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View IT notices: Planned downtime for BMRS on 5 January 2022

IT notices: Planned downtime for BMRS on 5 January 2022

There will be a period of planned downtime on the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System (BMRS) from 14:30 to 15:30 on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

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View IT notices: Planned downtime required for the deployment of November 2021 Release

IT notices: Planned downtime required for the deployment of November 2021 Release

There will be a period of planned downtime on the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System (BMRS) from 3 November 2021 at 23:00 (GMT) to 4 November 2021 at 01:30 (GMT).

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View IT Notices: Planned Outage on the BMRS on 9 September 2021

IT Notices: Planned Outage on the BMRS on 9 September 2021

There will be a period of planned downtime on the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) from 19:00 (BST) to 00:00 (BST) on Thursday 9 September 2021. This is required for infrastructure maintenance.

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View IT Notice: Planned National Grid ESO MODIS Outage on 21 August 2021

IT Notice: Planned National Grid ESO MODIS Outage on 21 August 2021

We have been informed by National Grid ESO (NGESO) that there will be a planned outage on the Market Operation Data Interface System (MODIS) between 01:00 and 05:00 (BST) on Saturday 21 August 2021.

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View IT Notices: Planned infrastructure maintenance on BSC Central Systems on 14 July 2021

IT Notices: Planned infrastructure maintenance on BSC Central Systems on 14 July 2021

There will be a period of planned downtime on the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System (BMRS) on Wednesday 14 July between 20:00 (BST) and 23:00 (BST); this is required for infrastructure maintenance. The outage also affects users of the Energy Contract Volume Aggregation Agent (ECVAA) Web Service.

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View IT Notices: Planned maintenance on BSC Central Systems on 23 June 2021

IT Notices: Planned maintenance on BSC Central Systems on 23 June 2021

There will be a period of planned downtime on the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System (BMRS) on Wednesday 23 June between 20:00 (BST) and 23:00 (BST); this is required for infrastructure maintenance. The outage also affects users of the Energy Contract Volume Aggregation Agent (ECVAA) Web Service.

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View IT Notices: Planned Maintenance on BSC Central Systems on 14 May 2021

IT Notices: Planned Maintenance on BSC Central Systems on 14 May 2021

Every two to three years the Elexon BSC Central Systems require an extended outage to ensure the infrastructure is maintained. We recognise that the outage has an impact on our customers and try to avoid these where possible.

The planned downtime on the BSC Central Systems applications is from 18:57 (BST) Friday 14 May 2021 to 07:15 (BST) on Saturday 15 May 2021. This outage is required for infrastructure maintenance on the BSC Central Systems applications 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). Additionally, the Elexon Portal and PARMS will also not be accessible.

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View IT Notice: Planned National Grid ESO MODIS Outage on 20 April 2021

IT Notice: Planned National Grid ESO MODIS Outage on 20 April 2021

Processing of all Market Participants (ETR & REMIT) reports submitted to MODIS will be delayed until the end of the outage and hence files will not be published to BMRS during the outage.

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View IT Notices: Planned Outage for BMRS on 15 March 2021

IT Notices: Planned Outage for BMRS on 15 March 2021

There will be a period of planned downtime on the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System (BMRS) from 18:10 (GMT) to 19:10 (GMT) on Monday 15 March 2021; this is required for infrastructure maintenance for BMRS.

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View BMRS approved as the Reporting Service for Great Britain

BMRS approved as the Reporting Service for Great Britain

Ofgem has designated the Balancing Mechanism Reporting Service (BMRS) as the Reporting Service for Great Britain in an open letter on the 4 January 2021.

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