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This page lists all of the news articles we have produced over the last year. Any news articles older than 1 year are removed from the website as they will have concluded their designated lifecycle. Please contact us if you are looking for specific information on any subjects we have covered.
This page gives details of a consultation on decreasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £62 from 7 March 2024. This two-day consultation will close at 17:00 on 21 February 2024.
The Qualification Assessment Document (QAD) sets out the information and evidence that all Suppliers, Supplier Agents, MEMs, and LDSOs are required to provide to BSC and REC Code Bodies so that they can be MHHS Qualified to operate the new arrangements.
Elexon’s response to Ofgem Consultation on Market facilitator delivery bodySource: Elexon Corporate Website
Submission of Generation and Demand Capacity (GC/DC) for the Spring 2024 BSC Season
The Spring BSC Season begins on 1 March 2024. The deadline for submitting your GC and DC values for the Season is 15 February 2024.
Even if the values are identical to the last BSC Season you need to submit values for the new Season.
MHHS: Pre-Qualification Submission Window Open
The pre-qualification submission window for Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) participation has been opened today (5 February) and final submissions must be provided by 26 April 2024.
Non-System Integration Testing (SIT) Suppliers, Supplier Agents and Meter Equipment Managers, New Entrant LDSO Programme Participants are required to provide a Pre-Qualification Submission for MHHS Qualification.
We invite you to comment on the Risk Operating Plan (ROP) for 2024/25. The ROP provides an overview of planned activities undertaken by the Performance Assurance Administrator (PAA) as part of the Performance Assurance annual cycle.
Respond to Ofgem’s consultation on licence conditions and changes to the BSC to implement Elexon’s new ownership arrangements
The Future System Operator (FSO) will be established in 2024 and will be called the National Energy System Operator (NESO). As a result, Elexon will move away from being under National Grid ESO ownership and in future will operate under a ‘federated model’ ownership arrangement. Ofgem are asking for your views on licence conditions and changes to the BSC to support the implementation of the new ownership agreements.
Elexon Insight: The key to unlocking the future of local flexibilitySource: Elexon Corporate Website
Enhancing our customer enquiry processes using Elexon Support
In our recent customer feedback survey, a number of customers expressed the need for a more efficient and streamlined process to submit and track enquiries and concerns related to the BSC and its services.
We’ve taken this feedback on board and have been working on an enquiry management tool called Elexon Support. Elexon Support will provide you with a centralised platform to easily manage your interactions with us.
This page gives details of a consultation on decreasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £90 from 2 February 2024. This two-day consultation will close at 17:00 on 18 January 2024.
An update on CP1589 ‘Change the number of characters used to specify Market Participant Role Codes in MDD’
CP1589 ‘Change the number of characters used to specify Market Participant Role Codes in the Market Domain Data’ will now go for decision following the Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS) decision for Change Request (CR) CR041 ‘Change the format of Market Participant Role Code from Char(1) to Char(2)’.
CR041 was issued for impact assessment on 10 January 2024 and will close on 24 January 2024.
Flow data from Britain’s newest interconnector link now available
Instant data on electricity flows across the new 1.4 GW Viking interconnector is now available from Elexon. The Viking Link is the world’s longest land and subsea electricity cable, connecting the East of England with Denmark.
Making the flow data for the Viking Link available is important so that Elexon can continue to provide more transparency to anyone that monitors the electricity market.
Tell us your views on our 2024/25 business planSource: Elexon Corporate Website
Elexon were seeking views from industry on the proposed changes to the BSC to enable Elexon’s ownership change, as part of a process led by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) and Ofgem. The purpose of this informal consultation was to confirm that the proposed changes to the BSC meet the policy intent, as published by DESNZ and Ofgem.
This consultation was running in tandem with an Ofgem consultation on new electricity supply and generation licence conditions to implement the new ownership arrangements for Elexon.
Elexon’s views on the Market Facilitator roleSource: Elexon Corporate Website
This page gives details of a consultation on decreasing the Credit Assessment Price (CAP) to £100 from 4 January 2024. This two-day consultation will close at 17:00 on 15 December 2023.
Code Drafting in preparation for Market-Wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS)
A significant amount of work is being done by Elexon and the Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement Programme (MHHSP) to make changes to BSC documents (or to develop new documents) in preparation for MHHS.
Credit Assessment Load Factor values for spring 2024 BSC Season: 1 February appeal deadline
The Credit Assessment Load Factor (CALF) values for the spring 2024 BSC Season, which runs from 1 March 2024 to 31 May 2024, are available from the Credit/Credit Alerting section under the Financial and Credit menu on the ELEXON Portal.
If you are the Lead Party of a non-Credit Qualifying BMU, you can appeal an assigned CALF value if you believe it does not accurately represent your expected activity.
Impact of MHHS Programme Change Freeze on BSC Changes
The Market Wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Programme has implemented a Programme Change Freeze. This means that any BSC Changes that require changes to the MHHS design or MHHS code drafting (via a MHHS Change Request) are likely to have their implementation postponed.
MHHS Qualification Plan presented to Suppliers and Supplier Agent representatives
Code Bodies presented the MHHS Qualification Plan to Suppliers and Supplier Agent representatives in an extraordinary Qualification Working Group (QWG) meeting on Monday 27 November.
The Qualification Plan provided the current position for Supplier and Supplier Agent Qualification alongside the Qualification Approach & Plan (QAP) and the Qualification Assessment Document (QAD) timelines.