P395 ‘Aligning BSC Reporting with EMR Regulations – an enduring solution’

Formal title: Aligning BSC Reporting with EMR Regulations - an enduring solution

Current Status

Submission
Initial Written Assessment
Assessment Procedure
Report Phase
With Authority
Awaiting Implementation
Implemented

Summary

As per communication concerning the impact of COVID-19 the timeline for P395 has been pushed back.


 

Currently the BM Unit Gross Demand Report attributes to Suppliers electricity they have provided to generators (including storage facilities) operated by Generation Licensees, which falls outside the definition of ‘supply’ in the Electricity Act 1989.

P395 proposes to amend BSC systems and processes so that the SAA-I042 ‘BM Unit Gross Demand Report’ only includes electricity ‘supplied’ to premises by licensed Suppliers, and therefore excludes electricity imported by Generators operated by a licensee for generation activities (i.e. those activities authorised by their generation licence to carry on).

If you would like to join the P395 Workgroup, attend as a non-voting attendee, or be added to the P395 distribution, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Progression

Centrica raised P395 on 7 November 2019. The Panel considered the IWA on 14 November 2019 and agreed to advance the Modification to the Assessment Procedure. The first meeting of the P395 Workgroup was held on 19 February 2020, with the Workgroup and Proposer agreeing with Elexon’s interpretation of ToR A) ‘Which imports should be chargeable?’ The Workgroup noted that answering the P395 problem satisfactorily will involve consideration of scalability, practicality and cost to ensure that the solution is truly enduring, consistent with regulations and scalable to domestic level. 

The first meeting of the P395 Workgroup was held on 19 February 2020, with the Workgroup and Proposer agreeing with Elexon’s interpretation of ToR A) ‘Which imports should be chargeable?’ The Workgroup noted that answering the P395 problem satisfactorily will involve consideration of scalability, practicality and cost to ensure that the solution is truly enduring, consistent with regulations and scalable to domestic level.

The second P395 Workgroup was held on 4 December 2020, where the Workgroup considered draft Business Requirements and a potential new merit order approach to allocation of electricity flows.

The third meeting was held on 25 February 2021, where the group discussed comments raised on the Business Requirements and considered a solution expansion to address risk identified by EMRS.

Next Events

The next P395 meeting will be held on 24 May 2021, to consider outcomes of actions related to a potential expansion of the solution to address risk identified by EMRS.

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