IT notices: BMRS planned downtime on 31 October 2018

There will be a scheduled maintenance to the BMR service on 31 October 2018.

What is happening?

There will be a period of planned downtime on the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) from 18:00 (GMT) to 22:00 (GMT) on Wednesday 31 October 2018.

This period of planned downtime is required to implement the November 2018 BSC Release.

How will I be impacted?

During the period of planned downtime, the BMRS will not load or publish data via the website, APIs and Data Push Service.

In addition, users of the TIBCO service will not receive any TIBCO messages via their High Grade Communications Lines and European Transparency Regulation (ETR) data will not be sent to ENTSO-E Transparency Platform during the outage.

Please note that you can continue to submit REMIT data via the Elexon Portal during this planned downtime, where the data will be accepted, queued and sent in sequence, however these files will be delayed by this planned downtime.

Following this planned downtime

The BMRS will start processing the backlog and we expect website and APIs will be fully updated by approximately 23:00 (GMT) on 31 October 2018.

The remaining BSC Central Systems are unaffected by this planned downtime.

Is there anything else I need to know?


Shortly after the completion of the outage, Elexon will carry out post-deployment business process checks and further communications will be issued.


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