BSC Open Data Licence


You are encouraged to use and re-use the Information that is available under this licence freely and flexibly, with only a few conditions.

Using Information under the BSC Open Data licence

Use of copyright and database right material expressly made available under this licence (the ‘Information’) indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions below.

Elexon grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use the Information subject to the conditions below.

This licence does not affect your freedom under fair dealing or fair use or any other copyright or database right exceptions and limitations.

By downloading, retrieving or accessing the Information in any way, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Licence.

You are free to:

  • copy, publish, distribute and transmit the Information;
  • adapt the Information;
  • exploit the Information commercially and non-commercially for example, by combining it with other Information, or by including it in your own product or application.

You must (where you do any of the above):

  • acknowledge the source of the Information in your product or application by including the attribution statement set out below and, where possible, provide a link to this licence;
  • you must use the following attribution statement:

Contains BSC information licensed under the BSC Open Data Licence.

These are important conditions of this licence and if you fail to comply with them the rights granted to you under this licence, or any similar licence granted by Elexon, will end automatically.


This licence does not cover:

  • personal data in the Information;
  • trademarks belonging to any organisation within the Elexon group of companies;
  • third party rights the Information Provider is not authorised to license;
  • other intellectual property rights, including patents, trade marks, and design rights; and


This licence does not grant you any right to use the Information in a way that suggests any official status or that Elexon endorse you or your use of the Information.

No warranty

The Information is licensed ‘as is’ and Elexon excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the Information to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Elexon is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use. Elexon does not guarantee the continued supply of the Information.

Governing Law

This licence is governed by the laws of England and Wales and any dispute arising under it shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


In this licence, the terms below have the following meanings:

‘Information’ means information identified by Elexon as being subject to this BSC Public Data Licence and which is  protected by copyright or by database right (for example, literary and artistic works, content, data and source code) offered for use under the terms of this licence.

‘Use’ means doing any act which is restricted by copyright or database right, whether in the original medium or in any other medium, and includes without limitation distributing, copying, adapting, modifying as may be technically necessary to use it in a different mode or format.

‘You’, ‘you’ and ‘your’ means the natural or legal person, or body of persons corporate or incorporate, acquiring rights in the Information (whether the Information is obtained directly from Elexon or otherwise) under this licence.

Additional Information

These terms are compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 and the Open Data Commons Attribution License, both of which license copyright and database rights. This means that when the Information is adapted and licensed under either of those licences, you automatically satisfy the conditions of this licence when you comply with the other licence.


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