Cash Flows data from the Trading Operations Report


The page below details highlighted Cash Flows data from the previous month, as highlighted in the Trading Operations Report (TOR). This data is acquired from BSC Agents and inputted to the Trading Operation Monitoring Analysis System (TOMAS) database.

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Party cashflows in the Settlement system

This chart shows an absolute sum of Settlement Cashflow aggregated by Party.



In June, all three Party Cashflows decreased compared to May. Total Balancing Cashflow decreased by £14.10m to £102.05m, Total Imbalance Cashflow decreased by £5.75m to £192.66m and Total Residual Cashflow Reallocation Cashflow (RCRC) decreased by £7.52 to £20.93m. More analysis on Party cashflow in the 2020/21 financial year can be found in our latest BSC Insight: How much does the BSC Settle annually? 

Accepted offer cashflow/bid cashflow 

The two graphs in the sections below depict the cash flow associated with accepted bids and offers by Period and Fuel Type. It provides an insight into how much balancing actions cost and how the amount is influenced by the time of day and type of BMU used for balancing. Positive values on either graph reflect cost to the system (i.e. payments made to BSC Parties). Negative values show payments made by BSC Parties.

Accepted offer cashflow by period and fuel type


The highest Offer cashflows seen in June 2021 occurred during Settlement Period 48(£2.4m); 93% of the Offer cashflow in this Settlement Period went to Gas BMUs, with a further 6% to Coal and 1% to Biomass. 

Accepted bid cashflow by period and fuel type


The highest positive Bid cashflows occurred during Settlement Period 9 (£250k); 85% of this cashflow went to Wind BMUs8% to Pumped Storage BMUs and 6% to Other BMUs. 


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