Panel initially recommended approval of P320. This Report Phase Consultation seeks market participants’ views on the Panel’s initial recommendation.

P315 Assessment Procedure Consultation v3.0

Summary

P315 proposes to give industry participants and potential new entrants more equal access to basic market share information. It proposes to increase transparency of Metered Volumes and MPAN counts for Suppliers that have a market share above the defined reporting threshold, make market level consumption information available to a wider range of market participants. In addition, the Alternative Modification would make available some historical GSP Group consumption totals information and some Supplier-specific information in an aggregated form.

CP1434 Request for Information

Summary

This Request for Information seeks further information on CP1434 ‘Amend the three digit numeric Line Loss Factor Class (LLFC) Id to an Alphanumeric LLFC Id’ and two potential alternative solutions.

It seeks information from Distribution System Operators (DSOs) on when and why they will run out of LLFCs and the consequences of this happening, and high-level information from all participants on the impacts, costs and lead times of two alternative solution options.

This information will assist the Supplier Volume Allocation Group (SVG) in making its determination on CP1434.

P315 Assessment Procedure Consultation v2.0

Summary

P315 was issued for industry consultation on 9 February 2015. The Workgroup subsequently developed its proposed and alternative solutions taking into account of the responses received from the previous industry consultation. This second consultation seeks market participants’ views on the P315 proposed and alternative solutions to inform the Workgroup’s further assessment of P315.

P272 Extension Request Consultation

Summary

This P272 Extension Request Consultation has been issued on behalf of the Panel, which seeks further information to enable it to consider whether to request that the Authority agree to delay the implementation of P272 and, if so, what revised P272 Implementation Date to request.

P315 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P315 ‘Publication of Gross Supplier Market Share Data’.

P315 Impact Assessment Consultation

Summary

P315 aims to increase transparency in the electricity supply market by publishing monthly Supplier market share data.

The Workgroup has identified three potential solution options to provide Supplier market share data to the industry. We invite you to respond to this Impact Assessment to help the Workgroup identify the activities, costs and lead times required from you to implement P315 should it be approved.

P272 Implementation Plan Questionnaire Consultation

Summary

Approved Modification P272 makes Half Hourly (HH) Settlement mandatory for Profile Classes (PCs) 5-8 Metering Systems with Advanced Meters and comes into effect on 1 April 2016. In order for the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) to monitor the transition effectively, the questionnaire has been derived for Suppliers and their Agents to fill out to report their preparation plan for the implementation.

P256 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P256: Improving efficiency and clarity of the Trading Disputes process.

P260 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P260: Extension to data provided to the Transmission Company in the TUoS Report.

P253 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P253: Improving the accuracy of the credit calculation for SVA participants.

P259 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P259: Provision of Applicable Balancing Service Volumes for Interconnectors.

P263 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P263: Code Governance Review: Send Back Process and Environmental Assessment.

P262 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P262: Code Governance Review: Significant Code Reviews, Self Governance and Code Administration Code of Practice.

P260 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P260: Extension to data provided to the Transmission Company in the TUoS Report.

P265 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P265: Improving the Accuracy of the Credit Calculation (P253 Alternative solution).

P253 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P253: Improving the accuracy of the credit calculation for SVA participants.

P262 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P262: Code Governance Review: Significant Code Reviews, Self Governance and Code Administration Code of Practice.

P266 Assessment Procedure Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P266: Improving the allocation of Reactive Power flows between Import and Export Metering Systems.

P266 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the issues raised by P266: Improving the allocation of Reactive Power flows between Import and Export Metering Systems.

P264 Assessment Phase Consultation

Summary

This is an Assessment Phase consultation for P264 ‘Two-thirds majority requirement for Panel recommendations on licence originated Modifications’

P270 Assessment Phase Consultation

Summary

This is an Assessment Phase consultation for Modification P270 ‘The Application of Line Loss Factors to GSPs that are not Transmission-interconnected’

P264 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This is an Assessment Phase consultation for Modification P264 ‘Two-thirds majority requirement for Panel recommendations on licence originated Modifications’

P269 Assessment Phase Consultation

Summary

This is the Assessment Phase consultation for P269 ‘Prevention of Base Trading Unit BMUs’ Account Status Flipping from Consumption to Production’.

P268 Assessment Phase Consultation

Summary

This is an Assessment Phase Consultation for P268 ‘Clarify the P/C status process for exempt BM Units’.

P270 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This is a Report Phase consultation for P270 ‘The Application of Line Loss Factors to GSPs that are not Transmission-interconnected’.

P269 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

Modification P269 ‘Prevention of Base Trading Unit BMUs’ Account Status Flipping from Consumption to Production (the “Flipping” mod)’ is issued for Report Phase Consultation.

P268 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This is the Report Phase consultation for Modification P268 ‘Clarify the P/C status process for exempt BM Units’

P272 Impact Assessment

Summary

P272 ‘Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile Classes 5-8’ is in the Assessment Procedure Phase and the Modification Workgroup invites you to respond to this impact assessment.

P273 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This is the Report Phase Consultation forModification P273 ‘Make the SVA Funding Share Calculation robust to changes in Scaling Weights’.

P271 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This is the Report Phase Consultation for Modification P271 ‘NETSO Consultation in relation to any potential changes to the BSC which takes place in forums other than the BSC Panel’.

P272 Assessment Phase Consultation

Summary

This is the Assessment Phase consultation for P272 ‘Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile Classes 5-8’

P272 Second Assessment Consultation

Summary

This is the seond Assessment Consultation issued for P272.

The P272 Workgroup issued an assessment consultation on Friday 23 September. The Group subsequently met on the Friday 21 October to discuss the consultation responses and how best to proceed with the Modification. During the discussions, Ofgem asked the Group whether they could better quantify the costs and benefits of P272, to help inform their recommendation to the BSC Panel. In the light of Ofgem’s questions, the Group agreed to consult further to ascertain a clearer picture of what the costs will be across the industry, including initial set up costs and ongoing costs.

P275 Assessment Consultation

Summary

This is the Assessment Phase consultation for P275 ‘Extending BSC Performance Assurance’.

P280 Assessment Consultation Procedure

Summary

P280 seeks to introduce new Measurement Classes for Half Hourly-settled customers in the Domestic, SME and I&C markets, and a requirement for the Supplier Volume Allocation Agent to provide Distributors with aggregated Half Hourly consumption data for Metering Systems registered to these new Measurement Classes.

P279 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

This will the Report Phase consultation for Modification P279 ”Correcting the BSC description of the CDCA to SVAA interface for GSP Group net Export’.

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