Operations & Settlement: News
How we’re helping to spot GSP metering errors sooner
In the past eight years, we have identified five Grid Supply Point (GSP) Metering errors, equal to around 1.4% of the total number of GSP Meters. These errors have caused energy to be recorded incorrectly. As any unaccounted energy is allocated to BSC Parties through GSP Group Correction and Transmission Losses, such metering errors can present a large impact on the allocation of energy and therefore the accuracy of Trading Charges to BSC Parties.
We are publishing a beta version of our GSP change-point detection model to gather feedback from participants and help us identify other areas where central analytics and reporting could support industry in mitigating risks to Settlement.
Ofgem confirms Elexon will operate key IT data platform to support MHHS
Yesterday (21 April) Ofgem confirmed that the Balancing and Settlement Code will be used to govern and fund the new Data Integration Platform (DIP) to support Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS). This means that Elexon will manage the DIP service provider, which is currently being procured through the MHHS Programme.
Elexon Kinnect: our cloud native digital platform explained
A new interactive publication is available called Elexon Kinnect: Our cloud native digital platform explained. It explains how the three elements of Kinnect – the Customer, Settlement and Insights Solutions – work, and the benefits that each will realise.
Video about Kinnect Settlement Solution
Here you can watch a video about the Kinnect Settlement Solution that will handle our core balancing and settlement operations. Elexon Kinnect Settlement Solution forms the “engine” of our digital platform and will run our day-to-day settlement and invoicing operations. The video is introduced by Mark Bygraves, the Elexon CEO, and details of the Settlement Solution are presented by Peter Stanley the Director of Digital Operations.
BSC Insight: Update on Settlement Performance during the COVID-19 pandemic
In this Insight article, Mehdi Jafari provides an update on the Settlement Performance during the COVID-19 pandemic. This BSC Insight follows on from a previous BSC Insight we published to show how COVID-19 pandemic had affected suppliers’ performance in 2020.
BSC Insight: the impact of Trading Charges in 2020/21
In the 2020/21 financial year, the absolute cashflow for BSC Trading Charges was £2.96bn. This was the most cashflow settled in a financial year. In this BSC Insight our Analysis and Insight Senior Product Analyst, Emma Tribe, explains how BSC Trading Charges are settled by Elexon.
BSC Insight: Increasing costs for balancing the GB System
The Electricity System Operator (ESO) plays an essential role in balancing supply and demand using the Balancing Mechanism (BM). Matching supply and demand requires payments to be made between the ESO and participating consumers and generators. Consumers and generators submit prices for volumes of energy they can provide within a half-hour period (Settlement Period) to balance the system. In this Insight article, analyst Angus Fairbairn looks at balancing costs of ESO since 2015.
BSC Insights: a review of 2020
COVID-19 dominated the news in 2020; however, it was not all that happened. In this article, the Analysis and Insight team review 2020 and focus on the consistencies and inconsistencies witnessed. They use BMRS data to review the Fuel Mix, the make-up of BSC Parties, the Energy Imbalance Volume, and the overall electricity demand. While all of these were impacted by COVID-19, the data also demonstrates some consistencies with previous years despite COVID-19’s impact.
BSC Insight: Impact of COVID-19 on smart meter installations
The restrictions introduced in 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19 have provided unprecedented challenges for Suppliers as they continue to install smart meters. In this Insight article, our Analysis and Insight Analyst Hussein Osman, reviews the installation rates of Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications SMETS2 meters before, during, and after the March to June and November to December 2020 lockdowns.
BSC Insights: Great Britain’s first coal-free Christmas occurs in 2020
Data Analyst Mehdi Jafari investigates the electricity generation and demand over the Christmas period 2020.