IT Notices: Planned National Grid ESO ASDP and IP Outage

What is happening?

National Grid ESO has informed us that there will be a planned outage on the Ancillary Services Dispatch Platform (ASDP) and Information Provision (IP) systems between 13:35 and 15:40 (BST) today, Tuesday 1 September 2020. The IP system publishes Balancing Services Adjustment Data (NETBSAD and DISBSAD) to the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) and ASDP submits half hourly Non-BM STOR utilisation volumes to BMRS.

How will I be affected?

During this downtime, NETBSAD, DISBSAD and Non-BM STOR utilisation files will not be published on the BMRS website, APIs, Data Push Service and TIBCO. The indicative System Prices published on BMRS may not be accurate between these times. Once the outages are completed the files will be reprocessed.

The ASDP reporting service will be down. No ASDP dispatch will be carried out during the outage. For ASDP System users, any dispatch instructions sent by National Grid ESO during the outage will be carried out by telephone. The pending files will be reprocessed after the outage as part of the catch-up activities.

Do I need to take any further action?

No, however any BSC Parties with questions for National Grid regarding this planned outage should phone 0800 917 7111 or 0800 085 4806. Overseas callers should use +44 870 521 6121 and quote “NETA EDT”.

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