Compliance and Protocol approval for the EMA1 Meter type
On 19 March 2021, the EMA1 (integral Outstation) Meter passed compliance and protocol testing against our Code of Practice. We have updated the Code of Practice (CoP) Compliance and Protocol Approvals spreadsheet on the Elexon website to reflect this.
Ground-breaking Modification to support net zero is approved
Energy regulator Ofgem has approved BSC Modification P375 a ground-breaking change to the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) which will allow individual Asset Meters located ‘behind the boundary point’ to be used for Settlement purposes.
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.
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.
Have your say regarding ‘Meter Splitting’ Proposal
A Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) consultation for P379 ‘Multiple Suppliers through Meter Splitting’ has been issued by the BSC Panel. We are asking you to get involved by completing our consultation for P379.
Volunteers wanted for new proposed DTN flows workgroup
We are looking for volunteers, primarily Unmetered Supplies Operators (UMSOs) or Meter Administrators (MAs), to take part in a workgroup to discuss two new proposed Data Transfer Network (DTN) flows between UMSOs and MAs for exchanging Unmetered Supplies inventory and control file data.
Changes to Settlement metering for a more flexible system
Consulting has begun on proposals to change the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) so that individual asset meters located ‘behind the boundary point’ can be used for Settlement purposes.
Government decides outcome from April’s smart meter consultation
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published its decision to not require the smart meter Data Communications Company (DCC) to provide an enrolment service for the ‘first generation’ SMETS1 EDMI meter set.
COVID-19: Submitting estimates during lockdown
See updates regarding estimation derogations during COVID-19.
Smart meter consultation including changes to the BSC
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is consulting on whether the smart meter Data Communications Company (DCC) should be required to provide an enrolment service for EDMI SMETS1 (Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specification) meters. EDMI is a meter manufacturer.
Podcast: CP1528 ‘BSC Party responsibility for Commissioning of Measurement Transformers’
Podcast: CP1527 ‘Increasing data storage capacity for Settlement Outstations’
New arrangements for radio teleswitch service solution
Elexon has agreed contractual arrangements with Energy Networks Association (ENA) to allow operational cost recovery for the radio teleswitch service (RTS) within the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) charging arrangements from 1 April 2020.
Changes to BSC Performance Standards for Meter Systems in Measurement Classes F and G
Performance Standards for Half Hourly (HH) Metering Systems in Measurement Classes (MC) F and G will increase from 90% of energy settling on actual data at the First Reconciliation Run (R1) to 99% on 1 January 2020.