P374: Aligning the BSC with EB GL

Formal title: Aligning the BSC with the EB GL change process and derogation approach

Current Status

Initial Written Assessment
Assessment Procedure
Report Phase
With Authority
Awaiting Implementation


P374 seeks to ensure that the BSC is aligned with the European Electricity Balancing Guideline (EB GL – Regulation 2017/2195) derogation and change process by ensuring that:

  • BSC Modifications are not implemented until the EB GL change process has completed; and
  • BSC Derogations cannot be granted for provisions that meet the EB GL balancing terms and conditions.

Specifically, P374 aims to reflect changes to the Code Governance arising from the application of the terms and conditions related to balancing from Articles 4, 5, 6, 10 and 18 of the EB GL.


P374 was raised by SSE on 5 November 2018. The Initial Written Assessment was presented to the Panel on 8 November 2018. SSE shared with the Panel its comments on the ELEXON legal interpretations of the EB GL change process on 7 November 2018, which we have published below. The Panel believed there was insufficient information to decide how to proceed (options included to proceed to the Definition, Assessment or Report phase). The Panel, therefore, deferred its decision and wrote to Ofgem to seek further information to enable it to make a decision at its next regular meeting on 13 December 2018.

Next Events

The Panel will consider how P374 shall proceed at its meeting on 13 December 2018


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