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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.
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.