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Modification: P361

Revised treatment of BSC Charges for Lead Parties of Interconnector BM Units

Proposer: Nord Pool Spot AS

Current Phase: Assessment Procedure

Lead Analyst: Lawrence Jones

Category: Interconnector

Implementation Date: 1 November 2018 (November 2018 Release)


For the purposes of calculating Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Charges, Interconnector Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units in Great Britain, are currently treated as either a Production BM Unit  (generation) or a Consumption BM Unit (demand). The BSC Charges derived from Credited Energy Volumes are paid for by all BSC Parties having Production and Consumption BMUs with non-zero Metered Volumes, including Interconnector Users. Under the EU Third Package (Article 2 of Regulation 714/2009) they should be treated as part of the Transmission System and not as Production or Consumption.

This Modification Proposal seeks to exclude Interconnector BM Unit’s Credit Energy Volumes from the BSC Charges calculations, in order to comply with the EU Third Package.


Please email bsc.change@elexon.co.uk if you would like to join the P361 Workgroup by 17 November 2017.

P361 was raised by Nord Pool Spot AS on 31 October 2017. The Initial Written Assessment (IWA) was presented to the Panel at its meeting on 9 November 2017. The Panel agreed to progress P361 to the Assessment Procedure. The first Workgroup meeting is planned for the week commencing 4 December 2017.


P361 Initial Written Assessment  [774.9 Kb]
Document Date: 2 November 2017

P361 Proposal Form  [390.7 Kb]
Document Date: 31 October 2017