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

P332 Report Phase Consultation

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 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. 

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on MHHS Implementation and Governance Arrangements

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on MHHS Implementation and Governance Arrangements

In our response, we generally agreed with the arrangements Ofgem had set out, and also highlighted the importance of robust resolution mechanisms that we need to be able to use if we are in disagreement with the Implementation Manager. We also stated that we could not commit to implementation deadlines until we receive detailed requirements from the Implementation Manager in April 2022.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO’s consultation on EBGL Article 52 ISH Amendment

Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO’s consultation on EBGL Article 52 ISH Amendment

In our response, we agree with NGESO’s proposal to amend the Imbalance Settlement Harmonisation (ISH) article to include the use of Market Index Price (MIP) in Settlement Calculations. We note that the inclusion of Market Index Price (MIP) is a valid component of system price calculations and is beneficial to both BSC Parties and consumers of electricity.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO’s consultation on their Strategy to Enable DSO

Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO’s consultation on their Strategy to Enable DSO

In our response, we express support for NGESO’s work to enable Distribution System Operators, and note our agreement that the ESO, DSOs and wider market processes need to be coordinated to achieve maximum value from the DSO transition. We also note a number of existing industry services that need to change in order to best accommodate new DSO capabilities. 

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the Introduction of an Electricity System Restoration Standard

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the Introduction of an Electricity System Restoration Standard

In our response we noted that the BSC relies on the definition of Black Start given in the Grid Code, and that if there was a material amendment to this definition there would be a consequential change to the BSC via the Modification process.

View P416 Report Phase Consultation

P416 Report Phase Consultation

We have issued P416 ‘Introducing a route of appeal for the Annual Budget in line with the proposals for the Retail Energy Code’ for Report Phase Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by 3 June 2021.

P416 seeks to amend the BSC to include an appeals mechanism to Ofgem that could be used to challenge items in the Annual Budget in line with the appeals mechanism detailed in proposals for the Retail Energy Code (REC).

The Proposed Solution contains the following key features:

  • Any BSC Party can raise an appeal against an Annual Budget line item within 10 WDs of the BSCCo Board issuing approval of the Annual Budget
  • Provisions to allow the Authority to respond to appeals by referring individual items back to the Board for reconsideration, powers to change costings or remove individual items from the Annual Budget, and powers to dismiss appeals that are trivial or vexatious or has no reasonable prospect of success.
  • Provisions to stop all of part of spend against appealed Annual Budget line items if specified conditions are met.
View P420 Authority Led SCR Modification Consultation

P420 Authority Led SCR Modification Consultation

We have issued P420 ‘Retail Code Consolidation Significant Code Review’ for Industry  Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by 17 June 2021.

P420 seeks to ensure the BSC aligns with Ofgem’s Retail Code Consolidation Significant Code Review, which consolidates a number of existing codes into the REC. The proposed changes have a direct impact on the BSC in terms of the transfer of the SVA Metering arrangements from the BSC to the REC and cross-code change procedures, as well as consequential changes reflecting the close down of the MRA.

P420 makes the necessary changes to reflect the code governance changes implemented through the Retail Code Consolidation SCR. Specifically, it will:

  1. Ensure the BSC reflects the close down of the MRA.
  2. Transfer operational procedures relating to Metering Point Lifecycle from the MRA to the BSC.
  3. Make the necessary changes to transfer SVA Metering arrangements to the REC, and facilitate a transition period for metering assurance.
  4. Insert the required drafting to give effect to the CCSG, which will be established under the REC to better facilitate cross-code change
View Elexon’s response to BEIS’ consultation on proposed improvements to the Capacity Market

Elexon’s response to BEIS’ consultation on proposed improvements to the Capacity Market

We responded to BEIS’ consultation on proposed improvements to the Capacity Market. In our response, we focus on the proposal to require Capacity Market Units to register as Balancing Mechanism Units, to help inform decision making relating to this aspect of the proposals. In particular, we wish to highlight the resources required to ensure registration of new BSC Parties and our inability to commit to processing the registration of all CM participants prior to the 2022 pre-qualification window.

View ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s call for evidence on the regulatory arrangements for the DCC

ELEXON’s response to Ofgem’s call for evidence on the regulatory arrangements for the DCC

We responded to Ofgem’s Call for Evidence on the DCC licence arrangements. In our response, we express our view that it would beneficial to see the DCC/SEC arrangements encompassed within an independent Market Operator, as laid out in our recent Policy View on Reforming the System Operator roles and Code Arrangements. In addition, we suggest that Ofgem undertake a review of the way that the DCC arrangements are funded, noting that the returns allowed for the DCC are greatly in excess of what is allowed for other Priced Controlled entities.

View P416 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P416 Assessment Procedure Consultation

We have issued P416 ‘Introducing a route of appeal for the Annual Budget in line with the proposals for the Retail Energy Code’ for Assessment Procedure Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by 22 April 2021.

P416 seeks to amend the BSC to include an appeals mechanism to Ofgem that could be used to challenge items in the Annual Budget in line with the appeals mechanism detailed in proposals for the Retail Energy Code (REC).

The Proposed Solution contains the following key features:

  • Any BSC Party can raise an appeal against an Annual Budget line item within 10 WDs of the BSCCo Board issuing approval of the Annual Budget
  • Provisions to allow the Authority to respond to appeals by referring individual items back to the Board for reconsideration, powers to change costings or remove individual items from the Annual Budget, and powers to dismiss appeals that are trivial or vexatious or have no reasonable prospect of success.
  • Provisions to stop all of part of spend against appealed Annual Budget line items if specified conditions are met.
View P376 Report Phase Consultation

P376 Report Phase Consultation

Utilising a Baselining Methodology to set Physical Notifications for Settlement of Applicable Balancing Services

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Version 2.0 of the Retail Energy Code

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Version 2.0 of the Retail Energy Code

In our response we suggest that some BSC metering arrangements should not move over to the REC, particularly assurance provisions that impact actual data from metering systems for settlement purposes.

View P402 Report Phase Consultation

P402 Report Phase Consultation

We have issued P402 ‘Enabling reform of residual network charging as directed by the Targeted Charging Review’ for Report Phase Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by 5pm on Monday 1 March 2021.

The P402 Proposed Solution will introduce new reporting requirements on LDSOs and BSCCo that will ensure the provision of data to enable the NETSO to set TNUoS demand residual tariffs and enable accurate billing of subsequent charges. To ensure that NETSO receives the data it requires, P402 introduces processes that require the provision, consolidation and validation of three types of data to NETSO (Monthly Billing data, Annual Tariff Setting data and Unmetered Supplies (UMS) data), the creation of two new reports to NETSO and an update to the P0210 ‘TNUoS Report’.

Under the Proposed Solution, new requirements will be introduced on Licenced Distribution System Operators (LDSOs) to send reports to Elexon (as the BSCCo) and on BSCCo to aggregate this data and report to National Electricity Transmission System Operator (NETSO). This will impact LDSOs, NETSO and BSC systems and processes.

The P402 Alternative Solution sees LDSOs compiling this data themselves, sending it directly to National Grid and so not to relying on BSCCo or BSC Systems and Agents for these purposes.

The Alternative Solution will introduce new requirements on LDSOs to send reports to NETSO. This will impact LDSOs and NETSO and will not require any changes to BSC Systems – however BSCCo will provide support to Parties as part of Business as Usual.

The BSC Panel initially recommends that the P402 Alternative Modification should be approved and that the P402 Proposed Modification should be rejected

We invite you to respond to this Report Phase Consultation to provide your views on the Panel’s initial recommendations for P402.

Please send your response to [email protected] using the form attached to the consultation by 5pm on Monday 1 March 2021. 

Please note that this is your final opportunity to comment on this Modification.

 

View P413 Report Phase Consultation

P413 Report Phase Consultation

We have issued P413 ‘Enable Elexon to be the Programme Manager for the implementation of Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement’ for Report Phase Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by 1 March 2021 .

P413 will enable Elexon to provide Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Implementation Management services under the BSC, as the BSC Company (BSCCo), where Ofgem determines that Elexon shall provide some or all of these services. Elexon may also appoint a MHHS Implementation Assurance Provider, depending on Ofgem’s preference.

Under the Proposed Modification, Elexon’s costs in providing MHHS Implementation Management services will be recovered from BSC Trading Parties by market share through the BSC’s existing Main Funding Share mechanism.

Under the Alternative Modification, the costs will be recovered solely from Suppliers by market share through a new Specified BSC Charge.

P413 will also enable Elexon to participate in any competitive tender exercise used to appoint MHHS Implementation Management services. Any Elexon bid costs will be recovered from BSC Trading Parties through the Main Funding Share, but subject to a cap.

View P376 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P376 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P376 ‘Utilising a Baselining Methodology to set Physical Notifications’ proposes to allow the Final Physical Notification which feeds into the Settlement of Trading Charges to be created via a Baselining Methodology. The new Physical Notification will be de-coupled from the Physical Notification used by National Electricity Transmission System Operator (NETSO) for dispatch. This change will allow Balancing Service Providers to be fully recompensed for their actual change from normal usage and the impact this change has on the system, thus enabling greater participation.

View P417 Report Phase Consultation

P417 Report Phase Consultation

A Modification is required to remove the templates in annexes M1 – M4 in Section M ‘Credit Cover and Credit Default’ and replace them with a requirement for the BSC Panel approved templates and Approved Insurance Product requirements to be published on the BSC Website. Subsequently, the Letter of Credit templates previously approved by the Panel in their meeting on April 2020 shall become the only Letter of Credit templates to be used and published on the Elexon website.

View P418 Report Phase Consultation

P418 Report Phase Consultation

P418 aims to ensure the Legal Text for approved BSC Modification P383 properly reflects the approved solution, business requirements, and is aligned with the BSC baseline introduced by P344, P354 and P388. In particular, it will clarify that the solution being delivered by P383 is applicable to both Supplier Base Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units and Additional BM Units.

View P413 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P413 Assessment Procedure Consultation

We have issued P413 ‘Enable Elexon to be the Programme Manager for the implementation of Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement’ for Assessment Procedure Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by 15 January 2021 .

P413 will require Elexon to provide Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Implementation Management services under the BSC, as the BSC Company (BSCCo), where Ofgem determines that Elexon shall provide some or all of these services. These services may include activities and responsibilities relating to MHHS programme management, system integration and programme party co-ordination (or any part of these). Elexon may also appoint a MHHS Implementation Assurance Provider, depending on Ofgem’s preference.

Under the Proposed Modification, Elexon’s costs in providing MHHS Implementation Management services will be recovered from BSC Trading Parties by market share (through the BSC’s existing Main Funding Share mechanism). The Workgroup also seeks views on a potential Alternative Modification that would recover these costs solely from Suppliers by market share (through a new Specified BSC Charge).

P413 will enable Elexon to participate in any competitive tender exercise used to appoint MHHS Implementation Management services. Any Elexon bid costs will be recovered from BSC Trading Parties through the Main Funding Share, but will be subject to a cap.

View Elexon’s response to BEIS’ consultation on International Regulatory Cooperation

Elexon’s response to BEIS’ consultation on International Regulatory Cooperation

In our response we detailed our involvement with European and International regulatory bodies and gave our views on how government can best support international regulatory cooperation in future.

View P402 Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

P402 Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

We have issued P402 ‘Enabling reform of residual network charging as directed by the Targeted Charging Review’ for Assessment Procedure Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by Tuesday 27 October 2020.

The purpose of this second P402 Assessment Procedure Consultation is to invite BSC Parties and other interested parties to provide their views on the merits of the P402 Proposed and Alternative Solutions. In particular, the Workgroup seeks your views on the Alternative Modification Proposal, which was raised by the Workgroup in response to the first Assessment Procedure Consultation. The P402 Workgroup will then discuss the consultation responses, before making a recommendation to the BSC Panel at its meeting on 16 January 2020 on whether or not to approve P402.

P402 will introduce new reporting requirements on LDSOs and BSCCo that will ensure the provision of data to enable the NETSO to set TNUoS demand residual tariffs and enable accurate billing of subsequent charges.

Please send your response to [email protected] using the form attached to the consultation by Tuesday 15 December 2020.

View P379 Cost Benefit Analysis Consultation

P379 Cost Benefit Analysis Consultation

We have issued P379 ‘Multiple Suppliers through Meter Splitting’ for Cost Benefit Analysis Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by Friday 15 January 2021.

P379 will enable consumers to be supplied by multiple Suppliers through Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Settlement Meters at the Boundary Point. P379 will allow multiple Suppliers to compete for the supply or export of electricity through a single Meter without needing to establish an agreement between all of the Suppliers involved for every instance.

We invite you to respond to this Assessment Procedure Consultation to provide your views on the expected costs and benefits of P379.

Please send your response to [email protected] using the form attached to the consultation by Friday 22 January 2021.

View P375 – Report Phase Consultation

P375 – Report Phase Consultation

P375 proposes using Metering Equipment ‘behind’ the defined Boundary Point for Balancing Services (‘behind the Meter’), for Settlement purposes rather than the Boundary Point Meter.

This will allow balancing-related services on-site to be separated from imbalance-related activities, more accurately reflecting the balancing-energy volumes provided by the Balancing Service Provider (BSP).

View P414 Report Phase Consultation

P414 Report Phase Consultation

P414 ‘Allowing a Party to Withdraw from the BSC and transfer outstanding liabilities to another Party’ seeks to improve the BSC exit arrangements. It will allow a BSC Party to withdraw from the Code as soon as practicable after serving a notice of withdrawal provided that all liabilities under the Code are satisfied or transferred to another BSC Party through a transfer of its BSC party ID to that legal entity.

View P402 Assessment Procedure Consulation

P402 Assessment Procedure Consulation

We have issued P402 ‘Enabling reform of residual network charging as directed by the Targeted Charging Review’ for Assessment Procedure Consultation, which you are invited to respond to by Tuesday 27 October 2020.

P402 will introduce new reporting requirements on LDSOs and BSCCo that will ensure the provision of data to enable the NETSO to set TNUoS demand residual tariffs and enable accurate billing of subsequent charges. To ensure that NETSO receives the data it requires, P402 introduces processes that require the provision, consolidation and validation of three types of data to NETSO (Monthly Billing data, Annual Tariff Setting data and Unmetered Supplies (UMS) data), the creation of two new reports to NETSO and an update to the P0210 ‘TNUoS Report’.

We invite you to respond to this Assessment Procedure Consultation to provide your views on the Workgroup’s initial recommendations for P402.

 

Please send your response to [email protected] using the form attached to the consultation by Tuesday 27 October 2020.

 

View Elexon’s Response to the ENA’s consultation on the Open Networks Flexibility Services Workstream

Elexon’s Response to the ENA’s consultation on the Open Networks Flexibility Services Workstream

In our response we suggested that it would be sensible if Distribution System Operator (DSO) baselining methodologies were consistent with those introduced through BSC Modification P376, in order to avoid asset operators having to meet two different standards at the same time. We also noted that we would be happy to work with the Open Networks team to ensure consistency of these arrangements, and that we’d welcome DSO involvement in P376.

View Issue 88 Request For Information

Issue 88 Request For Information

The provision of this information will inform the Issue 88 Workgroup of the industry’s current understanding of Complex Site arrangements in relation to netting of Import/Export volumes and estimation techniques.

View CP1535 Implementation Date Consultation

CP1535 Implementation Date Consultation

Consultation on bringing forward the CP1535 Implementation Date from 1 April 2021 to 3 December 2020 due to the further delay of TERRE go-live.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid’s Consultation on the Second Balancing Services Charges Task Force Interim Report

Elexon’s response to National Grid’s Consultation on the Second Balancing Services Charges Task Force Interim Report

In our response we note our concerns that fixed charges may not incentivise end user behaviour that would benefit the system. We also voice concerns that it would be difficult for end users to challenge the level of a fixed BSUoS charge.

View P375 Assessment Phase Consultation

P375 Assessment Phase Consultation

P375 proposes using Metering Equipment ‘behind’ the defined Boundary Point for Balancing Services (‘behind the Meter’), for Settlement purposes rather than the Boundary Point Meter.

This will allow balancing-related services on-site to be separated from imbalance-related activities, more accurately reflecting the balancing-energy volumes provided by the Balancing Service Provider (BSP).

P375 arose from Issue 70 ‘Settlement of Secondary BM Units using metering at the asset’.

View P398 Assessment Phase Consultation

P398 Assessment Phase Consultation

In June 2019 the Energy Data Task Force (EDTF) published its report ‘A Strategy for a Modern Digitalised Energy System’. One of its recommendations was that the energy sector should ‘adopt the principle that Energy System Data should be Presumed Open’. The EDTF report recommends that BEIS and/or Ofgem should use legislative and regulatory powers to achieve this recommendation.

The BSC does not fully adhere to open data principles however, by taking action now, we can remain at the forefront of industry development and will be able to create the precedence for industry to follow/emulate.

P398 proposes amending the BSC so that all data is assumed open unless there is a reason otherwise. The Panel (or delegated Sub-Committee) will determine if there is any reason not to make data available. This will be done based on a transparent process of triage and categorisation. In the longer term, we will look at an IT solution to make accessing BSC data even easier than having to make a formal request for release/publication.

View P399 – Assessment Procedure Consultation

P399 – Assessment Procedure Consultation

P399 seeks to include additional information in the Balancing Services Adjustment Data (BSAD) to identify the assets involved in bilateral trades.

Currently, each Balancing Adjustment Action taken outside the Balancing Mechanism is reported with a unique sequential number. The Proposer contends that this does not identify the counterparty to the bilateral trade and creates an information advantage to those counterparties, reducing transparency in the operation of the system creating a barrier to effective competition.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s MHHS Draft Impact Assessment

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s MHHS Draft Impact Assessment

In our response, we:

  • Note our delight that Ofgem has recognised Elexon’s work by giving its preliminary approval to the DWG’s recommended TOM and transition approach in October 2019 and by proposing, through this consultation, to implement MHHS on the basis recommended by the DWG;
  • Agree with Ofgem’s proposals to implement MHHS for both import and export at the same time;
  • Agree with Ofgem’s proposal to require daily granularity of data for Smart Meter customers who opt out of sharing their Half Hourly (HH) data for Settlement purposes;
  • Agree that there could be benefit in a centrally-hosted website to educate consumers on the implications of their data-sharing choices, although we have some reservations and offer some comments on this idea;
  • Include comments, questions and suggestions about recording consumer data-sharing choices and providing third-party access to Settlement data for non-Settlement purposes;
  • Provide a number of comments on the detail of Ofgem’s draft Impact Assessment as it relates to the TOM; and
  • Explain our belief that Elexon is best placed to take on the programme management role set out in Ofgem’s consultation.
View Elexon’s response to OLEV’s consultation on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans

Elexon’s response to OLEV’s consultation on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans

In our response we note our belief that appropriate smart charging infrastructure, metering and data access arrangements are essential in delivering the proposals. We suggest that it will be necessary to set requirements for charge point operators beyond the device itself, to ensure that interoperability and security objectives are delivered. We also believe that regulations should set minimum requirements and should be revisited and improved over time as more is known of potential innovation and EV offerings.

View P397 Report Phase Consultation v2.0

P397 Report Phase Consultation v2.0

P397 seeks to introduce a mechanism through which the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo) determines whether Licensed Distribution System Operators (LDSOs), the National Electricicty Transmission System Operator (NETSO), certain Party Agents and BSC Agents, and BSCCo should carry out the Settlement Adjustment Processes following a DCE. BSCCo would determine the nature of the DCE and, where necessary, determine and compare the costs and value of the DCE in order to determine whether the value of carrying out the Settlement Adjustment Processes outweigh the costs.

View P411 Report Phase Consultation

P411 Report Phase Consultation

Responses to the P411 Report Phase Consultation are invited by 29 July 2020.

View Elexon’s Response to Electralink’s consultation on Flexr

Elexon’s Response to Electralink’s consultation on Flexr

Elexon responded to Electralink’s consultation on their new DNO data provision and standardisation service, Flexr. Elexon’s response highlighted the importance of Open Data principles and access to the data held on the platform. We questioned the use of funding over and above the use of existing, paid for, systems architecture and how this affects platform governance.

View P408 Report Phase Consultation

P408 Report Phase Consultation

P408 will align with Grid Code Modification GC0130 to publish new and amended Output usable data on BMRS.

View Elexon’s response to consultation on Heat Networks: Building a Market Framework

Elexon’s response to consultation on Heat Networks: Building a Market Framework

In our response we supported the consultation premises that heat networks are an integral part in the government and industry efforts towards a modernised and low-carbon energy sector of the future.

We also explained how a number of market arrangements from the electricity industry and more specifically from the BSC systems could be applied for the development of a prospective UK heat market.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO consultation on Grid Code Modification GC0143: ‘Last resort disconnection of Embedded Generation’

Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO consultation on Grid Code Modification GC0143: ‘Last resort disconnection of Embedded Generation’

Elexon has commented on National Grid ESO’s proposed Grid Code Modification which will clarify the existing arrangements for disconnection of embedded generation where there is more electricity generation than expected demand.

 

View Elexon’s response to the Distribution Code consultation on Engineering Recommendation (EREC) P24 Issue 2 – AC supplies to railway systems

Elexon’s response to the Distribution Code consultation on Engineering Recommendation (EREC) P24 Issue 2 – AC supplies to railway systems

In our response, we commented on one clause of EREC P24 Issue 2, namely clause 12.9 and its references to the BSC and requirements for metering.  We suggested a number of changes to the text.

View P406 Report Phase Consultation

P406 Report Phase Consultation

In order to support Suppliers through the COVID-19 pandemic, P406 seeks to set SP08a, SP08b, SP08c and SP04 Serials to £0 for all Suppliers from the March 2020 PARMS reporting period, until further notice.

Supplier Charges are to be reinstated by the BSC Panel after a period of suspension following any changes to Government guidelines and restrictions, and a three month notice period will be provided.

At its meeting on Thursday 9 April 2020, the BSC Panel requested that Ofgem treat P406 as Urgent in order that the solution (subject to subsequent approval) can capture the March 2020 Supplier Charges period, the first period impacted by COVID-19.

View P405 Report Phase Consultation

P405 Report Phase Consultation

P405 will allow notices that the BSC currently requires to be sent by post or fax to be sent by email. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not currently practical to use post or fax. More generally, it is now accepted and more efficient to send notices via email.

View P390 Report Phase Consultation

P390 Report Phase Consultation

The BSC restricts the activities of Elexon and in the absence of a specific Modification any additional activities cannot be pursued by Elexon (even when those activities would be of benefit to BSC Parties, industry generally and/or the consumer). 

In the past specific Modifications have been necessary which have enabled Elexon to provide the Warm Homes Discount Reconciliation service, EMR settlement, and to participate in gas performance assurance framework and REC manager appointment processes.

Such individual Modifications to extend Elexon’s vires are time consuming and can be an unnecessary distraction for industry. They can also result in Elexon being unable to pursue an opportunity within a required timeframe.

P390 seeks to introduce a framework into the BSC that allows the Elexon Board to determine whether Elexon can undertake additional activities provided certain conditions are met and with consent of the Authority

All of the conditions introduced in previous Modifications to Elexon’s vires, P330 ‘Allowing Elexon to tender for the Uniform Network Code Gas Performance Assurance Framework Administrator (PAFA) role’ and P365 ‘Enabling Elexon to tender for the Retail Energy Code (REC)’ are included, plus some additional conditions to safeguard the interests of BSC Parties.

Following closure of the Report Phase Consultation on 29 April, the Draft Modification Report will be presented to the BSC Panel on 14 May 2020.

View Elexon’s response to the ENA’s consultation on the Open Networks Project 2020 Workplan

Elexon’s response to the ENA’s consultation on the Open Networks Project 2020 Workplan

In our response, we note that consistency of processes across distribution regions will be key to unlocking the potential of flexibility. We believe that provision for spending is essential to establishing the flexibility value stack, and that the findings from the Open Networks project should be presented as a case for  funding in the RIIO-ED2 price control. With regard to the 2020 work focus, we believe that the Open Networks project is best utilised to develop solutions to problems which cannot be solved by competitive market solutions or have other existing solutions within the industry. We also suggest that there may be a case for a single, combined, independently-produced Future Energy Scenarios document, to avoid an ever-increasing number of separate documents.

View P404 ‘Moving the SAD to a Category 3 BSC Configurable Item’

P404 ‘Moving the SAD to a Category 3 BSC Configurable Item’

P404 aims to move Balancing and Settlement Code Procedure BSCP537 Appendices 1 ‘Self Assessment Document’, 2 ‘Testing Requirements’ and 3 ‘Guidance Notes on completing the SAD’ to a new Category 3 BSC Configurable Item.

This will facilitate quicker change to the Self Assessment Document (SAD) and its supporting documentation, with the new Category 3 BSC Configurable Item being owned and managed by the Performance Assurance Board (PAB).

View P403: BSC Arrangements in the event that the TERRE Market is suspended by National Grid ESO

P403: BSC Arrangements in the event that the TERRE Market is suspended by National Grid ESO

This Modification will change the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) to align with the existing Grid Code Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange (TERRE) market suspension arrangements and support National Grid Electricity System Operator’s (NGESO) Market Suspension Rules proposal; mandated by the European regulations ‘Network Code on Electricity Emergency and Restoration’ (NCER) and ‘Establishing a guideline on electricity transmission system operation (SOGL). P403 will provide Market Participants clarity on how the BSC arrangements will operate in the event that the TERRE Market arrangements are suspended

View Elexon’s response to Electralink’s consultation on DCP350

Elexon’s response to Electralink’s consultation on DCP350

In our response, we are supportive of the provision of increased information on embedded generation >1MW as it can lead to charges being more cost reflective, aid the operation of the system and aid parties in deciding where best to locate their assets.

The current proposal is for each DNO to create and publish their own register of embedded generation, whereas we have noted this creates fragmentation of data. We suggest that it would be better to send the registers to Elexon for publication on BMRS, thus keeping BMRS the central hub for industry information.

View P392 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P392 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This Modification will ensure the process and responsibilities for amending BSC provisions constituting EBGL Article 18 terms and conditions reflect delegations made by NGESO in favor of the BSCCo and BSC Panel, to ensure a unified market change process. These changes are necessary to ensure the EBGL change process is followed as part of the existing BSC Change process, for all future BSC Modifications that impact the EBGL Article 18 terms and conditions found in the BSC.

View P401 Report Phase Consultation

P401 Report Phase Consultation

P401 looks to clarify the governance arrangements for BSC Panel Alternates in respect of their contribution to quoracy and voting at BSC Panel meetings. This will help to address ambiguity within the existing arrangements.

This consultation allows you to have your say regarding the proposed changes.

View P400 Report Phase Consultation

P400 Report Phase Consultation

This consultation is in regards to allowing the BSC Panel to make decisions on Modifications Business via tele/video conference.

Currently, paragraph 4.4.7 of BSC Section B explicitly prevents the Panel from conducting Modification Business by tele/video conference except in the case of Urgent Modification Proposals. This is overly restrictive and could, in the event that a quorum of Panel Members or their Alternates cannot physically attend a Panel meeting, could delay or halt the progression of BSC Change.

This consultation allows you to have your say regarding the proposed changes.

View P390 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P390 Assessment Procedure Consultation

The BSC restricts the activities of Elexon and in the absence of a specific Modification any additional activities cannot be pursued by Elexon (even when those activities would be of benefit to BSC Parties, industry generally and/or the consumer). 

In the past specific Modifications have been necessary which have enabled Elexon to provide the Warm Homes Discount Reconciliation service, EMR settlement, and to participate in gas performance assurance framework and REC manager appointment processes.

Such individual Modifications to extend Elexon’s vires are time consuming and can be an unnecessary distraction for industry. They can also result in Elexon being unable to pursue an opportunity within a required timeframe.

P390 seeks to introduce a framework into the BSC that allows the Elexon Board to determine whether Elexon can undertake additional activities provided certain conditions are met.

All of the conditions introduced in previous Modifications to Elexon’s vires, P330 ‘Allowing Elexon to tender for the Uniform Network Code Gas Performance Assurance Framework Administrator (PAFA) role’ and P365 ‘Enabling Elexon to tender for the Retail Energy Code (REC)’ are included, plus some additional conditions to safeguard the interests of BSC Parties.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the Retail Energy Code Technical Specification

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the Retail Energy Code Technical Specification

In our response, we agree with the preferred option for transforming and migrating metadata held in existing catalogues, and suggest precaution when reassigning data items, in order to protect the integrity of settlement.

We note the Electricity Retail Data Service (ERDS) Service Definition with interest as this service will have important interactions with the Supplier Meter Registration Service (SMRS).

We welcome the opportunity to continue to work with Ofgem on the testing approach, and note our expectation that BSCCo will remain the primary data master and distributer of all the essential electricity market domain data.

View Elexon’s response to BEIS consultation on Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 Proposed Amendments – January 2020

Elexon’s response to BEIS consultation on Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 Proposed Amendments – January 2020

Elexon’s  response supports the proposed amendments to the Heat Network Regulations 2014 (Metering and Billing). More specifically, we agreed with adopting a system using building classes to assess the need for installing individual heat meters both for domestic and non-domestic heat network users. We also made some recommendations on how certain BSC processes could be exemplified for the metering operations for heat networks.

View Elexon’s response to ACER’s consultation on all TSO’s proposal on the pricing methodology for balancing energy and cross-zonal capacity

Elexon’s response to ACER’s consultation on all TSO’s proposal on the pricing methodology for balancing energy and cross-zonal capacity

Our response agreed to allow scheduled counter-activations, but noted that direct counter-activations could happen for reasons other than balancing, and that this could distort imbalance prices so that they no longer represent the time value of energy.

View Elexon’s response to ACER’s consultation on the implementation framework for the mFRR European platform

Elexon’s response to ACER’s consultation on the implementation framework for the mFRR European platform

Our response welcomed the proposed changes to promote consistent terminology. However, we disagreed that balancing bids for system constraints should be used to update the Cross-Zonal Capacity, and therefore distort the cross-border marginal balancing energy price.

View P396 Report Phase Consultation

P396 Report Phase Consultation

P396 seeks to exclude Interconnector Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units from the Main Funding Share and Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) (Production) Funding Share Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Charges, in order to better facilitate the EU Third Package.

View P397 Report Phase Consultation

P397 Report Phase Consultation

P397 seeks to introduce a mechanism through which the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo) determines whether Licensed Distribution System Operators (LDSOs), the National Electricicty Transmission System Operator (NETSO), certain Party Agents and BSC Agents, and BSCCo should carry out the Settlement Adjustment Processes following a demand control event (DCE). BSCCo would determine the nature of the DCE and, where necessary, determine and compare the costs and value of the DCE in order to determine whether the value of carrying out the Settlement Adjustment Processes outweigh the costs.

View P399 – Report Phase Consultation v2.0

P399 – Report Phase Consultation v2.0

We are re-issuing P399 for Report Phase Consultation as new material information in relation to the solution was provided in the first Report Phase Consultation. The ESO response identified that the cost for including the ‘tendered status’ filed will now cost an additional £350k-500k. The Workgroup have decided to keep the tendered status in the solution, but in light of this material increase in cost are re-issuing P399 for consultation.

Following the introduction of P392 ‘Amending BSC Change Process for EBGL Article 18’ in June 2020, all BSC Modifications must now consider the impact on the EBGL Article 18 terms and conditions for balancing. This requires that the Workgroup is reconvened, where there have been any representations that may require the Modification Proposal to be amended. The Workgroup must then decide whether to amend, or not, the solution and where it is amended re-consult. 

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) methodologies for calculating electricity and gas supply volumes

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) methodologies for calculating electricity and gas supply volumes

Elexon’s response sets out how the required volumes for determining Energy Company Obligation targets can be obtained from existing data flows, and where the consultation has incorrectly identified Consumption Component Classes relating to domestic consumption.

View Elexon’s Response to Ofgem’s Consultation on Refined Residual Charging Banding in the Targeted Charging Review

Elexon’s Response to Ofgem’s Consultation on Refined Residual Charging Banding in the Targeted Charging Review

Elexon’s response sets out how a BSC-based solution would work to enable fixed residual charges. We also note a number of areas which we believe require further consideration before Ofgem makes its final decision on its Targeted Charging Review proposals. These are:

  • Timing – We believe that industry may not have the capacity to implement the necessary changes by April 2021, given the current change pipeline.
  • Interaction with other projects – Ofgem should take opportunities, where possible, to develop common ‘whole system’ solutions and to minimise the risks of competing projects.
  • Definitions – The proposals would benefit from greater clarity, e.g. in the definitions of ‘final demand’ and ‘site’. 
View Elexon’s response to the DFT’s consultation on Electric Vehicle Smart Charging

Elexon’s response to the DFT’s consultation on Electric Vehicle Smart Charging

Elexon’s response challenges OLEV’s rationale for producing a Phase 2 decision in 2023, noting that there are EV demonstration projects that will run into 2021 and the Smart Meter rollout and MHHS which are not likely to conclude until 2023-24 . Secondly, we found OLEV’s separation of public and private use cases overly simplistic, noting that there are public and private use cases that share characteristics, and could benefit from common solutions.  Finally, we encourage OLEV to consolidate its and industry’s work on EVs, e.g. through the adoption of a single repository of EV issues and proposals, to facilitate holistic policy design and the identification of overlap. 

View Elexon’s Response to BEIS’ Call for Evidence on Facilitating Energy Efficiency in the Electricity System

Elexon’s Response to BEIS’ Call for Evidence on Facilitating Energy Efficiency in the Electricity System

Elexon’s response highlights the need for further clarity around the definition of Energy Efficiency measures. We note that non-controllable demand reduction measures should be encouraged by market signals such as Time of Use Tariffs, whilst active technologies can respond to active signals, such as those used in the Capacity Market. 

View P394 Report Phase Consultation

P394 Report Phase Consultation

View P393 Report Phase Consultation

P393 Report Phase Consultation

P393 seeks to set Supplier Charge SP01 to zero in BSC Section S Annex S-1

Background

Further information and detail can be found on the P393 webpage.

View P394 Report Phase Consultation

P394 Report Phase Consultation

P394 proposes to remove text relating to unused or expired provisions from the BSC. 

View P385 Report Phase Consultation

P385 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View Policy View: Setting up Electricity Flexibility Platforms

Policy View: Setting up Electricity Flexibility Platforms

Elexon is proposing that nationwide electricity ‘flexibility platforms’ are set up so that offers to provide ‘demand-side response’, or output from electricity storage facilities can be traded easily.

The buyers of storage output or demand-side response (DSR) services could include local electricity distribution network operators (DNOs) suppliers and businesses.

View Elexon’s response to the ENTSO-E Consultation ‘Risk Preparedness Regulation’

Elexon’s response to the ENTSO-E Consultation ‘Risk Preparedness Regulation’

In our response to ENTSO-E’s consultation, we concentrated on a single aspect: 

Whether the proposed wording for the templates would be sufficient to encourage TSOs and ENTSO-e to consider the impact that the operation of national rules for market suspension and of European rules for market de-coupling could have at both national and regional levels in each crisis scenario?

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem/BEIS consultation on Flexible Retail Markets

Elexon’s response to Ofgem/BEIS consultation on Flexible Retail Markets

Elexon’s response highlights our support for innovation and provides examples of innovation we have spoken to customers about. We requested that government and Ofgem are mindful of other industry change programmes, including the review of codes, when considering further changes to retail markets.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on ESO RIIO-2 financial methodology and incentives

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on ESO RIIO-2 financial methodology and incentives

In our response to Ofgem’s consultation, we concentrated on the design of the ESO incentives with two key messages:

  • that the incentives should encourage ESO to work jointly and collaboratively with Elexon for maximum customer benefit.
  • that the incentive reporting should allow us to compare our own code management performance with that of others, including ESO.
View P375 and P376 Request For Information

P375 and P376 Request For Information

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.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem/BEIS consultation on reforming energy industry codes

Elexon’s response to Ofgem/BEIS consultation on reforming energy industry codes

Ofgem and BEIS published their consultation on reforming the energy industry codes in July 2019, and we have published our response.

We continue to strongly support reform of the code arrangements, in particular the objective of consolidation and simplification.

Ofgem and BEIS want to deliver improvements to the codes and code governance arrangements by the mid-2020s and Elexon will support them in doing so.

View P391 Report Phase Consultation

P391 Report Phase Consultation

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.

Listen to our podcast to find out more about the Desktop Audit modification.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme and Retail Code Consolidation: Proposed changes to licences and industry codes

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme and Retail Code Consolidation: Proposed changes to licences and industry codes

Elexon’s response requests further detail on cross-code cooperation and alignment, additional attention to processes, and asks for REC schedules to align with other industry-wide initiatives.  We also highlight the benefits of procuring an end-to-end REC manager service, avoiding handoffs and maintaining consistency with the principle of a ‘Code Manager’.

View Elexon’s response to the Energy Networks Association’s consultation on Flexibility

Elexon’s response to the Energy Networks Association’s consultation on Flexibility

Elexon’s response welcomes the new flexibility commitments from network companies and suggests they attempt to mark progress against these commitments, as well as map them to other initiatives to support flexibility announced over the past year.

View Elexon’s response to Scottish Power Energy Network’s consultation on USEF

Elexon’s response to Scottish Power Energy Network’s consultation on USEF

Elexon’s response highlights a number of crucial interactions between new flexibility and existing market structures and describes a number of initiatives currently underway to improve and facilitate smart and flexible energy systems, including P375, P376 and market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme and Retail Code Consolidation: Proposed changes to licences and industry codes

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme and Retail Code Consolidation: Proposed changes to licences and industry codes

Elexon supports the methodology outlined in the consultation for setting up the REC Manager functions and services. Elexon note that the approach is akin to the BSC set up for the delivery of services by BSC agents.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO’s consultation on Maintaining Non Half- Hourly (NHH) charging arrangements for Measurement Classes F and G

Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO’s consultation on Maintaining Non Half- Hourly (NHH) charging arrangements for Measurement Classes F and G

Elexon’s response agrees that the NHH charging arrangements do need to be extended for HH Elective customers who move into Measurement Class F, in order to avoid double charging. It also notes that it is now possible to separate out demand data for Measurement Classes E, F and G from each other due to P348/349. Measurement Class F and G could be charged under separate methodologies if there is the need or desire to do so from Industry Parties.

View P371 Report Phase Consulataion

P371 Report Phase Consulataion

View P374 Report Phase Consultation

P374 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P383 Report Phase Consultation

P383 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P389 Resolution of Capacity Market and Balancing Mechanism registration conflicts

P389 Resolution of Capacity Market and Balancing Mechanism registration conflicts

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.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on the Network Code on Emergency and Restoration: System Defence and Restoration Plans and terms and conditions amendments

Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on the Network Code on Emergency and Restoration: System Defence and Restoration Plans and terms and conditions amendments

Elexon’s response suggests: a few changes to National Grid ESO’s terms and conditions for Defence Service Providers and Restoration Service Providers; and some amendments to the Plans where they relate to the BSC.

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on All TSOs’ proposal for classification methodology for activation purposes of balancing energy bids pursuant to Article 29(3)

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on All TSOs’ proposal for classification methodology for activation purposes of balancing energy bids pursuant to Article 29(3)

Elexon welcomes and supports the proposed distinction made between balancing energy bids activated for balancing and those for system constraints.

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on All TSOs’ proposal on methodologies for pricing balancing energy and cross-zonal capacity used for the exchange of balancing energy or operating the imbalance netting process

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on All TSOs’ proposal on methodologies for pricing balancing energy and cross-zonal capacity used for the exchange of balancing energy or operating the imbalance netting process

Elexon agrees with the scope of the Pricing Proposal Implementation Framework (PPIF) and welcomes the opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback. However,  we seek clarity on a number of points within the PPIF. 

View P385 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P385 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.

View P388 Report Phase Consultation

P388 Report Phase Consultation

A number of opportunities to simplify and align the P344 ‘Project TERRE’ and P354 ‘Use of ABSVD for non-BM Balancing Services at the metered (MPAN) level’ legal text have been identified. The process for allocating MSID Pair Delivered Volumes to composite MSIDs will be updated to account for both Virtual Lead Party and NETSO inputs. The P344 and P354 processes surrounding the Supplier Volume Allocation Metering System Balancing Services Register will be aligned and simplified.

The Report Phase Consultation closed on 30 July 2019. Two respondents raised concerns that P388 does not take into account balancing actions being provided for regional DNO services, such as voltage support.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on EBGL Article 26: Proposal for Defining and Using Specific Products for balancing energy and balancing capacity

Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on EBGL Article 26: Proposal for Defining and Using Specific Products for balancing energy and balancing capacity

Elexon’s response suggests National Grid ESO emphasises the unique challenges that they face which require continued use of specific products for balancing services and states that the continued use of specific products should not distort the markets for any other products.

View Elexon’s response to DCUSA’s consultation on Removal of Residual Charging for Storage Facilities in the CDCM and EDCM

Elexon’s response to DCUSA’s consultation on Removal of Residual Charging for Storage Facilities in the CDCM and EDCM

Elexon’s response supports the overall intent of the modifications, which is to address concerns raised by Ofgem and BEIS by excluding imports to storage facilities from the calculation of residual DUOS charges. However, we raised concerns with the detail of the proposals:

  • Inconsistencies between the DCUSA proposals and related CUSC modification proposals (i.e. CMP280/281) may result in unintended or perverse outcomes
  • Aspects of the DCUSA proposals could have been explained in more detail

Elexon will continue to support the DCP341/342 workgroup and argue the case for alignment between the DCUSA and CUSC proposals.

View P383 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P383 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.

The Workgroup will review the responses and provide their final views, before submitting the Assessment Report to the Panel on 8 August 2019.

View P374 – Assessment Procedure Consultation

P374 – Assessment Procedure Consultation

This Modification is concerned with providing clarity in regards to BSC compliance with European Balancing Guideline (EBGL) Article 18 terms and conditions related to balancing, with a specific view of the EBGL Amendment process and Article 62 (Derogations).

The Proposed Modification would make clear that any BSC Modification seeking to amend any BSC provisions that constitute the Article 18 terms and conditions related to balancing, once approved by the Authority (i.e. Ofgem) cannot be progressed as Self-Governance. This is due to the EBGL requirement that any amendment to the Article 18 terms and conditions related to balancing must undergo a separate EBGL Amendment process (detailed in Articles 4, 5, 6 and 10) and be given approval by the Authority.

The Proposed Modification would also specifically preclude any BSC provisions constituting EBGL Article 18 terms and conditions related to balancing from being granted a BSC derogation via the BSC Sandbox process. 

The P374 Workgroup agreed to raise an Alternative Modification that is identical to the Proposed, except in that it will not specifically preclude BSC provisions that constitute Article 18 terms and conditions related to balancing from a BSC derogation. Instead the current process would remain, allowing each application to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

View P371 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P371 Assessment Procedure Consultation

The Proposer contends that there is no reason for a different treatment of Reserve products and Non BM Fast Reserve should have been captured already in the calculation of the Imbalance Price via the BSAD and via the Reserve Scarcity Price (RSP) methodology.  This Modification is about Non BM Fast Reserve, however, the implementation of this Modification will remove any potential ambiguity and make it clear to the Electricity System Operator, when developing future Balancing Services and associated systems that all Actions should flow through into the Imbalance Price calculation.

P371 seeks to include the price of Non-Balancing Mechanism (BM) Fast Reserve actions into the calculation of the Imbalance Price. The aim is to correct the calculation of the Imbalance Price; guarantee fair and harmonised treatment of all services which cost should be included; provide greater transparency and, ultimately, ensure National Grid’s compliance with the Balancing Services Adjustment Data Methodology Statement (BSAD).

View Elexon’s response to BEIS consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG): Part B

Elexon’s response to BEIS consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG): Part B

Elexon’s response highlights the lack of a clear requirement to register SEG eligible installations for settlement under the BSC.

We believe that settlement of export under the BSC is key to unlocking the full system benefits of Market-Wide Half-Hourly Settlement, which will result in more accurate settlement and apportionment of costs across the system and enable more innovative supply propositions.

Therefore, we propose that the SEG requirements should explicitly require exports to be metered and settled to receive a SEG tariff. We do not believe the current proposals adequately address this.

View P366 Report Phase Consultation

P366 Report Phase Consultation

P366 will amend how Supplier Charge SP08a is applied to Non Half Hourly non-domestic Meters that are hard-to-read (HTR). It is believed that applying Supplier Charge SP08a to HTR Metering Systems is anti-competitive and limits consumer choice.

View P387 ‘Allowing email communications for the BSC Panel Elections process’

P387 ‘Allowing email communications for the BSC Panel Elections process’

This Modification Proposal aims to amend the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Panel Elections process to allow communications between parties via email as well as other methods to be approved by the BSC Panel on a case-by-case basis.

View P386 Report Phase Consultation

P386 Report Phase Consultation

A number of opportunities to add clarity have been identified within the P344 ‘Project TERRE’ legal text, alongside the correction of manifest errors. This Modification will ensure that the legal text accurately reflects the P344 Workgroup’s intended solution, as approved by the BSC Panel and the Authority and as detailed in the P344 Business Requirements documentation.

View Elexon’s response to the Energy Networks Association’s consultation on the Future Worlds Impact Assessment

Elexon’s response to the Energy Networks Association’s consultation on the Future Worlds Impact Assessment

Elexon’s response highlights the importance of distinguishing trials from enduring market frameworks and highlights a number of implicit assumptions in the analysis that may need to be surfaced and considered.

View P372 Report Phase Consultation

P372 Report Phase Consultation

The Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) is the primary channel for providing operational data relating to Great Britain’s (GB) Electricity Balancing and Settlement arrangements, as well as REMIT and European Transparency Regulation data. 

This Modification proposes to move a selection of Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) reporting items, currently set out in BSC Section V ‘Reporting’, to a new Code Subsidiary Document (CSD). This will remove the need to progress a Modification for future amendments while retaining obligations to provide or report required data remain within the BSC.

BMRS changes, which meet newly established criteria designed to speed up the progression of ‘De-Minimis BMRS Changes’ will not be subject to the normal Change Proposal (CP) consultation and will instead be progressed straight for decision. A 15 Working Day objection window will allow market participants to challenge the application of the criteria.

View P384 Report Phase Consultation

P384 Report Phase Consultation

P384 will ensure balancing information required by the European Electricity Balancing Guideline (EB GL) and the European Transparency Regulation (ETR) is available to Market Participants. It will also ensure the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo) and National Electricity Transmission System Operator (NETSO) remains compliant with this European legislation.

View Elexon’s response to NIC consultation on the Future of Regulation 12 April 2019

Elexon’s response to NIC consultation on the Future of Regulation 12 April 2019

The Government has asked the National Infrastructure Commission to assess what changes might be necessary to the existing regulatory framework to facilitate future investment needs in infrastructure focusing on energy, telecoms and water.

Elexon response includes that:

  • data and easy access to data is key to unlocking the next wave of innovation
  • new regulatory design should seek to avoid further costs from any proliferation of central services and that we believe the recently launched joint BEIS/Ofgem Energy Codes Review is an ideal opportunity to look at these issues
  • consolidating the code governance landscape would be beneficial to innovators
View Elexon’s response to BEIS’s consultation on the enrolment of Secure SMETS1 meters in the Data Communications Company

Elexon’s response to BEIS’s consultation on the enrolment of Secure SMETS1 meters in the Data Communications Company

Elexon’s response states that it is essential that all SMETS variants can have data collected via DCC to realise the full benefit of Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement, and that meters which are unable to be adopted by DCC should be replaced with those that can.

View P366 Assessment Procedure Consulation

P366 Assessment Procedure Consulation

P366 will amend how Supplier Charge SP08a is applied to Non Half Hourly non-domestic Meters that are hard-to-read (HTR). It is believed that applying Supplier Charge SP08a to HTR Metering Systems is anti-competitive and limits consumer choice. 

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the RIIO-2 Sector Methodology

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the RIIO-2 Sector Methodology

Elexon’s response questions whether the ESO Code Administration function should be merged with Elexon to achieve ‘best in class’ standard and suggests ESO incentives should be aligned with collaboration rather than competition. Our response also suggests incentives should fund small scale innovation, and that information sharing is key to achieving whole system outcomes.

View P364 Report Phase Consultation

P364 Report Phase Consultation

P364 will clarify the requirements for configuring and registering Plant and Apparatus in Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units. Specifically where Parties seek to share responsibility for Imports and Export from the same Plant and Apparatus or via the same Boundary Point.

It will also clarify the circumstances and requirements for maintaining BM Unit registration details and seeking to re-register BM Units when the configuration of Plant and Apparatus change

The P363+4 combined Assessment Report was presented to the Panel on 14 MArch 2019. the Panel agreed to amalgamate P363 into P364 and allow P364 to move into the Report Phase. Following amalgamation of P363 and P364, only the P364 page will be updated. The P363 page will not be updated.

View P382 report Phase Consultation

P382 report Phase Consultation

The Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) contains multiple references to European Union (EU) legislation and bodies. Additionally, it also contains text introduced as a result of implementing various EU legislation. Retaining these references and text following the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) withdrawal from the EU without a deal (‘no-deal Brexit’) will mean that the BSC is no longer technically accurate but will remain operable because of the European Union Withdrawal Act 2018.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO’s C16 Annual Review

Elexon’s response to National Grid ESO’s C16 Annual Review

Elexon’s response suggests a number of corrections and clarifications, in particular on the treatment of replacement reserve products and the requirements of generators to provide System Ancillary Services.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem consultation ESO regulatory and incentives framework

Elexon’s response to Ofgem consultation ESO regulatory and incentives framework

Ofgem proposes that the evaluation moves from a ‘per Principle’ evaluation in 2018/19 to a ‘per Role’ evaluation for the 2019/2020 evaluation.

Elexon believe that this move will give more flexibility to the ESO to allocate its resources and expenditure to areas where improvements will be most valuable to consumers.

However, it will also give more flexibility to the ESO to allocate its resources where it is most cost-beneficial to ESO itself, i.e. to the easier or least costly to meet targets within each role.

For that reason we continue to support both ensuring that the overall incentive is addressed to maximise end consumer benefits and that there is transparency in the detail of ESO expenditure as was proposed by Ofgem in its earlier call for input on the 2019-20 ESO regulatory and incentives framework.

View Elexon’s response to the Energy Network Association’s consultation on Phase 3 of the Open Networks Work Programme

Elexon’s response to the Energy Network Association’s consultation on Phase 3 of the Open Networks Work Programme

Elexon’s response highlights the areas of the Open Network Project likely to impact on settlement and sets out the areas of work Elexon should be involved in to maintain consistency between national and local arrangements.

View Elexon’s response to BEIS’s consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

Elexon’s response to BEIS’s consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

Elexon’s response proposes that all export should be metered and settled in order to effectively allocate energy on the system, and highlights potential issues with implementing the SEG, especially in short timescales.

View P372 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P372 Assessment Procedure Consultation

The requirement to raise a Modification to make additions or changes to the data reported via the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS), is contributing to extended timescales for implementing these updates.

P372 aims to simplify the governance arrangements and reduce the timescales for the publication of data on the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS). 

The BSC is constructed in a way that means the burden of governance can be reduced while maintaining appropriate oversight, by taking BMRS changes out of the Modification process and putting them under formal control of the Change Proposal (CP) process.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s Forward Work Programme 2019-21

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s Forward Work Programme 2019-21

Elexon’s response welcomes Ofgem’s Forward Work Programme and indicates the workstreams we are supportive of.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on whole system licence conditions

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on whole system licence conditions

Elexon’s response highlights the importance of a wide definition of whole system, and agrees that licences should contain obligations to consider the whole system.

View P381 Report Phase Consultation

P381 Report Phase Consultation

P381 proposes to remove Section C3.9.1 of the BSC in respect of ‘quarterly reports’. Currently, the quarterly reports are not viewed by market participants, as the information is made readily available in a more timely and accessible manner elsewhere on the BSC Website. Therefore, the current quarterly reports process utilises Elexon resource that could be better used adding greater value for our customers.

 

View P380 Report Phase Consultation

P380 Report Phase Consultation

Modifying the P344 wording of BSC Section Q ‘Balancing Mechanism Activities’ to ensure National Grid ESO’s continued compliance with the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) and the Replacement Reserve Implementation Framework (RRIF).

View Elexon’s response to BEIS’s policy paper on heat networks

Elexon’s response to BEIS’s policy paper on heat networks

Elexon’s response supports the use of heat networks to decarbonise heat in GB and overviews a number of governance and assurance activities that can de-risk the delivery of heat via networks.

View P363 and P364 Assessment Consultation

P363 and P364 Assessment Consultation

Following Elexon’s review of Metering Dispensation the decision was made to raise two separate Modifications, P363 ‘Simplifying the registration of new configurations of BM Units’ and P364 ‘Clarifying requirements for registering and maintaining BM Units’, to address the issues that were found. Separate Modifications were proposed to address the two different defects at hand. It was thought that by keeping the Modifications separate we avoid the possibility of them being dependent on each other when it comes to approval and/or rejection. 

The combined P363/4 Workgroup identified a single solution that will remedy both the P363 and P364 defects. The proposed solution for P363/4 has four elements:

  • Expand BSC Section K ‘Classification and registration of Metering Systems and BM units’ Section 3 criteria for those BM Unit configurations that are deemed to meet the conditions to be registered as a Standard BM Unit;
  • Lay down new criteria for what is considered to be a Standard BM Unit;
  • Change the BSC so that an application to register BM Units must either meet the configuration criteria (bullet one above) or align with the new list of registration criteria (bullet two above) to be considered as a Standard BM Unit; and
  • Removing the need to apply for a Non-Standard BM Unit where the configuration is Standard but there is more than one Party involved.
View Elexon response BEIS Upgrading our Energy System

Elexon response BEIS Upgrading our Energy System

Elexon’S response welcomes the intent of the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan in setting a clear direction for changes in the energy markets and combining a number of the ongoing actions and initiatives that will pave the way for innovation and new services for consumers.

View P378 Modification Consultation

P378 Modification Consultation

We have issued Urgent Modification Proposal P378 ‘ Introduction of a CM Supplier Interim Charge’ for industry consultation, with responses invited 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.

View P370 Report Phase Consultation

P370 Report Phase Consultation

We have issued P370 ‘Allow the Panel to designate non-BSC Parties to raise Modifications’ for Report Phase Consultation,  interested parties were invited to respond 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. 

View P377 Amending Gate Closure references in Market Index Data

P377 Amending Gate Closure references in Market Index Data

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.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme Regulation and Governance

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme Regulation and Governance

Elexon’s response welcomes the innovations in REC of digitalisation,  consolidation and new code governance models and makes a number of proposals and recommendations on the corporate and operational governance of the REC Manager based on our experience of managing codes.

View P370 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P370 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s Outline Business Case on Market-wide Settlement Reform

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s Outline Business Case on Market-wide Settlement Reform

Elexon’s response highlights the benefits to consumers and small-scale generators of settling exports, and how simplifying settlement will encourage new entrants and innovators into the electricity market.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s open letter on the Five Year Review of the Capacity Market Rules

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s open letter on the Five Year Review of the Capacity Market Rules

Elexon’s response suggests that industry should have greater participation in rules development and that coordination of rules changes with industry Codes could be achieved by expanding Code Administrator roles or by introducing industry workgroups to Capacity Market Rules changes.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on getting more out of our electricity networks by reforming access and forward looking charging arrangements

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on getting more out of our electricity networks by reforming access and forward looking charging arrangements

Elexon’s response advocates a holistic review of arrangements to ensure coordination across industry initiatives and highlights the importance of the BSC and central systems in delivering the data required by network charging.

View Elexon’s response to Energy Network Association’s consultation on Future Worlds

Elexon’s response to Energy Network Association’s consultation on Future Worlds

Elexon’s response highlights the importance of consistency and transparency of market arrangements for flexibility and suggests that leveraging existing market structures could deliver the soonest benefits to end customers. We also outline our view of requirements for neutral market facilitation.

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on the proposal to further specify and harmonise imbalance settlement

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on the proposal to further specify and harmonise imbalance settlement

Elexon’s response highlights impacts of the proposals on the current imbalance settlement arrangements in GB and requests further clarity on the inclusion of locally activated volumes in imbalance price calculations and by what mechanism non-main components could be used in imbalance price calculation.

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s Annual Work Programme 2019

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s Annual Work Programme 2019

Elexon’s response views ENTSO-E’s highest priority as the implementation of European Network Codes. We also highlight the importance of wider stakeholder engagement, and harmonisation between internal ENTSO-E workstreams to ensure coordinated decision making.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on access to Half Hourly Data for Settlement purposes

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on access to Half Hourly Data for Settlement purposes

Elexon’s response outlines our view that Half-Hourly data for settlement purposes should be mandatory, in order to ensure more accurate and simpler settlement, as well as to enable innovation. We believe this would deliver the greatest benefits to the UK economy and to end consumers.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on CMP285 ‘CUSC Governance Reform – Levelling the Playing Field’

Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on CMP285 ‘CUSC Governance Reform – Levelling the Playing Field’

Elexon’s response highlights differences between BSC Panel governance, current CUSC Panel governance and proposed CUSC Panel governance, and provides views on alternates, engagement with Panels and on National Grid Panel members.

View Elexon’s response to BEIS’s consultation on the future of small scale, low-carbon generation

Elexon’s response to BEIS’s consultation on the future of small scale, low-carbon generation

Elexon’s response highlighted the problem of visibility of assets for system balancing, and the potential cross-subsidy caused by Group Correction. We proposed that settlement of import and export should be on a half-hourly metered basis and that this will facilitate innovation in time of use tariffs as well as properly value embedded generation.

View Elexon’s thoughts on Ofgem’s working paper on Electricity System Operator Performance Panel

Elexon’s thoughts on Ofgem’s working paper on Electricity System Operator Performance Panel

Elexon’s response highlighted the potential interest of suppliers and independent aggregators in providing representatives to the Panel. We also highlighted the reliance of Elexon on ESO for the provision of data and information and the importance of ESO support when working together on Modifications to the BSC.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme: Proposed modifications to regulation and governance

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Switching Programme: Proposed modifications to regulation and governance

Elexon’s response agrees with Ofgem’s intent for the Retail Energy Code (REC) to be a best-in-class code and highlighted the importance of early appointment of the REC manager, establishing an effective RECCo board and panel, and clarifying the accountability between REC manager and REC panel.

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on Project MARI Implementation Framework

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on Project MARI Implementation Framework

Elexon’s response reiterated our role as a trusted partner of ENTSO-E, highlighted the importance of engagement and coordination with Elexon on MARI developments, and stressed the importance of developing in cooperation with Project TERRE

View Elexon’s response to the National Audit Office’s study on smart meters

Elexon’s response to the National Audit Office’s study on smart meters

Elexon’s response highlights the importance of the Half-Hourly Settlement programme to unlock the benefits of smart meters and highlights that smart grids should be included in the cost-benefit analysis.

View P369 Report Phase Consultation

P369 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View Elexon’s response to BEIS’s Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets

Elexon’s response to BEIS’s Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets

Elexon’s response highlights our work on Market-wide Half-hourly Settlement and the benefits that smart meters can bring to consumer markets. It also highlights the work we do to support and enable innovation.

View P361 Report Phase Consultation

P361 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P362 Report Phase Consultation

P362 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P368 Report Phase Consultation

P368 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View Elexon’s response to BEIS’s consultation on proposals regarding smart appliances

Elexon’s response to BEIS’s consultation on proposals regarding smart appliances

Elexon’s response highlights the efficiencies of a single central data collection and settlement function to ensure smart appliances interoperability, and the importance of the smart meter rollout and the market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement programme for unlocking the benefits of smart appliances.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on terms and conditions for balancing

Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on terms and conditions for balancing

Elexon’s response agrees with National Grid’s approach to determining terms and conditions for balancing, and makes a number of comments on the mapping of Electricity Balancing Guideline Article 18 requirements to the BSC.

View Elexon’s response to WPD’s consultation on Signposting System Needs

Elexon’s response to WPD’s consultation on Signposting System Needs

Elexon’s response highlights the importance of a consistent approach to signposting system needs across different distribution regions and highlights the success of the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service as a single source of market information.

View P367 Report Phase Consultation

P367 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P359 Report Phase Consultation

P359 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P344 Report Phase Consultation

P344 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P362 second Assessment Procedure Consultation

P362 second Assessment Procedure Consultation

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

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the RIIO-2 Framework

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the RIIO-2 Framework

Elexon’s response to the Ofgem consultation on the RIIO2 framework highlights the potential for Elexon to perform customer engagement group administration functions and questions the applicability of price controls to all ESO functions

View Elexon’s response to SSE Networks/EA Technology’s consultation on an interim solution for managed electric vehicle charging

Elexon’s response to SSE Networks/EA Technology’s consultation on an interim solution for managed electric vehicle charging

Elexon’s response to SSE Networks and EA Technology’s consultation on distribution network management of smart electric vehicle charging highlights the importance of market-based solutions for flexibility services and outlines considerations drawn from our experience of helping innovative electric vehicle charging solutions understand the market.

View Elexon’s response to Energy UK’s consultation on Acceptable Smart Charging Standards

Elexon’s response to Energy UK’s consultation on Acceptable Smart Charging Standards

Elexon’s response to Energy UK’s consultation on Acceptable Smart Charging Standards. Our response highlights the work we have been doing to support innovative charging solutions and outlines uncertainties around existing interoperability and regulatory requirements.

View P361 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P361 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on Replacement Reserves Implementation Framework

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on Replacement Reserves Implementation Framework

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on the Replacement Reserves Implementation Framework for Project TERRE. Our response seeks clarification on a number of points, highlights concerns on the timeline for finalising the definition of gate closure time and requests provisions allowing for Elexon representation on expert groups.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s analysis on preparing for EU exit

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s analysis on preparing for EU exit

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s analysis of code and licence changes that may be needed for EU exit broadly agrees with Ofgem’s analysis and makes some points of clarification.

View Elexon’s response to draft ESO reporting and incentives guidance

Elexon’s response to draft ESO reporting and incentives guidance

Elexon’s response to draft guidance on reporting and incentive arrangements for the Electricity System Operator. We question whether it is appropriate to pay the ESO to reach best-in-class standards of code administration and provide a number of suggestions for the Performance Panel.

View P362 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P362 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.

View P359 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P359 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.
View Elexon’s response to National Grid’s 2018 consultation on changes to its ABSVD Methodology

Elexon’s response to National Grid’s 2018 consultation on changes to its ABSVD Methodology

This is Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation ‘Proposed revisions to the Applicable Balancing Services Volume Data Methodology’. This formed part of National Grid’s annual consultation on its C16 licence statements.

View P356 Report Phase Consultation

P356 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s Forward Work Programme 2018-2019

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s Forward Work Programme 2018-2019

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation notes observations on several of the workstreams under two of four Key Priorities: Priority 1 – Enabling a better functioning retail market; and Priority 2 – Facilitating change in the energy system

View P356 Report Phase Consultation

P356 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P365 Report Phase Consultation

P365 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P354 – Report Phase Consultation

P354 – Report Phase Consultation

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.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s ‘minded to’ assignments of TSO obligations under the European Electricity Balancing Guideline

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s ‘minded to’ assignments of TSO obligations under the European Electricity Balancing Guideline

This is Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s ‘minded to’ assignments, in particular to clarify our respective obligations where there are dual assignments to both Elexon and National Grid.

View Elexon’s response to Energy Network Association’s consultation on the Electricity Network Innovation Strategy

Elexon’s response to Energy Network Association’s consultation on the Electricity Network Innovation Strategy

This is Elexon’s response to the ENA on a Joint Electricity Network Innovation Strategy for the six electricity Distribution Network Operators, three electricity Transmission Operators and the electricity System Operator.

View P354 – Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

P354 – Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.
View P344 Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

P344 Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

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).

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s first consultation on Project MARI

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s first consultation on Project MARI

This is Elexon’s response to the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) on its first public consultation for European Project MARI (Manually Activated Reserves Initiative).

View Elexon’s response to BEIS’s targeted consultation on assignment of certain tasks to Elexon

Elexon’s response to BEIS’s targeted consultation on assignment of certain tasks to Elexon

This is Elexon’s response to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on assigning certain tasks, set out in the European Electricity Balancing Guideline, to Elexon.

View Elexon’s response to ACER’s consultation on revisions to REMIT reporting formats

Elexon’s response to ACER’s consultation on revisions to REMIT reporting formats

This is Elexon’s response to the Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) on its consultation: ‘The revision of electronic formats for reporting under the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency (REMIT)’.

View P354 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P354 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.

View P356 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P356 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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

View Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on the regulatory and incentives framework for the future Electricity System Operator

Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation on the regulatory and incentives framework for the future Electricity System Operator

This is Elexon’s response to National Grid’s consultation ‘The future of the Electricity System Operator: Viewpoint on the regulatory and incentives framework’.

View P358 Report Phase Consultation

P358 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P357 Report Phase Consultation

P357 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s draft Work Programme

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s draft Work Programme

Elexon’s response gives some specific examples of where ENTSO-E could help us and industry through increased engagement with stakeholders.

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on the design of TERRE and RR Harmonised Balancing Area

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s consultation on the design of TERRE and RR Harmonised Balancing Area

Responses to the consultation had to be in a set format loaded into a web interface on the ENTSO-E website.
This document was used to develop the Elexon response in the format required and represents the submission made. We did not answer all the consultation questions. Only the questions to which Elexon made a response are listed within the response document.

View P332 Data Request

P332 Data Request

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.

View Elexon’s response to the ENTSO-E survey on standard balancing products

Elexon’s response to the ENTSO-E survey on standard balancing products

This is Elexon’s response to the survey from the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) on standard (harmonised) balancing products under the European Energy Balancing Guideline.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review consultation

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review consultation

This is Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on undertaking a Targeted Charging Review, potentially through a Significant Code Review.

View P349 Report Phase Consultation

P349 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P349 ‘Facilitating Embedded Generation Triad Avoidance Standstill’.

 

View P348 Report Phase Consultation

P348 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P348 ‘Provision of gross BM Unit data for TNUoS charging’.

View Elexon’s response to the second consultation on DCUSA Change Proposal 268 – ‘DUoS Charging Using HH Settlement Data’

Elexon’s response to the second consultation on DCUSA Change Proposal 268 – ‘DUoS Charging Using HH Settlement Data’

This is Elexon’s response to the second consultation on DCP268. This CP seeks to facilitate a transition to Half Hourly (HH) Settlement for Non Half Hourly customers by moving to a time band charging basis, based on the HH (profiled) data used in Settlement.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on future arrangements for the electricity system operator: its role and structure and the regulatory and incentives framework

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on future arrangements for the electricity system operator: its role and structure and the regulatory and incentives framework

This is Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on future arrangements for the electricity system operator: its role and structure and the regulatory and incentives framework.

View P344 First Assessment Procedure Consultation

P344 First Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the first Industry Consultation period for BSC Modification P344 ‘Project TERRE implementation into GB market arrangements’.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultations on its Forward Work Programme & Simplification Plan 2017/18

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultations on its Forward Work Programme & Simplification Plan 2017/18

This is Elexon’s response to the following two consultations:

Ofgem’s consultation on its draft Forward Work Programme for 2017/18

Ofgem’s consultation on its Simplification Plan for 2017/18

Both consultations closed on 15 February 2017.

View P349 ‘Facilitating Embedded Generation Triad Avoidance Standstill’

P349 ‘Facilitating Embedded Generation Triad Avoidance Standstill’

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P349 ‘Facilitating Embedded Generation Triad Avoidance Standstill’.

View P348 ‘Provision of gross BM Unit data for TNUoS charging’

P348 ‘Provision of gross BM Unit data for TNUoS charging’

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P348 ‘Provision of gross BMM Unit data for TNUoS charging’.

View Elexon’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s Report on the Impact of Technological Change on Future Infrastructure Supply and Demand

Elexon’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s Report on the Impact of Technological Change on Future Infrastructure Supply and Demand

This is Elexon’s response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s Report on the Impact of Technological Change on Future Infrastructure Supply and Demand.

View Industry Code Governance: Initial consultation on implementing the Competition and Markets Authority’s recommendations

Industry Code Governance: Initial consultation on implementing the Competition and Markets Authority’s recommendations

These are Elexon and the BSC Panel‘s responses to Ofgem’s first consultation on implementing the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) recommendations for industry code governance. This consultation seeks views on what the scope of the new regulatory framework should be and how we should transition to it. It also sets out initial proposals for our strategic direction for codes, the consultative board and the licensing of code managers.

View Elexon’s response to DCUSA Change Proposal 282 – ‘Embedded Distribution Network Operator (EDNO) UMSO’

Elexon’s response to DCUSA Change Proposal 282 – ‘Embedded Distribution Network Operator (EDNO) UMSO’

This is Elexon’s response to DCP282. The CP intends to facilitate management/trading of Unmetered Supplies (UMS) apparatus connected to EDNO networks via the ‘host’ Distributor’s UMS Operator (UMSO) service on one combined inventory, where requested by the customer.

View Elexon’s response to the BEIS/Ofgem call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system

Elexon’s response to the BEIS/Ofgem call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system

This is Elexon’s response to the joint BEIS/Ofgem call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system. BEIS/Ofgem have considered a range of options including:

  • removing barriers to energy storage and Demand Side Response
  • improving price signals to allow more flexibility
  • catalysing innovation, so that new solutions can emerge and compete in the market
  • assessing changes to roles and responsibilities in the energy system
View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on mandatory half-hourly settlement: aims and timetable for reform

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on mandatory half-hourly settlement: aims and timetable for reform

This is Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on its plan for moving to mandatory Half Hourly Settlement. The consultation seeks views on the aim of the reforms, timing considerations, the regulatory interventions to consider before implementing Half Hourly Settlement, and who should design and approve such interventions.

View P351 Report Phase Consultation

P351 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P351‘Align the BSC with changes to the SCR requirements’

View P342 Report Phase Consultation

P342 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P342 ‘Change to Gate Closure for Energy Contract Volume Notifications’.

View Elexon’s response to code administrators’ performance survey questionnaire

Elexon’s response to code administrators’ performance survey questionnaire

This is Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the code administrators’ performance survey questionnaire. The survey will be undertaken by an independent third party. The consultation seeks views on the scope and content of the survey.

View P339 Report Phase Consultation

P339 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P347 – Report Phase Consultation

P347 – Report Phase Consultation

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

View Elexon’s response to the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation (ECOES/DES) Order 2016

Elexon’s response to the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation (ECOES/DES) Order 2016

This is Elexon’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on its draft Order to deliver its ECOES/DES remedy. The remedy forms part of the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation conclusions.

View Elexon’s response to the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation (Electricity Transmission Losses) Order 2016

Elexon’s response to the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation (Electricity Transmission Losses) Order 2016

This is Elexon’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on its draft Order to deliver its locational transmission losses remedy. The remedy forms part of the CMA’s Energy Market Investigation conclusions.

View P351 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P351 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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

View Elexon’s response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on ultra low emission vehicles measures for inclusion in the Modern Transport Bill

Elexon’s response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on ultra low emission vehicles measures for inclusion in the Modern Transport Bill

This is Elexon’s response to the Department for Transport’s consultation, which includes questions on facilitating widespread smart charging capability for electric vehicles.

View P350 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P350 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P350 ‘Introduction of a seasonal Zonal Transmission Losses scheme’.

View P346 Report Phase Consultation

P346 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P346 ‘Changes to the BSC Specified Charges to facilitate Elective HH settlement’

View P343 Report Phase Consultation

P343 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P343 ‘Increase to the number of Supplier IDs that can be held by a Supplier’.

View Elexon’s response to the Energy & Climate Change Committee’s inquiry on Leaving the EU: implications for UK energy policy

Elexon’s response to the Energy & Climate Change Committee’s inquiry on Leaving the EU: implications for UK energy policy

You can find a copy of Elexon’s response to this inquiry on the Select Committee’s website (http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/energy-and-climate-change-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/eu-energy-16-17/publications/).

View P339 ‘Introduction of new Consumption Component Classes for Measurement

P339 ‘Introduction of new Consumption Component Classes for Measurement

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

View P350 Industry Impact Assessment

P350 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the Industry Impact Assessment for P350 ‘Introduction of a seasonal Zonal Transmission Losses scheme’.

View P346 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P346 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the industry Assessment Procedure Consultation for P346 ‘Changes to BSC Specific Charges for Elective Half Hourly Settlement’

View Elexon’s response to CUSC Modification Proposals 264 & 265

Elexon’s response to CUSC Modification Proposals 264 & 265

This is Elexon’s response to CMP264 ‘Embedded Generation Triad Avoidance Standstill’ and CMP265 ‘Gross charging of TNUoS for HH demand where Embedded Generation is in the Capacity Market’. These proposals interact with BSC Modifications P348 ‘Provision of gross BM Unit data for TNUoS charging’ and P349 ‘Facilitating Embedded Generation Triad Avoidance Standstill’.

 

View P343 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P343 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P343 ‘Increase to the number of Supplier IDs that can be held by a Supplier’

View P324 Report Phase Consultation

P324 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P324 ‘Review of BSCCo’s governance: introducing improved accountability to BSC Parties’.

View P348 & P349 Assessment Procedure Consultations

P348 & P349 Assessment Procedure Consultations

These are the Assessment Procedure Consultations for P348 ‘Provision of gross BM Unit data for TNUoS charging‘ and P349 ‘Facilitating Embedded Generation Triad Avoidance Standstill’.

View Elexon’s response to the ENA Teleswitch Consultation

Elexon’s response to the ENA Teleswitch Consultation

Elexon’s response to the Energy Networks Association (ENA) consultation on the possible extension of the Radio Teleswitch Broadcast system from 1 January 2018.

View P324 Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

P324 Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the second Assessment Procedure Consultation for P324 ‘Review of BSCCo’s governance: introducing improved accountability to BSC Parties’.

View P333 Report Phase Consultation

P333 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P333 ‘Inclusion of DSBR volumes into the cashout price in time for publication after the end of the Settlement Period’.

Documents

View P335 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P335 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P335 ‘Inclusion of Non-BM STOR costs and volumes in the indicative cashout price’.

View Elexon’s response to DCUSA Change Proposal DCP268 – DUoS Charging Using HH settlement data

Elexon’s response to DCUSA Change Proposal DCP268 – DUoS Charging Using HH settlement data

This is Elexon’s response to DCUSA Change Proposal DCP268. The intent of this proposal is to facilitate a transition to Half Hourly (HH) Settlement for Non Half Hourly (NHH) customers by moving to a time band charging basis, based on the HH (profiled) data used in Settlement.

View Elexon’s response to GC0048: Requirements for Generators – GB Banding Thresholds

Elexon’s response to GC0048: Requirements for Generators – GB Banding Thresholds

This is Elexon’s response to the Grid Code’s consultation on GC0048. This proposal seeks to modify the Grid Code and Distribution Code by setting generator ‘banding thresholds’ as required in the European Network Code ‘Requirements for Generators’.

View Elexon’s response to Code Governance Review (Phase 3) Final Proposals – statutory consultation on licence modifications

Elexon’s response to Code Governance Review (Phase 3) Final Proposals – statutory consultation on licence modifications

This is Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s statutory consultation on the proposed licence amendments required to implement an extended Significant Code Review (SCR) process. These proposals have arisen from Ofgem’s third review of industry code governance.

View P324 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P324 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P324 ‘Review of BSCCo’s governance: introducing improved accountability to BSC Parties’.

View Elexon’s response to All European TSO consultation on the European Intraday Cross Zonal Gate Closure

Elexon’s response to All European TSO consultation on the European Intraday Cross Zonal Gate Closure

Elexon’s observations on the proposed European Intraday Cross Zonal Gate Closure Time of one hour.  This Gate Closure Time sets the end of Intraday trading, and,  as a consequence of the current drafting of the Guideline on Electricity Balancing, also the earliest start time for balancing markets .

View P333 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P333 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P333 ‘Inclusion of DSBR volumes into the cashout price in time for publication after the end of the Settlement Period’.

View Further information for the CMA on Elexon’s governance

Further information for the CMA on Elexon’s governance

On 26 April 2016, Elexon met with the CMA to discuss our response to the CMA’s proposed remedy on zonal transmission losses. During the meeting, we clarified the respective roles of Elexon and National Grid under the BSC. The CMA asked us to follow this up by providing further information on Elexon’s governance.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem proposals for code administration reporting metrics and performance surveys

Elexon’s response to Ofgem proposals for code administration reporting metrics and performance surveys

This is Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on code administration reporting metrics and performance surveys in which Ofgem proposes revised metrics and a centrally commissioned survey to monitor code administrator performance. These proposals have arisen from Ofgem’s third review of industry code governance.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Code Governance Review

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on Code Governance Review

This is Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the proposed licence amendments required to implement an extended Significant Code Review (SCR) process. These proposals have arisen from Ofgem’s third review of industry code governance.

View Elexon’s response to CMA’s Provisional Decision on Remedies

Elexon’s response to CMA’s Provisional Decision on Remedies

On 10 March 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published a summary of its Provisional Decision on Remedies arising from the energy market investigation. The full report was published on 17 March 2016, inviting comments. We have considered the CMA’s proposals and set out our views in relation to those areas that particularly impact Elexon and the BSC.

View Response to TERRE TSOs’ consultation on the design of TERRE

Response to TERRE TSOs’ consultation on the design of TERRE

Project TERRE (Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange) is an advance implementation project that forms part of the implementation of the European Network Code on Electricity Balancing.  These are Elexon’s comments on the TERRE high level design.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the future of retail market regulation

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on the future of retail market regulation

Ofgem has proposed a move to principle-based regulation. While this consultation is focused on supply licences, Ofgem intends to consider the applicability of the proposed approach to other parts of the market at a later time and has welcomed early views from stakeholders on this potentially wider scope.

View P336 Report Phase Consultation

P336 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P336 ‘Fuel types on the BMRS’.

View P326 Report Phase Consultation

P326 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P326 ‘Introduction of a non-Working Day adjustment to the Credit Cover Percentage calculation’.

View P337 Report Phase Consultation

P337 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P337 ‘Extension to the payment timescales for Quarter Date Advice Notes below the Advice Note Threshold Limit’.

View Elexon’s response to National Grid’s C16 consultation

Elexon’s response to National Grid’s C16 consultation

We have only responded to questions that have a direct bearing on the BSC arrangements, mainly, the BSAD Methodology Statement and SMAF Methodology Statement. This response reflects the views of Elexon Ltd only, it does not represent the views of the BSC Panel, any of its sub-committees or BSC Parties.

View P329 Report Phase Consultation

P329 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P329 ‘Changes to REMIT inside information reporting’.

View P330 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P330 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P330 ‘Allowing Elexon to tender for the Uniform Network Code Gas Performance Assurance Framework Administrator (PAFA) role’.

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s annual stakeholder satisfaction survey

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s annual stakeholder satisfaction survey

Our response highlights the need for ever closer and more frequent engagement by ENTSO-E and the Transmisson System Operators (TSOs) with stakeholders as the European Network Codes enter the implementation phase.

View Elexon’s reponse to Ofgem’s letter on Half Hourly Settlement

Elexon’s reponse to Ofgem’s letter on Half Hourly Settlement

Elexon believes Half Hourly Settlement is needed to unlock the potential benefits of smart meters, demand side flexibility and new technology. Our response below explains these benefits in detail.

View P331

P331

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P331 ‘Extended Dispute Deadline at the Post-Final Settlement Run under exceptional circumstances’

View Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s Cost Benefit Analysis

Elexon’s response to ENTSO-E’s Cost Benefit Analysis

Elexon response to ENTSO-E’s Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) for a shorter Imbalance Settlement Period (ISP) duration.

View Elexon’s response to National Infrastructure Commission call for evidence

Elexon’s response to National Infrastructure Commission call for evidence

In November 2015 the National Infrastructure Commission issued a consultation on how changes to existing market frameworks, increased interconnection and new technologies in demand-side management (DSM) and energy storage can better balance supply and demand.

This is Elexon’s view on new market arrangements needed to unlock the benefits of new technology and innovation.

View Estimated implementation costs and timescales: locational transmission losses

Estimated implementation costs and timescales: locational transmission losses

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its provisional findings and notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA held a round table session on 15 December 2015 to discuss the assessment of remedy 1, specifically a new cost-benefit analysis for the introduction of pricing for losses.

At this meeting, the CMA invited Elexon to provide insight into the cost and timescale implications of differing solutions based on previous BSC Modifications which have contemplated losses.

View P329 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P329 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P329 ‘Changes to REMIT inside information reporting’.

View Elexon’s response to the CMA’s notice regarding assessment methodology for losses remedy

Elexon’s response to the CMA’s notice regarding assessment methodology for losses remedy

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA subsequently invited feedback on the methodology and scenarios that would be used in assessing remedy 1, specifically a new cost-benefit analysis for the introduction of pricing for losses.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on its initial proposals for phase 3 of the Code Governance Review

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on its initial proposals for phase 3 of the Code Governance Review

Ofgem issued an open letter concerning a further review of code governance in May 2015. Ofgem subsequently set out its initial proposals in October 2015. Ofgem’s proposals are aimed at ensuring the code governance arrangements are fit-for-purpose for a changing industry in light of the increasing pace, volume and complexity of change planned in the coming years.

View P326 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P326 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P326 ‘Introduction of a non-Working Day adjustment to the Credit Cover Percentage calculation’.

View Elexon’s response to the CMA’s request for supplementary information on Time of Use Tariffs and Non Half Hourly Profiling

Elexon’s response to the CMA’s request for supplementary information on Time of Use Tariffs and Non Half Hourly Profiling

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA subsequently requested that Elexon provide additional information in relation to Time of Use Tariffs and Non Half Hourly Profiling.

View Elexon’s response to the CMA’s request for information on Code Governance

Elexon’s response to the CMA’s request for information on Code Governance

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA subsequently requested that Elexon provide additional information in relation to industry code governance.

View Elexon’s response to CMA’s request for information on the costs of Half Hourly Settlement on Profiles 1-4

Elexon’s response to CMA’s request for information on the costs of Half Hourly Settlement on Profiles 1-4

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. The CMA subsequently requested that Elexon provide additional information in relation to the costs associated with Half Hourly settlement for Metering Systems in Profile Classes 1-4.

View P326 Industry Impact Assessment

P326 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the Industry Impact Assessment for P326 ‘Introduction of a non-Working Day adjustment to the Credit Cover Percentage calculation’.

View Elexon’s response to the CMA’s notice regarding assessment methodology for losses remedy

Elexon’s response to the CMA’s notice regarding assessment methodology for losses remedy

On 7 July 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its Provisional Findings and Notice of possible remedies for the energy market investigation. To assess the merits of remedy one, the CMA intends to carry out a new cost-benefit analysis for the introduction of losses-pricing and invited views on its proposed approach.

View Cutting Red tape Energy review: Elexon comments

Cutting Red tape Energy review: Elexon comments

Launched in July 2015, Cutting Red Tape is a cross-Whitehall programme led by a small central team across Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This programme includes several sector-based reviews such as Energy where it looks at barriers to growth and productivity . The review will scrutinise existing regulations (and the way they are enforced and implemented) and seek to remove unnecessary burdens on business while maintaining necessary protections.

View P318 Report Phase Consultation

P318 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P318 ‘Change of Party ID/Company Number Through Enabling Assignment’.

View P321 Report Phase Consultation

P321 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P321 ‘Publication of Trading Unit Delivery Mode’.

View P315 Report Phase Consultation

P315 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P315 ‘Publication of Gross Supplier Market Share Data’

View Elexon’s response to the CMA’s provisional findings report and notice of possible remedies

Elexon’s response to the CMA’s provisional findings report and notice of possible remedies

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) started its investigation into the energy market in Great Britain in summer 2014. This is Elexon’s response to the CMA’s provisional findings report and notice of possible remedies which were published on 7 July 2015.

View P308 – Industry Consultation on Potential Solutions

P308 – Industry Consultation on Potential Solutions

This is an Industry Consultation on the potential solutions for P308 ‘Alternative security product for securing credit under the BSC’.

View P323 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P323 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P323 ‘Enabling inclusion and treatment of SBR in the Imbalance Price’.

View P320 Report Phase Consultation

P320 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P321 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P321 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P321 ‘Publication of Trading Unit Delivery Mode’.

View P318 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P318 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P318 ‘Change of Party ID/Company Number Through Enabling Assignment’.

View P315 Assessment Procedure Consultation v3.0

P315 Assessment Procedure Consultation v3.0

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.

View Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on a potential further review of industry code governance

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on a potential further review of industry code governance

Ofgem reviewed industry code governance in 2010 and  2013. However, with the anticipated scale of change required in the coming years, Ofgem has concerns that the arrangements may not be operating in the best interests of consumers. Ofgem believes it is timely to review the reforms it previously implemented and potentially introduce further reforms.

View Elexon Chairman’s letter to ACER and ENTSO-E

Elexon Chairman’s letter to ACER and ENTSO-E

Letter from Michael Gibbons, Elexon Chairman regarding effective stakeholder engagement in implementation of the Network Code on Electricity Balancing.

View P322 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P322 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Consultation for P322 ‘Revised Implementation Arrangements for Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile Classes 5-8’

View CP1434 Request for Information

CP1434 Request for Information

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.

View P315 Assessment Procedure Consultation v2.0

P315 Assessment Procedure Consultation v2.0

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.

View ENTSO-E consultation on the methodology for Cost Benefit Analysis

ENTSO-E consultation on the methodology for Cost Benefit Analysis

ENTSO-E consultation on the methodology for Cost Benefit Analysis including a scoping paper on Imbalance Settlement Period harmonisation.

View Elexon response to CMA paper on gas and electricity settlement and metering

Elexon response to CMA paper on gas and electricity settlement and metering

Elexon’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) paper on gas and electricity settlement and metering, as part of the CMA’s energy market investigation.

View P319 Report Phase Consultation

P319 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P319 ‘Removal of annual RMP review from PAF’.

View P302 Report Phase Consultation

P302 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P302 ‘Improve the Change of Supplier Meter read and Settlement process for smart Meters’

View P317 Report Phase Consultation

P317 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P317 ‘Changes to the Unmetered Supplies obligations in the BSC’.

View P272 Extension Request Consultation

P272 Extension Request Consultation

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.

View P305 and P316 Report Phase Consultations

P305 and P316 Report Phase Consultations

These are the Report Phase Consultations for related Modifications P305 ‘Electricity Balancing Significant Code Review Developments’ and P316 ‘Introduction of a single marginal cash-out price’.

View P315 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P315 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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

View P309 Report Phase Consultation

P309 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P309 ‘Facility to enable BSC Parties to select either replacement contract notifications or additional contract notifications’.

View P302 Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

P302 Second Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Second Assessment Procedure Consultation for P302 ‘‘Improve the Change of Supplier Meter read and Settlement process for smart Meters’

View P305 and P316 Assessment Procedure Consultations

P305 and P316 Assessment Procedure Consultations

These are the Assessment Procedure Consultations for related Modifications P305 ‘Electricity Balancing Significant Code Review Developments’ and P316 ‘Introduction of a single marginal cash-out price’.

View P310 Report Phase Consultation

P310 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P310 ‘Revised Credit Cover for Exporting Supplier BM Units’.

View ENTSO-E consultation on the draft European Network Code on Emergency and Restoration

ENTSO-E consultation on the draft European Network Code on Emergency and Restoration

Elexon’s response to the above ENTSO-E consultation. The response is submitted in an excel format as required by ENTSO-E.  If you have any questions, please email Steve Wilkin.

View P315 Impact Assessment Consultation

P315 Impact Assessment Consultation

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.

View P307 Report Phase Consultation

P307 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P307 ‘Amendments to Credit Default arrangements’.

View P272 Implementation Plan Questionnaire Consultation

P272 Implementation Plan Questionnaire Consultation

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.

View Elexon’s comments on its role under the Electricity Balancing Network Code

Elexon’s comments on its role under the Electricity Balancing Network Code

Although not formally being consulted upon, the latest draft of the European Electricity Balancing Network Code was published by ENTSO-E on 16 September 2014.  Elexon has sent a letter to Ofgem regarding this latest draft which is published here.

View P310 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P310 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P310 ‘Revised Credit Cover for Exporting Supplier BM Units’. 

View P309 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P309 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P309 ‘Facility to enable BSC Parties to select either replacement contract notifications or additional contract notifications’.

View P314 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P314 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P314 ‘Reduction in PAR from 500MWh to 250MWh’.

Due to the Urgent status of P314 there will be no Report Phase consultation; this is your only opportunity to respond.

View P307 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P307 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P307 ‘Amendments to Credit Default arrangements’.

View P306 Report Phase Consultation

P306 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P306 ‘Expanding the definition of a ‘Letter of Credit’ to include regulated insurance companies’.

View P304 Report Phase Consultation

P304 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P304 ‘ Reduction in PAR from 500MWh to 250MWh’.

View P303 – Report Phase Consultation

P303 – Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for Modification P303 ‘Amendments to Provisions for BSCCo Directors’

View P305 Industry Impact Assessment

P305 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the industry Impact Assessment for P305 ‘Electricity Balancing Significant Code Review Developments’.

View P300 Report Phase Consultation

P300 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for Modification P300 ‘Introduction of new Measurement Classes to support Half Hourly DCUSA Tariff Changes (DCP179)’

View Ofgem’s consultation on reliable next day switching

Ofgem’s consultation on reliable next day switching

Elexon’s response to the Ofgem consultation “Moving to reliable next-day switching”

View P272 Implementation Date Consultation

P272 Implementation Date Consultation

This is the consultation on a revised proposed Implementation Date for P272 ‘‘Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile Classes 5-8’.

View P304 Assessment Consultation

P304 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Consultation for P304 ‘Reduction in PAR from 500MWh to 250MWh’.

View P303 Assessment Consultation

P303 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Consultation for P303 ‘Amendments to the provisions for BSCCo Directors’.

View P306 Assessment Consultation

P306 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Consultation for P306 ‘Expanding the Definition of a ‘Letter of Credit’ to include regulated insurance companies’.

View P302 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P302 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P302 ‘Improve the Change of Supplier Meter read and Settlement process for smart Meters’.

View Second DCUSA consultation on DCP 179

Second DCUSA consultation on DCP 179

Elexon’s response to the above DCUSA consultation.

View P300 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P300 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P300 ‘Introduction of new Measurement Classes to support Half Hourly DCUSA Tariff Changes (DCP179)’

View Ofgem’s consultation on a proposal to make a Market Investigation Reference in respect of the supply and acquisition of energy in Great Britain

Ofgem’s consultation on a proposal to make a Market Investigation Reference in respect of the supply and acquisition of energy in Great Britain

Elexon’s response to consultation on a proposal to make a Market Investigation Reference in respect of the supply and acquisition of energy in Great Britain

View P300 Industry Impact Assessment

P300 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the Industry Impact Assessment Consultation for P300 ‘Introduction of new Measurement Classes to support Half Hourly DCUSA Tariff Changes (DCP179)’

View P298 Report Phase Consultation

P298 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P298 ‘Consequential amendments to the BSC Modification process following the implementation of Third package and other miscellaneous changes’

View P299 Report Phase Consultation

P299 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P299 ‘Allow National Grid access to Metering System Metered Consumption data to support the DSBR service’

View P286 Implementation Date Consultation

P286 Implementation Date Consultation

This is the consultation on a revised proposed Implementation Date for P286 ‘Revised treatment of RCRC for generation BM Units’.

View P299 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P299 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P299 Allow National Grid access to Metering System Metered Consumption data to support the DSBR service’

View P297 Report Phase Consultation

P297 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for for P297 ‘Receipt and Publication of New and Revised Dynamic Data Items’.

View Ofgem Consultation on extending the existing smart meter framework for data access and privacy to Smart-Type Meters and Advanced Meters

Ofgem Consultation on extending the existing smart meter framework for data access and privacy to Smart-Type Meters and Advanced Meters

Elexon’s response to Ofgem’s consultation on extending the existing smart meter framework for data access and privacy to Smart-Type Meters and Advanced Meters.

View P298 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P298 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P298 ‘Consequential amendments to the BSC Modification process following the implementation of Third package and other miscellaneous changes’.

View P297 2nd Assessment Procedure Consultation

P297 2nd Assessment Procedure Consultation

The is the second Assessment Procedure Consultation for P297 ‘Receipt and Publication of New and Revised Dynamic Data Items’

View DECC’s NEED consultation

DECC’s NEED consultation

Elexon’s response to the DECC NEED consultation.

View P295 Report Phase Consultation

P295 Report Phase Consultation

The is the Report Phase Consultation for P295 ‘Submission and publication of Transparency regulation data via the BMRS’.

View P297 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P297 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P297 ‘Receipt and Publication of New and Revised Dynamic Data items’.

View P295 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P295 Assessment Procedure Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P295 ‘Submission and Publication of Transparency regulation data via the BMRS’.

View P294 Report Phase Consultation

P294 Report Phase Consultation

The is the Report Phase Consultation for P294 ‘Addition of Offshore Transmission System and OTSUA to the definition of the Total System’

View Ofgem Consultation on Tackling Electricity Theft

Ofgem Consultation on Tackling Electricity Theft

Elexon’s response to the Ofgem consultation on tackling electricity theft.

View P295 Industry Impact Assessment

P295 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the Industry Impact Assessment for P295 ‘Submission and publication of Transparency regulation data via the BMRS’. 

View P294 Assessment Phase Consultation

P294 Assessment Phase Consultation

The is the Assessment Phase Consultation for P294 ‘Addition of Offshore Transmission System and OTSUA to the definition of the Total System’

View P296 Report Phase Consultation

P296 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P296 ‘Introduction of a ‘Fast Track’ Modification Process following the outcomes of the Code Governance Review (Phase 2)’. 

View P291 Report Phase Consultation

P291 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P291 ‘REMIT Inside Information Reporting Platform for GB Electricity’.

View P293 Report Phase Consultation

P293 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase consultation for Modification P293 ‘Changes to BSC Section H ‘Audit’ and BSC Service Description for BSC Audit to reflect current Practice’.

View P291 Assessment Consultation

P291 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P291 ‘REMIT Inside Information Reporting Platform for GB Electricity’.

View P283 Assessment Consultation

P283 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation and industry impact assessment for Modification P283, ‘Reinforcing the Commissioning of Metering Equipment Processes’.

View P291 Industry Impact Assessment

P291 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the Industry Impact Assessment for P291 ‘REMIT Inside Information Reporting Platform for GB Electricity’.

View P292 Report Phase Consultation

P292 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase consultation for Modification P292 ‘Amending Supplier & Meter Operator Agent responsibilities for smart Meter Technical Details’.

View Electricity Market Reform Call for Evidence

Electricity Market Reform Call for Evidence

Elexon’s Response to the Electricity Market Reform Call for Evidence.

View P290 Assessment Consultation

P290 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P290 ‘Enabling Elexon to participate in roles in support of the Smart Energy Code (SEC) Panel’.

View DECC consultation on Stage 1 of the Smart Energy Code

DECC consultation on Stage 1 of the Smart Energy Code

This consultation sets out the Government’s conclusions following responses to the consultation in April 2012 on the proposed rights and obligations to be contained in the Smart Energy Code (SEC). It also sets out and seeks views on the draft legal text that will constitute the first stage of the SEC. There are additional specific questions to which readers are invited to respond relating to the initial establishment of the SEC and its governance in the transitional period.

View P289 Report Phase Consultation

P289 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P289 ‘Enabling Elexon to participate in tendering for the DCC Licensee role via a subsidiary’.

View Ofgem Energy Companies Obligation (ECO): Consultation on the methodologies for calculating (1) number of domestic customers and (2) amount of electricity and gas supply

Ofgem Energy Companies Obligation (ECO): Consultation on the methodologies for calculating (1) number of domestic customers and (2) amount of electricity and gas supply

This consultation letter seeks views on two issues relating to obligation setting under ECO:

  1. the methodology to be used by a supplier to determine the number of domestic customers it supplies electricity and/or gas to; and
  2. the methodologies to be used by a supplier to calculate the amount of electricity and gas supplied to domestic customers.

 

View European Commission consultation: Stakeholder Consultation on the Implementation of a Data and Transaction Reporting Framework for Wholesale Energy Markets

European Commission consultation: Stakeholder Consultation on the Implementation of a Data and Transaction Reporting Framework for Wholesale Energy Markets

Elexon’s response to the above European Commission consultation.  The consultation covers transaction reporting under the European Regulation REMIT, which will, in due course, include the reporting of Balancing Mechanism Bid-Offer Acceptances.

View P272 Report Phase Consultation

P272 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P272 ‘Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile classes 5-8’.

View P288 Report Phase Consultation

P288 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for  P288 ‘Aligning Supplier Charge SP08a calculation with current practice’

View P274 Report Phase Consultation

P274 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P274 ‘Cessation of Compensatory Adjustments’.

View Ofgem’s initial consultation on the Electricity Balancing Significant Code Review

Ofgem’s initial consultation on the Electricity Balancing Significant Code Review

Elexon’s response to the Ofgem consultation.  We made observations on where changes to the BSC would be required if certain parameter values were changed; and on potential interactions between the SCR and the developments foreseen for European Network Codes, particularly the Electricity Balancing Network Code.

View P286 Report Phase Consultation

P286 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P286 ‘Revised treatment of RCRC for generation BM Units’.

View P285 Report Phase Consultation

P285 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P285 ‘Revised treatment of RCRC for Interconnector BM Units’.

View P282 Report Phase Consultation

P282 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P282 ‘Allow MVRNs from Production to Consumption or Vice Versa’.

View DECC’s consultation on the second version of the Smart Metering Technical Specifications (SMETS)

DECC’s consultation on the second version of the Smart Metering Technical Specifications (SMETS)

Elexon has provided a response to the DECC consultation on SMETS2. Our answers centre on the management of metering requirements and delivering a centralised industry assurance regime, and the lessons we have learned in doing so.

View Open letter: BELLA participation in balancing markets

Open letter: BELLA participation in balancing markets

Elexon’s response to National Grid’s open letter consultation on Bilateral Embedded Licence Exemptible Large Power Station Agreement (BELLA) participation in the Balancing Mechanism.

View P285 Assessment Consultation

P285 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P285 ‘Revised treatment of RCRC for Interconnector BM Units’.

View P286 Assessment Consultation

P286 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P286 ‘Revised treatment of RCRC for generation BM Units’.

View P274 Assessment Consultation

P274 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P274 ‘Cessation of Compensatory Adjustments’.

View P272 Assessment Consultation on Benefits

P272 Assessment Consultation on Benefits

This is an Assessment Procedure Consultation for P272 ‘Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile Classes 5-8’, seeking information on the benefits of P272.

View P282 Assessment Consultation

P282 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P282 ‘Allow MVRNs from Production to Consumption or Vice Versa’.

View P284 Report Phase Consultation

P284 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P284 ‘Expansion of Elexon’s role via the ‘contract model”.

View P281 Report Phase Consultation

P281 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P281 ‘Change of BSCCo Board of Directors & Chairman’.

View P285 Industry Impact Assessment

P285 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the Industry Impact Assessment for P285 ‘Revised treatment of RCRC for Interconnector BM Units’.

View P286 Industry Impact Assessment

P286 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the Industry Impact Assessment for P286 ‘Revised treatment of RCRC for generation BM Units’.

View P272 Assessment Consultation on Costs

P272 Assessment Consultation on Costs

This is an Assessment Procedure Consultation for P272 ‘Mandatory Half Hourly Settlement for Profile Classes 5-8’, seeking information on the costs of P272.

View P280 Report Phase Consultation

P280 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P280 ‘Introduction of new Measurement Classes’.

View P287 Report Phase Consultation

P287 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P287 ‘Allow the BSC Panel to conduct Modification Business via teleconference’.

View P284 Assessment Consultation

P284 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P284 ‘Expansion of Elexon’s role via the ‘contract model”.

View P282 Industry Impact Assessment

P282 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the Industry Impact Assessment for P282 ‘Allow MVRNs from Production to Consumption or Vice Versa’.

View ACER consultation on ‘REMIT Registration Format’

ACER consultation on ‘REMIT Registration Format’

We submitted a comment on the usage and publication of the proposed European REMIT market participant register.

View P276 Report Phase Consultation

P276 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P276 ‘Introduce an additional trigger/threshold for suspending the market in the event of a Partial Shutdown’.

View P281 Assessment Consultation

P281 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P281 ‘Change of BSCCo Board of Directors & Chairman’.

View P280 Second Assessment Consultation

P280 Second Assessment Consultation

This is the second Assessment Procedure Consultation for P280 ‘Introduction of new Measurement Classes’.

This second industry consultation has been issued to gather further information from participants following the discussions of the P280 Workgroup.

View P274 Industry Impact Assessment

P274 Industry Impact Assessment

This is the Industry Impact Assessment for P274

You are invited to respond to the attached Industry Impact Assessment by 12 noon on Friday 18 May 2012.

View Consultation on the prohibition order for smart metering communication activities

Consultation on the prohibition order for smart metering communication activities

This consultation document seeks views on a draft Statutory Instrument to enable the licensing of a new national provider of communications services to and from gas and electricity smart meters (the DCC).
View Promoting Smarter Energy Markets

Promoting Smarter Energy Markets

Our response to Ofgem’s consultation on smarter energy markets.
View P278 Report Phase Consultation

P278 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P278 ‘Treatment of Transmission Losses for Interconnector Users’.

View P277 Report Phase Consultation

P277 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P277 ‘Allow Interconnector BM Units to choose their P/C Status’.

View P275 Report Phase Consultation

P275 Report Phase Consultation

This is the Report Phase Consultation for P275 ‘Extending BSC Performance Assurance’.

View P276 Assessment Consultation

P276 Assessment Consultation

This is the Assessment Procedure Consultation for P276 ‘Introduce an additional trigger/threshold for suspending the market in the event of a Partial Shutdown’.

View Ofgem review: a call for evidence

Ofgem review: a call for evidence

The BSC Panel’s response to DECC’s call for evidence in relation to the review of Ofgem which DECC proposes to carry out in parallel with a complementary programme of work on electricity market reform.

View Smart Metering Implementation Programme – October Response

Smart Metering Implementation Programme – October Response

Our response to Ofgem’s Smart Metering Implementation Programme consultation highlights the valuable expertise we believe we can share with the programme, particularly on the discussions around the DataCommsCo (DCC).

View ERGEG consultation on ‘Draft Comitology Guideline on Fundamental Electricity Data Transparency’

ERGEG consultation on ‘Draft Comitology Guideline on Fundamental Electricity Data Transparency’

Our response to the European Regulator’s Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEG) consultation on the draft Guideline on Fundamental Electricity Transparency. In due course the Guidelines (of which this is one) will set a binding framework for the development of European network codes.   This particular Guideline sets out the requirements to send specified data (BSC and operational in the GB context) to a central European information platform where it will be published.

View European Energy Regulators’ 2011 Work Programme

European Energy Regulators’ 2011 Work Programme

Our response to the web-based consultation on the Council of European Energy Regulators’ proposed work programme for 2011.

View Industry Consultation on Constraint Information Transparency

Industry Consultation on Constraint Information Transparency

Our response to the National Grid consultation on potential changes to the publication of constraint information. The consultation focuses on improving the transparency of constraint-related information and includes suggestions such as aligning BMRS Zones and Grid Code OC2 Zones.

View Offshore Electricity Transmission: Implementing further refinements to the enduring regime

Offshore Electricity Transmission: Implementing further refinements to the enduring regime

Our response to the joint Ofgem E-Serve and Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation on code changes required to support the offshore transmission ‘generator build’ option.

View Consultation on the Warm Home Discount

Consultation on the Warm Home Discount

Our response to DECC’s consultation on the Warm Home Discount scheme and in particular, providing further evidence to support DECC’s proposal to appoint Elexon as the operator of the reconciliation mechanism.

View The UK Fuel Poverty Strategy 2001 – Consultation on Amending Reference to the Warm Front Scheme Eligibility Criteria

The UK Fuel Poverty Strategy 2001 – Consultation on Amending Reference to the Warm Front Scheme Eligibility Criteria

Our response to DECC’s consultation on the Warm Front eligibility criteria to which Elexon was invited by DECC to respond. The Government is proposing to change the definition of those households eligible for assistance under the Warm Front scheme.

View Electricity Market Reform

Electricity Market Reform

Our response to the Government’s proposals for Electricity Market Reform, which include Feed In Tariffs, a Capacity Mechanism and an Emissions Performance Standard.

View Guidance on third party access charges for licence exempt gas and electricity networks

Guidance on third party access charges for licence exempt gas and electricity networks

Our response to the Ofgem consultation on how private distribution network operators/owners should charge third party suppliers for using their networks. We highlighted a linkage with the options for implementing third party access in imbalance settlements.

View Second consultation on the EHV Distribution Charging Methodology (EDCM) December 2010

Second consultation on the EHV Distribution Charging Methodology (EDCM) December 2010

Our response to the Energy Networks Association consultation on the EHV Distribution Charging Methodology (EDCM). Our response concentrates on one aspect: the number of Line Loss Factor Classes (LLFCs) needed to support distributor billing processes and potential solutions to the current restriction on the number of LLFCs.

View Ofgem Proposed Corporate Strategy and Plan 2011 – 2016

Ofgem Proposed Corporate Strategy and Plan 2011 – 2016

Elexon’s response to the Ofgem and Ofgem E-Serve proposed corporate strategy and plan.

View Treatment of the East West and Moyle Interconnectors in the SEM

Treatment of the East West and Moyle Interconnectors in the SEM

Our response to the Single Electricity Market (SEM) Committee in the island of Ireland on the possibility of treating all the interconnectors between the island of Ireland and Great Britain as a single interconnector in the SEM. In our response we said that we have no view on whether the East West and Moyle Interconnectors should be treated jointly or separately under the SEM. However, we said that in either case, the two Interconnectors should be treated separately for the purposes of the BSC.

View Priority list for the development of network codes for 2012 and beyond

Priority list for the development of network codes for 2012 and beyond

Our response to the European Commission’s plans for the establishment of Framework Guidelines and Europe-wide Network Codes covering the electricity and gas markets.

View ERGEG draft advice on the regulatory oversight of energy exchanges

ERGEG draft advice on the regulatory oversight of energy exchanges

Our response to the European Regulators Group on the above consultation. We responded to just one consultation question – on the publication of data.

View C/11 BM Unit data from Intermittent Generation

C/11 BM Unit data from Intermittent Generation

Our response to the changes proposed by National Grid to the Grid Code. These proposed changes relate to the provision of data from intermittent generation for participation in the Balancing Mechanism.

View Guidelines on Fundamental Electricity Data Transparency

Guidelines on Fundamental Electricity Data Transparency

Our response to the European Commission consultation, commenting on the need for the detailed data definitions, without which it will be difficult to assess the magnitude of the changes required and the implementation time.

View Morse Report

Morse Report

On 29 July 2011 Ofgem published an open letter stating their intention to extend the vires of Elexon. Ofgem’s letter included publication of a Report (the Morse Report) commissioned to consider the implications of widening the scope of Elexon’s role beyond the current BSC arrangements. This document is Elexon’s response to the Morse Report.

View Draft licence conditions and technical specifications for the roll-out of smart metering equipment

Draft licence conditions and technical specifications for the roll-out of smart metering equipment

Our response to DECC’s Smart Metering Implementation Programme: consultation on draft licence conditions and technical specifications for the roll-out of gas and electricity smart metering equipment (August 2011).

View Commercial interoperability arrangements

Commercial interoperability arrangements

Our response to Ofgem’s Commercial interoperability: proposals in respect of managing domestic customer switching where meters with advanced functionality are installed.

View A call for evidence on privacy and data access

A call for evidence on privacy and data access

Our response to DECC’s Smart Metering Implementation Programme: A call for evidence on privacy and data access (August 2011).

View Possible models for a Capacity Mechanism

Possible models for a Capacity Mechanism

Our response to the Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation on capacity mechanisms (part of its Electricity Market Reform proposals).

View Ofgem Consultation on regulatory measures to address the effects of gross volume correction and other settlements data adjustments on the distribution losses incentive mechanism

Ofgem Consultation on regulatory measures to address the effects of gross volume correction and other settlements data adjustments on the distribution losses incentive mechanism

Our response to the Ofgem consultation on regulatory measures to address the effects of Gross Volume Correction (GVC) and other Settlement data adjustments on the Distribution Losses Incentive Mechanism (DLIM).

View Great Britain RES Integration Study National Report

Great Britain RES Integration Study National Report

Our response to a European study on integrating renewable generation into the various European Member State electricity markets. We made a comment on the Great Britain report.

View Electricity cash-out issues paper

Electricity cash-out issues paper

Our response to Ofgem’s consultation on electricity cash-out issues.

View The Retail Market Review: Non-domestic Proposals

The Retail Market Review: Non-domestic Proposals

Our response to Ofgem’s consultation on its non-domestic proposals as part of its Retail Market Review.

View P256 Report Phase Consultation

P256 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P260 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P260 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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

View P253 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P253 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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

View P259 Report Phase Consultation

P259 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P263 Report Phase Consultation

P263 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P262 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P262 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.

View P260 Report Phase Consultation

P260 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P265 Report Phase Consultation

P265 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P253 Report Phase Consultation

P253 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P262 Report Phase Consultation

P262 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P266 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P266 Assessment Procedure Consultation

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.

View P266 Report Phase Consultation

P266 Report Phase Consultation

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.

View P264 Assessment Phase Consultation

P264 Assessment Phase Consultation

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

View P270 Assessment Phase Consultation

P270 Assessment Phase Consultation

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

View P264 Report Phase Consultation

P264 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P269 Assessment Phase Consultation

P269 Assessment Phase Consultation

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

View P268 Assessment Phase Consultation

P268 Assessment Phase Consultation

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

View P270 Report Phase Consultation

P270 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P269 Report Phase Consultation

P269 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P268 Report Phase Consultation

P268 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P272 Impact Assessment

P272 Impact Assessment

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.

View P273 Report Phase Consultation

P273 Report Phase Consultation

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

View P271 Report Phase Consultation

P271 Report Phase Consultation

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’.

View P272 Assessment Phase Consultation

P272 Assessment Phase Consultation

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

View P272 Second Assessment Consultation

P272 Second Assessment Consultation

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.

View P277 Assessment Consultation

P277 Assessment Consultation

View P275 Assessment Consultation

P275 Assessment Consultation

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

View P280 Assessment Consultation Procedure

P280 Assessment Consultation Procedure

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.

View P278 Assessment Consultation

P278 Assessment Consultation

View P279 Report Phase Consultation

P279 Report Phase Consultation

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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