List of all BSC Modifications

These pages list all Modifications issued since 2010. Modification are raised to introduce changes that would alter any part of the BSC or any CSDs or BSC Systems impacted by the proposed changes.

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P420 ‘Retail Code Consolidation Significant Code Review’

P420 makes the necessary changes to reflect the close down of the Master Registration Agreement (MRA) and the transition of Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) Metering arrangements from the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) to the Retail Energy Code (REC), as part of the Retail Code Consolidation Significant Code Review (SCR). It also inserts the required drafting to give effect to the new Cross Code Steering Group (CCSG) and cross-code modification arrangements, as part of the SCR.

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P419 ‘Enhanced Reporting of Demand Data to the NETSO to facilitate BSUoS Reform’

This Modification seeks to enable BSC Systems to aggregate the Import data of all non-Final Demand sites for exclusion from Balancing Services and Use of System (BSUoS) charges.

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P418 ‘Amendments to the P383 legal text for Additional BM Units’

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.

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P417 ‘Move the Letter of Credit templates and Approved Insurance Product requirements to the BSC Website’

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P416 Introducing a route of appeal for the Annual Budget in line with the proposals for the Retail Energy Code

P416 seeks to amend the BSC to include an appeals mechanism that BSC Parties could use to challenge items in the Annual Budget.

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P415 ‘Facilitating access to wholesale markets for flexibility dispatched by Virtual Lead Parties’

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P414 ‘Allowing a Party to Withdraw from the BSC and transfer outstanding liabilities to another Party’

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P413 ‘Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement Programme Manager’

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P412 ‘Ensuring non-BM Balancing Services providers pay for non-delivery imbalances at a price that reflects the real-time value of energy’

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P411 ‘Including new LDSOs in Qualification to mitigate potential risks to Settlement’

P411 aims to improve the effectiveness of the Qualification Performance Assurance Technique (PAT) by requiring new Licensed Distribution System Operators (LDSOs) to undergo Qualification in this role. 

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P410 ‘Changing imbalance price calculations to comply with the Imbalance Settlement Harmonisation regulations’

P410  will introduce changes to the imbalance price calculations to ensure BSC compliance with the European Imbalance Settlement Harmonisation regulations.

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P409 ‘Aligning BMRS Reporting Requirements with the Clean Energy Package’

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P408 ‘Simplifying the Output Usable Data Process’

P408 is being raised as a consequential BSC Modification to Grid Code Modification GC0130.

The Modification aims to deliver:

  • Continued alignment of the Grid Code and BSC processes; and
  • Improved market transparency and efficiency through provision of additional Output Usable, Margin and Surplus data in the two to three year ahead timescale.
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P407 ‘Project MARI’

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P406 ‘Temporary disapplication of Supplier Charge Serials SP08 and SP04 due to COVID-19’

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P405: Allow notices via email where currently prohibited

P405 will allow notices that the BSC currently requires to be sent by post or fax to be sent by email.

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P404 ‘Moving the SAD to a Category 3 BSC Configurable Item’

Moving the Self Assessment Document and associated documents from BSCP537 and making them a Category 3 BSC Configurable Item
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P403: BSC Arrangements in the event that the TERRE Market is suspended by National Grid ESO

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P402: Enabling reform of residual network charging as directed by the Targeted Charging Review

Enabling reform of residual network charging as directed by the Targeted Charging Review
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P401: Governance arrangements for BSC Panel Alternates

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.

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