Open Data Requests
Following the implementation of BSC Modification P398 ‘Increasing Access to BSC Data’, Elexon is now accepting requests to publish BSC data. Following a data request, Elexon will assess, triage and classify requested data sets. If approved by the BMRS Change Board (BCB), the data will be published on the Elexon website, Elexon Portal and BMRS website.
Data Request log
Below you will find a log of all data requests and their progress. You can search for requested datasets, track their progress and view their publish location.
If your request is not captured in the request log, please submit a request form below:
Once your request has been submitted, an analyst will contact you to acknowledge your request. The request will be processed in accordance with the Process for Requesting BSC Data Code Subsidiary Document.
Why does Elexon support open data requests?
The Energy Data Taskforce highlighted in their 2019 report, ‘A Strategy for a Modern Digitalised Energy System’, that access to open data assists progress to net zero by supporting innovators in developing new products and services. They also outlined a clear and transparent process for assessing requests for open data.
Following the BSC Modification Process, Elexon sought the views of energy industry participants and innovators to implement the data request process into the Balancing and Settlement Code.
The advantage of data being made available through the data request process is that:
- a BSC modification is not required to make the data available
- the entire data request process is transparently set out in a code subsidiary document that will be reviewed every two years to stay up to date with best practice
- the published data can be reviewed as and when required
Any BSC data can be requested through this process, including datasets that are already available.