P433 ‘P375-P420 Legal Text Alignment’
Formal title: Updating the P375 legal text to align with the post-P420 BSC Baseline
P433 seeks to ensure that the Legal Text for Approved Modification P375 ‘Settlement of Secondary BM Units using metering behind the site Boundary Point’ is aligned with the BSC baseline introduced by the implementation of P420 ‘Retail Code Consolidation Significant Code Review’. This Modification will correct a number of manifest errors introduced into the P375 legal text by P420 and will therefore allow the implementation of the P375 Legal Text in the BSC on the P375 Implementation Date.
P420 ‘Retail Code Consolidation Significant Code Review’ was implemented on 1 September 2021, amending the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) to align it with the Retail Energy Code (REC) version 2.0 as part of Ofgem’s Faster Switching Significant Code Review. The legal text for P375 ‘Settlement of Secondary BM Units using metering behind the site Boundary Point’, was approved by BSC Panel at its meeting in October 2020 (307/06), well before the full P420 solution had been developed. The P420 legal text impacts the P375 approved legal text. Consequently, the P375 legal text cannot be implemented on 30 June 2022 due to conflicts with amendments introduced by P420.
P433 would resolve the legal text conflicts by re-baselining the approved P375 changes on the post-P420 versions of the BSC. This Modification should, if approved, amend a small amount of the legal text approved under P375 without changing its intent to allow the effective implementation of P375 on 30 June 2022.
Amendments will resolve inconsistencies, including conflicts between the P375 approved drafting and the current post-P420 baseline, and housekeeping errors.