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- Change Proposal Circulars highlight change information and Impact Assessment responses
List of Change Consultations
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.
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.
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.
Utilising a Baselining Methodology to set Physical Notifications for Settlement of Applicable Balancing Services
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.