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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.

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