Consultations for all Process, Operational and Credit areas

This page lists all Consultations relating to BSC and code processes, Market Entry and Compliance, and Operations and Settlement. The consultations allow ELEXON to gather feedback from the industry about proposed changes so that any concerns are considered as part of our processes.

This list does not include Change Consultations.

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P369 Report Phase Consultation

Summary

P369 proposes to modify the Balancing Settlement Code (BSC) to reflect the creation of a new National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) that is legally separate from National Grid Electricity Transmission Limited (NGET). Further information can be found on the P369 webpage.

This is the P369 Report Phase Consultation, whereby industry views are requested in respect of the BSC Panel’s initial recommendations on the Modification.

Credit Assessment Price Consultation 16 July 2018

Summary

We issued a consultation paper on the value of Credit Assessment Price (CAP). We invite Trading Parties to indicate whether they agree with the proposal to increase the value of CAP to £59/MWh from its current approved level of £53/MWh.

Outcome

The consultation closed on Tuesday 24 July 2018. All responses were in agreement with the proposed value and therefore, in accordance with the CAP Review Guidance, a Credit Committee meeting will not be held.

On Wednesday 15 August 2018, the CAP value will increase from £53/MWh to £59/MWh. As a result, Parties may notice a change in their Credit Cover Percentage, and should review the amount of Credit Cover lodged.

The CAP review trigger level value will remain at its current value of +/- £6/MWh.

P350: Consultation on Methodology for Load Periods and Sample Settlement Periods 19 June 2018

Summary

Modification P350 ‘Introduction of a seasonal Zonal Transmission Losses scheme’ introduced a Transmission Loss Factor (TLF) for each TLF Zone and BSC Season, so transmission losses can be allocated on a geographical basis. P350 went live on 1 April 2018.

This Consultation details the proposed methodology for setting Load Periods and Sample Settlement Periods to be used in the derivation of Zonal TLFs, as required by the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC).

We encourage you to respond to this consultation using the consultation pro-forma. The consultation period will end on Tuesday 03 July 2018 at 17:00. Please return responses to: market.operations@elexon.co.uk.

At the end of the consultation period, ELEXON will consider all responses and, if required, update the methodology accordingly. The methodology, along with all consultation responses, will be presented to the Imbalance Settlement Group (ISG) meeting in July to request approval of both the methodology and actual LPs and SSPs.

Upon approval, ELEXON will publish the actual LPs and SSPs on the website on or before 31 August 2018. 

Credit Assessment Price Consultation 08 May 2018

Summary

A trigger event has occurred, meaning that the absolute difference between the CAP and the reference price is greater than the upper trigger level of £6/MWh. As a result, a consultation on a new CAP value has commenced. You are invited to respond to this consultation using the consultation proforma.

The consultation period will end on Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 17:00. Please return responses to Credit.committee@elexon.co.uk.

Following the end of the consultation period, if required, the Credit Committee will try to meet on the week commencing 14 May 2018 to consider the responses, and decide whether to change the current CAP value and the trigger level.

Any change will be notified to all BSC Parties, and the new value will come into effect at least 15 Working Days later. If a Credit Committee meeting is not required at the end of the consultation period, the new CAP value of £53/MWh will be implemented on Thursday 7 June 2018.

Outcome 

The consultation closed on Tuesday 15 May 2018. All responses were in agreement with the proposed value and therefore, in accordance with the CAP Review Guidance, a Credit Committee meeting will not be held. 

On Thursday 7 June 2018, the CAP value will increase from £47/MWh to £53/MWh. As a result, Parties may notice a change in their Credit Cover Percentage, and should review the amount of Credit Cover lodged.

The CAP review trigger level value will remain at its current value of +/- £6/MWh.

DWG Consultation Skeleton Target Operating Models 2018

Summary

This consultation has been prepared by the Design Working Group to inform stakeholders about the skeleton TOMs and seeks your input on the design and evaluation work to date.

The TOM design work has been developed for Ofgem by the ELEXON-chaired Design Working Group. The Group has met monthly since October and produced five high level ‘skeleton’ TOM options, as set out in this consultation. We have approved the skeleton TOMs, concluding the first stage of the TOM design work.

The Design Working Group will now, through this consultation and a stakeholder seminar, seek stakeholder views on the skeleton TOMs to inform them as they proceed to stage 2, which is where the detailed design of the skeleton TOMs will be undertaken.

Consultation for Allocation of New Grid Supply Points to a GSP Groups

Summary

ELEXON has received three new GSP registrations application from the Transmission Company.  All relate to the reconfiguration of existing assets.

Harris GSP and Stornoway GSP (North of Scotland)

There are two proposed new GSPs on the Scottish Western Isles, to be known as Harris GSP (GSP HARG_P) and Stornoway GSP (GSP STOR_P).

The Transmission Company propose that both GSP HARG_P and GSP STOR_P are allocated to the North of Scotland (_P) GSP Group.

Ferrybridge (Yorkshire)

NPG Yorkshire (YEDB) is the current Registrant of an existing Distribution System Connection Point (DSCP) (FERRB9) at Ferrybridge B 132kV substation. NPG Yorkshire intends to de-register the DSCP and instead register these circuits as a new GSP FERRB_M to feed the Yorkshire (_M) GSP Group.

The Transmission Company propose that GSP FERRB_M is allocated to the Yorkshire (_M) GSP Group.

Responses

If you have any views on the allocation of the above GSPs to GSP Groups, please respond using the consultation response form and send your responses, entitled “Harris, Stornoway and Ferrybridge GSP Registration”, to bm.unit@elexon.co.uk by 17:00 on Monday 12 March 2018.

Changes to the Risk Evaluation Register for 2017/18

Summary

We identified seven new BSC Settlement Risks, which we are proposing to include as an addendum to the 2017/18 RER until such a time as the PAF documentation has undergone a full review as part of the PAF procedures work stream of the PAF review.

Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2018/19 Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2018/19, and to submit any comments to melinda.anderson@elexon.co.uk by 17 November 2017. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) meeting in December 2017. If you have any questions on this document please contact Melinda Anderson on 020 7380 4019.

Generic Metering Dispensation Consultation: D/477

Summary

SP Manweb plc has applied for a lifetime generic Metering Dispensation (D/477). This consultation seeks views from Registrants and other interested parties. Responses will  be considered by the Imbalance Settlement Group (ISG) and Supplier Allocation Group (SVG), who will decide whether to grant the Dispensation.

Data review for the Market Index Definition Statement – 2017

Summary

The Market Index Definition Statement (MIDS) defines the way the Market Index Price is calculated. We review the MIDS annually, as required by the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC).

Our analysis shows that the current Individual Liquidity Threshold (ILT), timeband and product weightings remain suitable for 2017/18. We are seeking views on whether Parties agree that the current parameters should remain unchanged.

Changes to the CAP review process consultation: 18 April 2017

Summary

We invite Trading Parties to indicate whether they agree with the proposal to improve the efficiency of the process by automatically setting the CAP to the breached reference price unless at least one BSC Party or a Credit Committee member requests a meeting to be held. These proposed changes will allow for a more efficient process whilst maintaining the necessary levels of control around the CAP value.

Risk Evaluation Methodology (REM) 2018/19 Industry Consultation [Open]

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Evaluation Methodology 2018/19, and to submit any comments to melinda.anderson@elexon.co.uk. We are not proposing any changes to the methodology. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board meeting on 30 March 2017. No response will be taken to mean that you agree that no changes be made.

Review of Metering Dispensations and non-standard BM Units

Summary

This consultation seeks respondent’s views on our recent review of Metering Dispensations and non-standard Balancing Mechanism (BM) Unit applications.

Credit Assessment Price (CAP) consultation: 29 November 2016

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on decreasing the CAP to £88/MWh from the last agreed value of £106/MWh. Please email responses to Credit.committee@elexon.co.uk using the profroma below by 17:00 Tuesday 6 December 2016.

MIDS Consultation

Summary

This Consultation relates to the update of the two Market Index Data Provider (MIDP) details in the Market Index Definition Statement (MIDS).

Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2017/18 Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2017/18, and to submit any comments to melinda.anderson@elexon.co.uk by 18 November 2016. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) meeting in December 2016.

If you have any questions on this document please contact Melinda Anderson on 020 7380 4019.

Performance Assurance Framework review consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks respondent’s views on  the Performance Assurance Framework  (PAF) to meet the challenges of a changing market.

MIDS review 2016 consultation

Summary

The Market Index Definition Statement (MIDS) defines the way the Market Index Price – used to determine the ‘reverse’ Energy Imbalance Price – is calculated. We review the MIDS annually, as required by the Balancing Settlement Code (BSC).

Our analysis shows that the current Individual Liquidity Threshold (ILT), timeband and product weightings remain suitable for 2016/17. We are seeking views on whether Parties agree that the current parameters should remain unchanged.

Credit Assessment Price (CAP) process review consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on on options to improve the CAP setting and implementation process. Responses will be presented to the Credit Committee at its March 2016 meeting.

Credit Assessment Price (CAP) Review Consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on reducing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £37/MWh from the current value of £42/MWh. The CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change to CAP can impact the amount of Credit Cover required by a Trading Party.

 

Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2016/17 Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2016/17, and to submit any comments to melinda.anderson@elexon.co.uk by 18 December 2015. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) meeting in February 2016.
If you have any questions on this document please contact Melinda Anderson on 020 7380 4019.

Credit Assessment Price (CAP) Review Consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on reducing the (CAP) to £42/MWh from the current value of £47/MWh. CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change to CAP can impact the amount of Credit Cover required by a Trading Party.

 

Data review for the Market Index Definition Statement 2015

Summary

Our yearly analysis shows that the current Individual Liquidity Threshold (ILT), timeband weightings and product weightings remain suitable for 2015/16. We are now seeking views on whether the MIDS will remain fit for purpose following implementation of a Single Imbalance Price in November 2015.

Cross-Code Address Data Quality Consultation

Summary

Further to the work on improving the quality of gas and electricity data, Ofgem has asked electricity and gas code administrators to establish an expert group (the Address Data Working Group (ADWG)) to look at address data. The objective is to explore potential options for harmonising address formats and utilising Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs) to support the launch of a Centralised Registration Service (CRS). The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of electricity and gas market participants and other interest parties in order to inform the ADWG’s final report and recommendations to Ofgem.

UMSUG consultation on generic UMS Charge Codes for LED lighting products

Summary

We invite your views on changing how we provide Charge Codes for light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products with Unmetered Supplies (UMS).
In the last two years we have issued over 3,000 UMS Charge Codes for LED street lights.
To mitigate this proliferation of LED Charge Codes, we propose to introduce new generic Charge Codes for LED lighting products and new supporting Switch Regimes for single-step dimming.
We invite your views on this, our proposed implementation approach and the appropriate implementation timescales.

We especially welcome views from Suppliers, UMS Operators, Meter Administrators, customers using LED lighting products with UMS (e.g. county councils, highways managers), providers of UMS inventory databases, providers of UMS Central Management Systems and manufacturers of LED lighting products.

CACoP Principle 13 Consultation

Summary

The Code Administration Code of Practice (CACoP) defines 12 high level principles that that electricity and gas Code Administrators should follow to help protect the interests of small market participants and consumers. The Code Panels propose to add a new principle on cross Code coordination to the existing CACoP.

This consultation invites market participants and any other interested parties to provide their views on the draft of this principle by 19 June 2015.

Consultation for Allocation of a New Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group

Summary

ELEXON has received a new GSP registration application from the Transmission Company, Northern Powergrid. It is constructing a new Grid Supply Point in Knaresborough, to be known as Knaresborough GSP.
The Transmission Company propose that GSP_KNAR is allocated to the North East (_F) GSP Group. Respondents’ views are sought when assessing the GSP_KNAR (Knaresborough) GSP Registration.

Within Period Revision to Risk Evaluation Register 2014/15

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to comment on the Within Period Revision to the Risk Evaluation Register 2014/15. We are proposing to increase the net significance of Settlement Risk 0081 ‘The risk that HHDCs do not process valid HH readings resulting in estimated data being entered into Settlement’. Please submit any comments to melinda.anderson@elexon.co.uk. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board meeting on 26 February 2015.

Credit Assessment Price Consultation – December 2014

Summary

The Credit Assessment Price (CAP) is used in the Energy Indebtedness calculations to convert Credit Cover into an energy value. We are consulting on a reduction to the (CAP) to £49/MWh from the current value of £55/MWh. A change to CAP can impact the amount of Credit Cover required by a Trading Party.

Risk Evaluation Register Within Period Revision Consultation

Summary

The Performance Assurance Board (PAB) endorsed the draft Within Period Revisions (WPRs) to the Risk Evaluation Register (RER) 2014/15 for industry consultation on Thursday 27 November 2014, and we distributed it to industry for consultationWe invite you to respond to the consultation – the proposed amendments are in the Consultation Questions form and the ledger.  Please email your completed response to melinda.anderson@elexon.co.uk by Monday 22 December 2014

 

Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2015/16 Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2015/16, and to submit any comments to melinda.anderson@elexon.co.uk by 21 November 2014. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) meeting on 27 November 2014.

If you have any questions on this document please contact Melinda Anderson on 020 7380 4019.

Credit Assessment Price (CAP) Review Consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on increasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £55/MWh. CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change to the value of CAP can affect the amount of Credit Cover that a Party is required to lodge. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Credit Committee.

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Beth Connew on 020 7380 4189 or CreditCommittee@elexon.co.uk.

Reducing Settlement timescales: PSRG consultation September 2014

Summary

The Profiling and Settlement Review Group seeks views from impacted and interested parties on the benefits and savings, and costs and impacts, of the two options identified for reducing Settlement timescales.

 

MIDS Review Consultation

Summary

The Market Index Definition Statement (MIDS) defines the way the Market Index Price – used to determine the ‘reverse’ Energy Imbalance Price – is calculated. We review the MIDS annually, as required by the Balancing Settlement Code (BSC).

Our analysis shows that the current Individual Liquidity Threshold (ILT), timeband weightings and product weightings are suitable. However, the calculation could better reflect trades close to Gate Closure. We recommend excluding trades more than eight hours ahead of Gate Closure rather than the current 12 hours.

Due to some amendments made, Price changes has been updated to version 2 below.

Code Administration Code of Practice (CACoP) Annual Review

Summary

As part of the Energy Codes Governance Review, concluded in December 2010, Ofgem proposed that Code Administrators set up a Code of Practice to facilitate transparency in Code Modification processes and help protect the interests of small market participants and consumers through various means. The CACOP puts forwards principles for Code Administrators to follow, but also sets out principles applicable to a Code Modification process.

Principle 4 of the CACOP states that ‘This Code of Practice will be reviewed periodically and subject to amendment by Users’. As part of this annual review process, we invite your views on the CACOP to feed back to the annual Code Administration Review meeting in October 2014.


Responses

Please send your response to elexon.change@elexon.co.uk by Thursday 4 September 2014, so we can discuss these at the Annual Review meeting in early October 2014 with the aim of improving the service we provide.


Would you like further information?

You can find the latest version of the CACOP on Ofgem’s website:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/code-administration-code-practice-version-3

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the CACOP or this consultation, please contact Simon Fox on 020 7380 4299 or at elexon.change@elexon.co.uk.

Settlement of Dynamically Switched Meters: PSRG Consultation June 2014

Summary

This consultation is part of a Profiling and Settlement Review project to identify options for maintaining accurate Settlement for dynamically switched Meters during and after the smart metering roll-out.

Consultation for Allocation of a New Grid Supply Point to a GSP Group

Summary

National Grid is constructing a new Grid Supply Point in Liverpool, connected to the Electricity North West Limited Distribution System at Kirkby. This is to be known as GSP_KIBY_G to differentiate it from the existing GSP at Kirkby, GSP_KIRY_1 which is connected to the SP Manweb Plc Distribution System. The Transmission Company propose that GSP_KIBY_G is allocated to the North Western (_G) GSP Group.

Prior to the SVG making any revision of the Grid Supply Points to be comprised in a Group of GSPs, the Code requires the Panel to consult with the Authority, the Transmission Company, the Licensed Distribution System Operators comprised or to be comprised in relevant GSP Groups and all Suppliers.

You are invited to provide a response in respect of the questions on the attached pro-forma. Please send your responses, entitled “Kirkby GSP Registration Consultation”, to bm.unit@elexon.co.uk by 17:00 on Thursday, 29 May 2014.

Profiling & Settlement Review: Consultation April 2014

Summary

This consultation is part of the Profiling and Settlement Review. It is part of a project to identify future options for reducing Settlement timescales in light of the smart metering roll-out.

2014 Review of GSP Group Correction Scaling Weights

Summary

We are consulting on revised GSP Group Correction Scaling Weights based on a revised methodology and approach to the volume errors that have been estimated in the Non Half hourly and Half Hourly markets.

Consultation on EMR data flows

Summary

As part of the implementation of Electricity Market Reform (EMR), responsibility for settlement with generators, suppliers and capacity providers will lie with the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Counterparty and the Capacity Market (CM) Settlement Body.

They will deliver this function through ELEXON. ELEXON is therefore procuring an IT provider to build, host and operate the appropriate IT settlement systems that will calculate and invoice CM and CfD payments. These systems will be required to exchange electronic data flows with a variety of market participants and data providers.

This consultation sought views on the interfaces that will be used for the exchange of electronic data flows to and from the EMR settlement systems and a variety of market participants and data providers.

Credit Assessment Price (CAP) Review Consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on decreasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £51/MWh.

CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change to the value of CAP can affect the amount of Credit Cover that a Party is required to lodge.

Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Credit Committee.

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Oliver Xing on 020 7380 4276 or CreditCommittee@elexon.co.uk.

Trading Operations Report Consultation

Summary

ELEXON is reviewing the Trading Operations Report to ensure that it continues to best meet customer requirements, and to improve its usability and relevance.

The attached slides set out our proposed changes.  We welcome any comments or views on these by email to chris.braley@elexon.co.uk.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris on 020 7380 4108.

BMRS consultation

Summary

We invite you to respond to the attached consultation for delivering a modern Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS). This consultation follows on from a recent BMRS survey and outlines the issues our end users are facing and the benefits that we believe would accrue from introducing a new low grade web platform. We are seeking your views on these matters and we will use the information you provide to shape a new BMRS platform and the approach to its delivery.

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Wednesday 15 January 2014. Please email your completed response to market.operations@elexon.co.uk.

If you have any questions on this document, please contact Zaahir Ghanty on 020 7380 4362 or zaahir.ghanty@elexon.co.uk.

Risk Operating Plan 2014/15 Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2014/15, and to submit any comments to melinda.anderson@elexon.co.uk. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) meeting on 28 November 2013.

If you have any questions on this document please contact Melinda Anderson on 020 7380 4019.

Consultation on the Market Index Definition Statement (MIDS) Review

Summary

The Market Index Definition Statement (MIDS) has been reviewed to ensure that the Market Index Data used to calculate the reverse price is providing a reasonable reflection of the price of wholesale electricity in the short term market.

The Imbalance Settlement Group (ISG) is seeking views from the industry on the suitability of the current Individual Liquidity Threshold, Timeband weightings and Product weightings as defined in the MIDS.

If you would like to respond, please complete the proforma and send it to oliver.xing@elexon.co.uk by Wednesday 11 September 2013. The ISG will consider all the consultation responses at its September meeting where a final recommendation will be made to the BSC Panel.

2013 Review of GSP Group Correction Scaling Weights

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on revised Grid Supply Point (GSP) Group Correction Scaling Weights based on updated analysis of errors in the Non Half hourly and Half Hourly markets.

GSP Group Correction is the mechanism that adjusts Suppliers’ Metered Volumes in each GSP Group so that they, in aggregate, match the GSP Group Take.

It is proposed that the revised GSP Group Correction Scaling Weights be implemented on 1 April 2014. Parties are invited to review the analysis and its findings and provide comments to ELEXON.

Please return your responses to bsc.admin@elexon.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 13 September 2013.

They will be presented to the Supplier Volume Allocation Group (SVG) for consideration.

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Justin Andrews on 020 7380 4345.

Credit Assessment Price consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on increasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £58/MWh.

CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change to the value of CAP can ultimately affect the amount of Credit Cover that a Party is required to lodge.

Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Credit Committee.

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Beth Connew on 020 7380 4189 or CreditCommittee@elexon.co.uk.

Consultation for Allocation of a number of New Grid Supply Points (GSPs) to GSP Groups

Summary

ELEXON has received applications from the Transmission Company for new GSPs at Berryburn (GSP_BERB), Fetteresso (GSP_FETT), St Asaph (GSP_SASA), Stoke Bardolph (GSP_SBAR) and Tynemouth (GSP_TYNE).

The Transmission Company Proposed that these are allocated to the following GSP Groups: North Scotland (_P) GSP Group for GSP_BERB and  GSP_FETT; SP MANWEB (_D) GSP Group  for GSP_SASA-; East Midlands (_B) GSP Group for GSP_SBAR-; and North Eastern (_F) GSP Group for GSP_TYNE.

If you have any views on the allocation of these GSPs to GSP Groups, please respond using the consultation response form and send to bm.unit@elexon.co.uk by 5pm on Thursday 15 August 2013. You can use the response form to respond to any of the applications.

Consultation for Allocation of a New Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group

Summary

ELEXON has received notification of a new GSP registration application from the Transmission Company. Scottish Power are constructing a new Grid Supply Point in Glasgow City Centre, to be known as Finnieston GSP. The Transmission Company propose that GSP_FINN is allocated to the South Scotland (_N) GSP Group. Respondents’ views are sought when assessing the GSP_FINN (Finnieston) GSP Registration.

Draft BSCCo Business Plan 2013-14

Summary

We would like your feedback on our Business Plan for 2013-14.

The Business Plan is in two parts:

1. A Business Strategy describing our priorities and major activities; and
2. An Annual Budget setting out the associated costs

Please email your responses to victoria.moxham@elexon.co.uk by Wednesday 23 January 2013.

If you would like to talk to us about our Business Plan, please contact Victoria Moxham at victoria.moxham@elexon.co.uk or on 020 7380 4166.

Delivering Settlement Reform – A consultation on the review project & invitation to seminar

Summary

At the end of July Ofgem asked the BSC Panel to provide them with a report by the end of this year setting out how the Panel and industry could undertake a review and reform of the Settlement arrangements (Supplier Volume Allocation) in support of Ofgem’s Smarter Markets work. Ofgem will decide how it wishes the work to proceed early next year.

ELEXON is developing the report in conjunction with an advisory group. We have issued a consultation seeking views on the approach, scope, design, risks, issues and deliverables from such a review. Responses are invited by 9 November.

If you have any questions or we would like to receive a copy of the consultation, please contact smart@elexon.co.ukor speak to David Jones on 020 7380 4213

 

Smart Meter Technical Details Consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks feedback on changes to responsibilities for maintaining and distributing Meter Technical Details for Smart Meters. Please send your responses to steve.francis@elexon.co.uk by 26 October 2012.

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Jon Spence (jon.spence@elexon.co.uk) on 020 7380 4313 or Steve Francis (steve.francis@elexon.co.uk) on 020 7380 4038.

Risk Operating Plan 2013/14 Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2013/14, and to submit any comments to paa@elexon.co.uk. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) meeting on 29 November 2012.

If you have any questions on this document please contact Melinda Anderson on 020 7380 4019.

Consultation on the Market Index Definition Statement (MIDS) Review

Summary

The MIDS has been reviewed to ensure that the Market Index Data used to calculate the reverse price is providing a reasonable reflection of the price of wholesale electricity in the short term market.

The Imbalance Settlement Group (ISG) is seeking views from the industry on the suitability of including the Overnight product in the MIDS and/or giving a ‘0’ weighting to timeband 6 (i.e. excluding the trades between in timeband 6).

The consultation has been published on the ELEXON Website. If you would like to respond, please complete the proforma and send it to Oliver Xing by Tuesday 18 September 2012. The ISG will consider all the consultation responses at its September meeting where a final recommendation will be made to the BSC Panel.

Credit Assessment Price Consultation: August 2012 [Closed]

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on increasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £52/MWh.

CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change to the value of CAP can ultimately affect the amount of Credit Cover that a Party is required to lodge.

Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Credit Committee.

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Jon Spence on 020 7380 4313 or CreditCommittee@elexon.co.uk.

Consultation on BSC Services Manager Contract Principles

Summary

The ELEXON Board invites you to respond to this consultation to express your views on the Initial BSC Services Manager Contract Principles and to provide further views on the areas discussed in the Contract Framework Document. For more information and associated documentation, visit the Separating ELEXON from its role as the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo) page of our website.

Risk Evaluation Register 2013/14 for Industry Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Evaluation Register 2013/14, and to submit any comments to paa@elexon.co.uk. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board meeting on 23 August 2012.

Consultation on BSC Services Manager service description

Summary

Before BSCCo may consider outsourcing some or all BSC services to a new BSC Agent, a new Service Description defining the services to be provided by the new BSC Agent must be produced and approved. It is intended this Service Description will capture all services currently provided by ELEXON Ltd (BSCCo).

In anticipation of any outsourcing decision, and subject to Authority approval of Modification P284, the BSC Panel is seeking views as to whether the proposed Service Description appropriately captures all of the services that are currently provided by ELEXON.

Consultation for Allocation of a New Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group

Summary

Section K1.8 of the Code states that the Panel may consider revising the GSPs comprised in a Group of GSPs (including the establishment of a Group of GSPs):

  • Where a new GSP Point is commissioned or an existing GSP Point is decommissioned; or
  • Where the Panel consider it appropriate to do so.

As part of a 132kV Switchgear change at Walpole S/S, National Grid and the affected LDSOs are taking the opportunity to regularise the connection arrangement whereby supplies to two LDSO Networks are currently the subject of a difference metering scheme. (Metering Dispensation D:106).  This involves the registration of a ‘new’ GSPs, and the eventual de-registration of existing Distribution System Connection Point II_WALPB1.

Appendix A shows the ‘before’ and ‘after’ scenarios.

The Transmission Company propose that GSP WALP_B is allocated to the East Midlands (_B) GSP Group.

Consultation for Allocation of a New Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group

Summary

Section K1.8 of the Code states that the Panel may consider revising the GSPs comprised in a Group of GSPs (including the establishment of a Group of GSPs):

  • Where a new GSP Point is commissioned or an existing GSP Point is decommissioned; or
  • Where the Panel consider it appropriate to do so.

Scottish Power are constructing a new Grid Supply Point in East Glasgow, to be known as Dalmarnock GSP.

The Transmission Company propose that GSP DALM3 is allocated to the South Scotland (_N) GSP Group.

Profiling and Settlement Review Group Consultation on Dynamic Switching

Summary

We are seeking views on what changes to BSC arrangements are likely to be needed to accommodate dynamic switching once smart meters with load switching capabilities have been rolled out and the current Radio Teleswitch Service (RTS) infrastructure is no longer available.

The consultation also seeks to establish what load/meters are currently being switched dynamically, by whom and for what purposes.

Consultation for Allocation of a New GSP to a GSP Group

Summary

As part of a 132kV Switchgear change at Littlebrook S/S, National Grid and the affected LDSO are taking the opportunity to regularise the connection arrangement whereby supplies to two LDSO Networks and Littlebrook Power Station Supplies are currently the subject of a difference metering scheme. (Metering Dispensation D:32). This involves the registration of 2 ‘new’ GSPs, and the de-registration of existing GSP_LITT_1 and Distribution System Connection Point II_DARTFORD_C.

Credit Assessment Price Consultation: January 2012

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on decreasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £47/MWh.

CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change in the value of CAP can ultimately affect the amount of Credit Cover that a Party is required to lodge.

Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Credit Committee.

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Ian Scougal on 020 7380 4131 or CreditCommittee@elexon.co.uk.

Draft BSCCo Business Plan 2012-13

Summary

We would like your feedback on our Business Plan for 2012-13.

The Business Plan is in two parts:

  1. A Business Strategy describing our priorities and major activities
  2. An Annual Budget setting out the associated costs

Please email your responses to david.jones@elexon.co.uk by Tuesday 17 January 2012.

If you would like to talk to us about our Business Plan, please contact David Jones at david.jones@elexon.co.uk or on 020 7380 4213.

Credit Assessment Price Consultation – November 2011

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on decreasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £52/MWh.

CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change in the value of CAP can ultimately affect the amount of Credit Cover that a Party is required to lodge.

Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Credit Committee.

If you have any questions regarding this consultation please contact Ian Scougal on 020 7380 4131 or CreditCommittee@elexon.co.uk

Risk Operating Plan 2012/13 – Industry Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Operating Plan (ROP) 2012/13, and to submit any comments to paa@elexon.co.uk. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) meeting on 24 November 2011.

Proposed Change to the Credit Assessment Price

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on increasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £59/MWh.

CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change in the value of CAP can ultimately affect the amount of Credit Cover that a Party is required to lodge.

Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Credit Committee.

If you have any questions regarding this consultation please contact Ian Scougal on 020 7380 4131 or CreditCommittee@elexon.co.uk

Proposed Scaling Weights for GSP Group Correction

Summary

This consultation document invites Market Participants to comment on a proposed change to the GSP Group Correction Scaling Weights. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the SVG.

Market Index Definition Statement Review 2011

Summary

This consultation document has been issued following the annual review of the Market Index Definition statement. The ISG is seeking respondents’ views on possible changes to the MIDS.

Walney 2 GSP Registration Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the allocation of a new Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the SVG.

Sheringham Shoal GSP Registration Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the allocation of a new Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the SVG.

Ormonde GSP Registration Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the allocation of a new Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the SVG.

Profiling and Settlement Review Group Cost Benefit Analysis PCs 1 to 4

Summary

We are seeking views on the proposal of mandating Half Hourly settlement for customers in Profile Classes 1-4 from a future date. The consultation also proposes that Non Half Hourly settlement will be discontinued at some point in the future. It will inform the cost benefit analysis work and help identify the benefits and barriers to our customers settling volumes of energy on a Half-Hourly basis as Smart (or Advanced) meters are installed for customers in Profile Classes 1-4.

BRMS Zones Review Report

Summary

The purpose of this consulation is to invite responses to the BMRS Zones Review Report.

Risk Evaluation Register 2012/13 Industry Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Evaluation Register 2012/13, and to submit any comments to paa@elexon.co.uk. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board meeting on 25 August 2011.

Credit Assessment Price Consultation: March 2011

Summary

This consultation seeks respondents’ views on increasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £60/MWh.

CAP is used in the Credit Cover calculation and a change in the value of CAP can ultimately affect the amount of Credit Cover that a Party is required to lodge.

Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Credit Committee.

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact Ian Scougal on 020 7380 4131 or CreditCommittee@elexon.co.uk.

Thanet GSP Registration Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the allocation of a new Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the SVG.

Gunfleet Sands GSP Registration Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the allocation of a new Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the SVG.

Barrow GSP Registration Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the allocation of a new Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the SVG.

Robin Rigg GSP Registration Consultation

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the allocation of a new Grid Supply Point (GSP) to a GSP Group. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the SVG.

Risk Evaluation Methodology Consultation

Summary

This consultation asks respondents to review the Risk Evaluation Methodology 2012/13, and to submit any comments to paa@elexon.co.uk. Responses to this consultation will be presented to the Performance Assurance Board meeting on 31 March 2011.

Business Plan Consultation

Summary

We would really like your feedback on our Business Plan for 2011-12.

Please email your responses to communications@elexon.co.uk by Friday 21 January 2011.

If you’d like to talk to us about our Business Plan, please call Gareth Forrester on 020 7380 4159.

Risk Operating Plan 2011/2012 Consultation

Summary

We invite you to respond to the consultation on the Risk Operating Plan (ROP) for 2011/12 (the proposed amendments can be found in Section 2 of the ROP). ELEXON will present the consultation responses to the PAB at its meeting on Thursday 28 October 2010. At this meeting the PAB, with delegated authority from the Panel, will approve the ROP 2011/12 (subject to any changes it deems necessary).

Please email your completed response to paa@elexon.co.uk by 17 September 2010.

Profiling and Settlement Review Impact Assessment

Summary

This Impact Assessment underpins a Cost Benefit Analysis that forms part of our Profiling and Settlement Review. We want to identify the benefits and barriers to our customers as Advanced, Half-Hourly-capable metering systems become available for Profile Classes 5-8. What we learn from this consultation will also position us to help our customers as they prepare for Smart metering.

Market Index Definition Statement (MIDS) 2010 Review

Summary

This consultation document seeks respondents’ views on the ISG’s initial recommendations relating to the Review of the Market Index Definition Statement.

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