Q8 committee

Q8 is an extension of the Trading Disputes Committee (TDC) and hears trading compensation claims. Under BSC Section Q8, BSC Parties may claim compensation if they have suffered a material loss due to being unable to submit Physical Notifications during an unplanned Transmission Company Outage.

About the committee

The BSC Panel has delegated authority to assess these claims to the Q8 Committee. The Q8 Committee has the same members as the Trading Disputes Committee (TDC) and holds meetings when necessary. Q8 members are appointed by, and report to the BSC Panel.

Become a committee member

Interested in becoming a TDC Member?  Apply using our online form or contact [email protected] for more information.


Q8 meetings are held ad-hoc when a compensation claim is raised. Meetings are held in open session where the business discussed in non-confidential. Items relating to confidentiality or commercially sensitive issues are held in closed session.

Remote meetings due to COVID-19

We have decided, save in exceptional circumstances, we will not be re-opening the Elexon office to external visitors until at least the beginning of 2021 and we will therefore continue to hold all meetings, committees and workgroups virtually. This was decided after viewing the feedback and results from an internal and external survey. 

To recognise this prolonged change to our working arrangements, we have created a set of principles to be followed when holding online meetings. These principles will be highlighted at the beginning of each meeting to hopefully improve your virtual meeting experience.


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