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View P471 Report Phase Consultation relating to the procurement of BSC Agents

P471 Report Phase Consultation relating to the procurement of BSC Agents

P471 seeks to allow more flexibility in the requirements for procurement of BSC Agents, to allow the option of having these systems operated by the service provider who developed them (at least for the duration of the transition period), while the currently-appointed Supplier Volume Allocation Agent (SVAA) continues to operate legacy processes.

Elexon will hold a webinar on Thursday 27th June to discuss P471 and P472. If you are interested, please sign up via this form

 

View P469 Assessment Procedure Consultation on Credit Default ECVNs Refusal and Rejection Periods

P469 Assessment Procedure Consultation on Credit Default ECVNs Refusal and Rejection Periods

P469 seeks to delay the start of the Credit Default Refusal Period and Credit Default Rejection Period for Energy Contract Volume Notifications (ECVNs) and Metered Volume Reallocation Notifications (MVRNs) where acceptance of said ECVNs and MVRNs would increase a BSC Party’s Energy Indebtedness.

This Assessment Procedure Consultation was issued on 14 June 2024 and will close at 5 pm on Friday 28 June 2024.

View Implementation Consultation for P466: BSC Section N Modernisation

Implementation Consultation for P466: BSC Section N Modernisation

This consultation aimed to provide the BSC Panel with further information to enable it to recommend a revised Implementation Date to the Authority. The Authority directed the Panel to consult on a revised proposed Implementation Date for P466, as the current Implementation Date is no longer appropriate.

We reported to Ofgem that the current P466 Implementation Date was no longer appropriate, as it significantly increased the risk of delivering P415 Facilitating access to wholesale markets for flexibility dispatched by Virtual Lead Parties and Helix, our Market Wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) delivery programme. This is because P415 and Helix require, amongst others, changes to the FAA system. We are modernising the FAA system as part of our Kinnect programme and for reasons of efficiency and cost, will implement P466, P415 and Helix onto the new FAA system. To manage the risk, we plan to implement the new FAA system and P466 at the same time and then subsequently implement the P415 and Helix changes. This is not possible under the current P466 implementation approach.

View P473 Correcting inconsistencies in the P415 Legal Text

P473 Correcting inconsistencies in the P415 Legal Text

Modification P415 ‘Facilitating access to Wholesale Markets for flexibility dispatched by Virtual Lead Parties’ seeks to allow independent aggregators to sell customers’ flexibility into Wholesale Markets. Independent aggregators wishing to do this will be required to accede to the BSC in the new role of Virtual Trading Party (VTP). Ofgem has approved this Modification for implementation on 7 November 2024 as part of the standard November 2024 BSC release.

Elexon has received industry feedback on the Legal Text post Ofgem approval on 6 October 2023, as well as internal feedback during work with service providers to design the system changes required to implement Modification P415, and this has revealed that the P415 Legal Text does not correctly describe the intended solution for P415 as well as some inconsistencies and omissions.

View Send Back Consultation on P461: Accurate Reporting of Customers Delivered Volumes to Suppliers

Send Back Consultation on P461: Accurate Reporting of Customers Delivered Volumes to Suppliers

Ofgem issued a Send Back Direction on P461 ‘Accurate Reporting of Customers Delivered Volumes to Suppliers’ to the BSC Panel on 8 May 2024, as it was unable to form an opinion on whether or not P461 should be approved.  The Panel approved the draft Send Back Process at its meeting on 9 May 2024. 

The Send Back Consultation was issued on 13 May 2024 and will close at 5pm on Friday 24 May 2024. 

View P463 Assessment Procedure Consultation on Introducing a Standard Change Process

P463 Assessment Procedure Consultation on Introducing a Standard Change Process

P463 seeks to introduce a new change process – a ‘Standard Change’ process – into the BSC arrangements that would allow for certain, low risk, predictable and repeatable pre-authorised changes to be implemented without following the existing Change Proposal or Modification procedures. This should reduce the burden on industry and Elexon; allowing them to focus on higher value activities.

View CP1594 CP Consultation relating to older metering communication types

CP1594 CP Consultation relating to older metering communication types

Older metering communication types are quickly becoming redundant and are being replaced by newer communication types. Elexon are proposing to create an approvals process to allow for the managed end dating of older technologies, such as Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Circuit Switched Data (CSD) and subsequently 2G.

View P455 ‘On-Site Aggregation as a method to facilitate Third Party Access’ Report Phase Consultation

P455 ‘On-Site Aggregation as a method to facilitate Third Party Access’ Report Phase Consultation

This Modification seeks to establish a more cost effective and efficient method for delivering Third Party Access on private networks that include domestic and small business customers. It does so by enabling aggregated meter data from sub meters on private networks to be submitted into Settlement in lieu of data from Settlement meters installed at the Boundary Point.

View P468 Report Phase Consultation

P468 Report Phase Consultation

This Modification seeks to allow Elexon to act as EII Support Payment Administrator and EII Levy Administrator  for the Department of Business and Trade’s (DBT) Electricity Support Payment Scheme (ESP) Scheme, if appointed to those roles by the DBT.

View Issue 101 ‘Ongoing Governance, Funding and Operation of the DIP’ Consultation

Issue 101 ‘Ongoing Governance, Funding and Operation of the DIP’ Consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to invite potential Data Integration Platform (DIP) Users and other interested parties to provide their views on the proposed arrangements for the enduring governance, funding and operation of the DIP.

View P466 Report Phase Consultation

P466 Report Phase Consultation

This Modification seeks to update BSC Section N ‘Clearing Invoicing and Payment’ to support the effective running of the Funds Administration Agent (FAA). The Modification will align the BSC with Elexon’s updated financial systems and modern banking practices to increase the efficiency of service provided to industry.

View P442 Report Phase Consultation

P442 Report Phase Consultation

This Modification seeks to allow correct reporting of chargeable volumes to the EMRS company for SVA Metering Systems that record both exempt supply and licensed supply through the addition of a new third party role, the “Exempt Supply Notification Agent”.

View P455 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P455 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P455 seeks to establish a more cost effective and efficient method for delivering Third Party Access on private networks that include domestic and small business customers. It does so by enabling aggregated meter data from sub meters on private networks to be submitted into Settlement in lieu of data from Settlement meters installed at the Boundary Point.

View P461 Report Phase Consultation

P461 Report Phase Consultation

  • Suppliers 
  • Virtual Lead Parties 
View P454 Report Phase Consultation

P454 Report Phase Consultation

P454 would remove the existing requirement within BSC Section V ‘Reporting’ for the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Agent (BMRA) to provide BMR Service (BMRS) data via the legacy High Grade Service, otherwise referred to as the TIBCO service.

View P465 Report Phase Consultation

P465 Report Phase Consultation

This Modification is required to correct an error in the approved legal drafting for P415. This Proposal will ensure that Credit Cover requirements for Virtual Trading Parties (VTPs) correctly take into account the energy volumes (‘Deviation Volumes’) that VTPs trade in wholesale markets, which was the intention of the P415 Workgroup.

View P451 Report Phase Consultation

P451 Report Phase Consultation

P451 seeks to facilitate the implementation of NGESO’s new approach to Black Start, termed System Restoration. In doing so, it proposes to update all BSC references to “Black Start” to “System Restoration”, and enable contracted Restoration Service Providers who are non-BSC parties to claim BSC Black Start compensation.

View P442 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P442 Assessment Procedure Consultation

P442 seeks to allow correct reporting of chargeable volumes to the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Settlement Services Provider (SSP) for Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) Metering Systems that record both exempt supply and licensed supply through the addition of a new Party Agent role, the Exempt Supply Notification Agent.

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