Performance Assurance


This page includes information on the how your performance as a BSC Party will be managed and monitored. Elexon does this through the Performance Assurance Framework (PAF). Each year, the BSC Panel and the Performance Assurance Board (PAB) identify, evaluate and prioritise the risks that may occur within Settlement and the extent to which they apply to each Performance Assurance Parties (PAPs).

About Performance Assurance

Part of Elexon’s role as administrator of the BSC is to monitor the compliance of all BSC parties and to run Performance Assurance activities. The links to the following pages will tell you all about the different ways that we monitor and manage your performance against your requirements and obligations within the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC).

There are a number of techniques that Elexon uses to confirm compliance or identify issues that may need to be addressed

Performance Assurance Board (PAB)

The PAB conducts and administers activities to provide assurance that all participants in the BSC arrangements are suitably qualified and that the relevant standards are maintained.

Exemptions, transfers, derogations and dispensations

Within the BSC there are a number of different processes that enable companies to obtain metering dispensations, transfer BM Units, apply for derogations or experience the removal of qualifications.

Metering dispensations

If you’re the Registrant of a Metering System, you can apply for a Metering Dispensation if (for financial or practical reasons) the associated Metering Equipment will or does not comply with the applicable Code of Practice.

BM Unit Transfers

This page will answer questions such as: How do I transfer ownership of BM Units?; How do I change the BM Unit Lead Party?; How do I transfer a Supplier ID?

SVA Removal of Qualification

The Performance Assurance Board (PAB) can remove a Qualified Person’s Qualification if the organisation fails to comply with certain requirements and standards.

Derogations from the BSC

Derogations can be applied for by any BSC Parties or non-parties with innovative ideas that seek to test and potentially change a particular BSC obligation. Applications for derogations use the BSC Sandbox procedure which allows BSC Parties to participate in the BSC Trading Arrangements with certain obligations removed or altered for a period of time.


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