Balancing and settlement: News
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.
Have your say about the draft D0095 calendar for 2021/22
Have your say regarding issues you may have with the draft D0095 calendar for the settlement year 2021/22.
BSC Insight: Why the Reserve Scarcity Price is being reviewed
National Grid ESO raised BSC Issue Group 92 to review the Reserve Scarcity Price with representatives from across the electricity industry. The need for this arose due to feedback from industry representatives that the Reserve Scarcity Price has had less of an impact on System Prices than expected and a need to ensure the calculation is fit for a future energy market.
The issue group will consist of a series of workgroups facilitated by Elexon. In this Insight article our Analysis and Insight Delivery Lead, Emma Tribe, explains how the Reserve Scarcity Price is calculated, how it is included in the System Price Calculation and how it has affected System Prices since its introduction in 2015.
- More on Issue 92: Reserve Scarcity Pricing Review
Metering error in GSP Group_A being investigated
Elexon has identified an issue at a Grid Supply Point (GSP) within GSP Group_A (Eastern region), which is causing the Annual Demand Ratio (ADR) for the GSP Group to deviate beyond accepted tolerances within Settlement.
BSC Insights: How Covid-19 has affected estimated data in Settlement
We monitor Supplier Performance in relation to the volume of estimated and actual data in Settlement. In this insight article, our Analysis and Insight Delivery Lead, Emma Tribe looks at the impact COVID-19 had on Supplier Performance during the first lockdown.
Settlement performance during COVID-19 report – October 2020
October’s Risk Report regarding insight into Settlement performance and monitoring during COVID-19 has been published.
Settlement Adjustment after Demand Control Events
A BSC rule change was implemented on 12 October 2020, requiring Elexon to determine whether Settlement Adjustment Processes (SAPs) should be used if a Demand Control Event (DCE) occurs in future.
More electricity market data is now available
As part of the commitment to improving access to electricity market data, we have now made more electricity Settlement data available.
Balancing and Settlement Code for Dummies launches
Elexon has worked with publisher, Wiley to launch a new book ‘The Balancing and Settlement Code for Dummies’ which provides a simple overview of the BSC and wholesale electricity market arrangements. This is a first for any energy code administrator,
Making electricity market data more openly available
As part of Elexon’s commitment to improving access to electricity market data, we have now made some electricity Settlement data available via a new Open Settlement Data page.
Settlement on ‘short’ clock change day: 29 March 2020
The clock change this weekend will result in a ‘short’ day which will impact Settlement periods and contract notifications. On a ‘short’ clock change day, there are only 46 Settlement Periods instead of the normal 48.
Insights: The electricity industry – ten years of change
The 2010s were a period of significant change for both Elexon and the wider industry. The shifts seen during the span of ten years were both unprecedented and unpredicted. Elexon provides a wealth of data to industry via the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS), Elexon Portal and through data flows. Using some of this data we have created four graphs that reflect on significant changes to generation, demand and balancing between 2010 and 2019.
The future of open data at Elexon
There is no doubt that data, combined with use of new technology, will play a huge part in helping to transform the energy markets. It opens up so many new possibilities for both consumers and energy companies.