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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.