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How can I monitor my Credit Cover Percentage?

You can set up bespoke Credit Cover Percentage (CCP) email alerts on the Elexon Portal? This service will notify you when your CCP exceeds or falls below a certain percentage. In addition to this, you can also choose to receive an email update every half hour. The diagram below explains the process of the alerting […]
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How is the CAP value set?

The process for reviewing and setting the CAP is defined in the CAP Review guidance document. On the first day of the week, Elexon calculates a reference price derived from forward market prices. If the difference between the CAP and the reference price exceeds a pre-set trigger value Elexon issues an industry consultation seeking views […]
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How does a change of CAP affect me?

A change in CAP affects the first five working days of the Credit Cover Percentage (CCP) calculation, known as Credit Assessment Energy Indebtedness (CEI). The CEI is calculated in MWh and the CAP is used to convert this into £. The CEI can be positive or negative depending on how the Party has bought/sold energy […]
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Where can I find CAP data?

The current and previous values of the CAP can be found on the Elexon Portal.
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What is CAP and how is it used?

The Credit Assessment Price (CAP) is used in the calculation of Trading Parties’ Credit Cover Percentage. It is a notional price of 1 MWh of energy that is used in the calculation for five working days prior to II Settlement Run data being available.
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Do I need to lodge collateral (credit cover) with Elexon?

Charges are made to or by Party’s as a result of any imbalance (Trading Charges) 29 days after a Settlement Day. Credit Cover ensures that we have enough collateral from you to cover these payments and subsequently all other Trading Parties if you cannot make them. We don’t specify the amount of Credit Cover you […]
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What is Credit Assessment Load Factor (CALF)?

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What are the consequences of Credit Default?

If a Party enters Credit Default a notice will be published by the Energy Contract Volume Aggregation Agent (ECVAA) on the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS).
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When does a Credit Default occur?

The Credit Default processes are triggered when a Party’s Credit Cover Percentage (CCP) exceeds a given threshold. CCP represents a Party’s yet-to-be-paid Trading Charges as a percentage of the collateral it has lodged as Credit Cover. The Level 1 Credit Default process is triggered when the CCP exceeds 80% and the Level 2 Credit Default […]
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What is Credit Default?

Under the BSC arrangements, Trading Charges for a given Settlement Day are, on average, due to be paid 29 days later. This means that Parties will always have approximately 29 days of accrued Trading Charges which are yet to be paid. Parties lodge collateral with Elexon to cover these charges should the Party become unable […]
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