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.
This Modification would remove the existing requirement within BSC Section V ‘Reporting’ (and facilitate potential future changes as explained in the report) for the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Agent (BMRA) to provide BMR Service (BMRS) data via the legacy on premise High Grade Service, otherwise referred to as the TIBCO service. This will align with the principle to make the BSC technology and vendor agnostic while not imposing infrastructure or vendor-tied solution to BSC Parties.
Removing barriers in BSC Section E that would prevent Elexon updating BSC Agent contracts, therefore enabling BSC Agents to use Technology Services procured by Elexon. This should reduce costs for BSC Parties.
Elexon were seeking views from industry on the proposed changes to the BSC to enable Elexon’s ownership change, as part of a process led by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) and Ofgem. The purpose of this informal consultation was to confirm that the proposed changes to the BSC meet the policy intent, as published by DESNZ and Ofgem.
This consultation was running in tandem with an Ofgem consultation on new electricity supply and generation licence conditions to implement the new ownership arrangements for Elexon.
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.
BSC Section C ‘BSCCo and its Subsidiaries’ states that BSCCo has a responsibility to propose, consult on and obtain approval for a MHHS Migration Plan. However, responsibility for Migration activities sits with the MHHS System Integration (SI) function. Therefore it would be a more efficient use of resource for the MHHSP to create, consult on and obtain approval for the migration plan.
BSC Section H ‘General’ sets out dispute resolution procedures that allows Market Participants to undertake arbitration pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Electricity Arbitration Association if required. However, the EAA has not been used by a Market Participant since its inception in 1993 and does not provide good value for money for BSC Parties as monthly payments are required, irrespective of whether there are any disputes to consider.
The purpose of this Modification is to address the need for personal information sharing in the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), specifically in the context of the Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) testing. The current BSC General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data protection provisions were not designed to allow the sharing of personal information, which has now become necessary for the planned MHHS testing.
The Issue 107 Workgroup are seeking views from Trading Parties on its two preferred invoicing options.
This consultation invites potential Data Integration Platform (DIP) users and other interested parties to provide their views on the proposed framework for the enduring governance, funding and operation of the Data Integration Platform (DIP).