P387 ‘Allowing email communications for the BSC Panel Elections process’
This Modification Proposal aims to amend the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Panel Elections process to allow communications between parties via email as well as other methods to be approved by the BSC Panel on a case-by-case basis.
The current Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Panel Elections process is in need of improvement. In regards to BSC Section H ‘General’ Paragraph 9.2.5, Elexon is required to issue nomination and voting letters via post or fax which is a very time-consuming process and wastes a large amount of paper. Parties are required to submit nominations and votes via post or fax which is out of date with modern technology.
The proposed solution is to amend BSC Section H ‘General’ Paragraph 9.2.5 to allow BSC Panel Election notices, nomination / voting papers etc. to be sent and received via email by both Elexon and voting Trading Parties during the BSC Panel Elections period. Other forms of communication may be permissible as determined by the Panel from time to time.