Change Consultations

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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.

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