Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service Change Board (BCB)

Remote Meetings

Events relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are changing on a daily basis. We took an early decision to base all of our staff at home as a means of continuing our service uninterrupted, and to help in efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Consequently, for the time being, we will no longer be hosting meetings at our London office, though we will continue to provide our services as normal.

Please read through our guidance with respect to forthcoming meetings which will be hosted remotely for the foreseeable future. Your meeting host will be in contact with you to ensure all necessary arrangements are in place to hold meetings virtually.

Clearly the specific advice we are referencing here may change so we ask all committee members and stakeholders to ensure they keep up to date on advice from the Government and we will also update our procedures, and notify you, as appropriate.

For further information please visit the Public Health England website.

About the BCB

The Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service Change Board is responsible for supporting the BSC Panel in meeting its objectives with matters relating to the BMRS processes and systems, including:

  • Considering items that relate to the reporting, publishing and collection of data and information for use on the BMRS.
  • Approving and authorising changes of those documents, processes and systems in accordance with BSCP40.
  • Providing guidance and insight on the long-term development and strategy of the BMRS platform, producing an annual strategy for presentation to the BSC Panel to this effect.

The purpose of the Board is to reduce the timescales to progress BMRS changes and reduce the burden on market participants to respond to consultations, whilst maintaining transparency and Change Management controls.

This Board is able to approve small, low risk and low impact BMRS Changes.

Meetings for this Board will take place when needed, as opposed to on a monthly basis. Attendees can also participate in meetings via conference call.  

Members for this Board cover both Trading Party nominated Members and up to two Members, which represent non-BSC Party organisations/entities which have a vested interest in BMRS and/or BSC data.

The First Meeting will be held on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

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