Planned downtime for deployment of BSC Central Systems technology upgrade

There will be a period of planned downtime on the BSC Central Systems from 20:57 (BST) on Wednesday 27 June to 09:15 (BST) on Thursday 28 June 2018. This outage is required for the technology upgrade of the BSC Central Systems including the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS), Energy Contract Volume Aggregation Agent (ECVAA), Settlement Administration Agent (SAA), Central Data Collection Agent (CDCA) and Central Registration Agent (CRA).

During the period of planned downtime, the BMRS website will not publish data via the website or the API and Data Push services. The ECVAA application and web service will be impacted by the outage.

To submit your data, you will need to arrange for your Party Agents to submit before 20:57 (BST) on 27 June 2018, all contract notifications for the following: 

  • Settlement Periods 45 to 48 (inclusive) for 27 June 2018
  • Settlement Periods 1 to 21 (inclusive) on 28 June 2018.

Please submit all contract notifications for the affected Settlement Periods as early as possible to reduce the risk of them missing Gate Closure.  You may also wish to submit contract notifications for Settlement Period 22 on 28 June 2018 before the downtime, as there is only 15 minutes between the end of the downtime and Gate Closure for Settlement Period 22.

Please read ELEXON Circular EL02836 to find out more about the impact of this planned downtime.   

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