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Modification: P351

Align the BSC with changes to the SCR requirements

Proposer: National Grid

Current Phase: Implemented

Category: Governance

Implementation Date: 1 April 2017

Summary

The proposal is to align Section F of the BSC with the changes to Transmission Licence, Standard Licence Condition C3 ‘Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC)’ being proposed by Ofgem. The Standard Licence Condition changes propose three routes under Significant Code Review (SCR) for a Modification to be progressed, with potential allowance to move between the processes.

1. Ofgem directs licensee(s) to raise Modification Proposal(s). At the end of the SCR process Ofgem would issue a direction to the relevant licensee(s). This direction may set out high level principles (with the detail to be developed by industry) or more specific, detailed conclusions to be given effect through code change(s). The Modification(s) would follow the standard industry code Modification processes.

2. Ofgem raises Modification Proposal(s). At the end of the SCR process Ofgem would raise a Modification(s) under the relevant code(s), and the Modification(s) would follow the standard industry code Modification processes.

3. Ofgem leads an end-to-end process to develop code Modification(s). The standard industry process would not apply; Ofgem would lead consultation and engagement needed to develop the appropriate code change(s). Ofgem would expect close involvement of the industry; for example, it may establish and lead Workgroups similar to the approach under the standard code Modification processes (but led by Ofgem).

Progression

On 1 March 2017 Ofgem issued a decision letter approving the P351 Proposed solution for Implementation on 1 April 2017 and rejecting the Alternative solution.

P351 was implemented on 1 April 2017.

Documents

P351 Proposal form  [173.1 Kb]
Document Date: 29 July 2016

P351 Initial Written Assessment  [326.9 Kb]
Document Date: 4 August 2016

P351 - Assessment Report  [842.8 Kb]
Document Date: 1 December 2016

P351 - Report Phase Consultation  [965.8 Kb]
Document Date: 12 December 2016

P351 - Draft Modification Report  [1.0 Mb]
Document Date: 12 January 2017

P351 - Final Modification Report  [1.0 Mb]
Document Date: 25 January 2017

Authority Decision Letter  [206.9 Kb]
Document Date: 1 March 2017

National Grid Direction Letter  [122.8 Kb]
Document Date: 2 March 2017