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View Ending COVID-19 derogations: three month notice period from 1 July

Ending COVID-19 derogations: three month notice period from 1 July

The three-month notice period required to end the COVID-19 Supplier derogations begins on 1 July. The Performance Assurance Board (PAB) made this decision at its meeting on 24 June 2021, taking into account feedback from industry and the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions.

The PAB believe that there is now a reasonable level of confidence that Government restrictions which significantly impact Settlement operations have concluded. In particular, whilst some restrictions do remain in place, very few business premises are now required to remain closed.

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View Ofgem approves Emergent Energy’s proposal to use the BSC Sandbox

Ofgem approves Emergent Energy’s proposal to use the BSC Sandbox

Energy regulator Ofgem has approved the first proposal to use Elexon’s Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Sandbox. The BSC Sandbox allows innovators to trial concepts in a live market environment without having to meet all the usual BSC rules.

Ofgem’s decision follows Elexon’s consultation on a proposal by Emergent Energy to use the service. The BSC Panel then recommended the proposal for approval by Ofgem.

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View Have your say – proposal to use the BSC Sandbox

Have your say – proposal to use the BSC Sandbox

You have the chance to take part in Elexon’s consultation on the first proposal to use the new Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Sandbox. 

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View COVID-19: Possible estimation derogation changes after lockdown announced

COVID-19: Possible estimation derogation changes after lockdown announced

See updates regarding estimation derogations during COVID-19.

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View COVID-19: Consumption estimation derogations update

COVID-19: Consumption estimation derogations update

See updates regarding estimation derogations during COVID-19.

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View COVID-19: BSC Performance Assurance Board (PAB) approves further derogations

COVID-19: BSC Performance Assurance Board (PAB) approves further derogations

On 3 April 2020, the BSC Performance Assurance Board (PAB) approved temporary derogations from the BSC rules, in accordance with BSCP537, which allowed Suppliers to submit new estimates for non-domestic properties which better reflect their consumption during this period of lockdown.

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View COVID-19: Estimation derogations to continue into 2021

COVID-19: Estimation derogations to continue into 2021

Suppliers can continue to provide updated estimates of consumption that reflect changes in usage during periods of lockdown in Settlement for the foreseeable future. 

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View COVID-19: Estimation derogations to continue until further notice

COVID-19: Estimation derogations to continue until further notice

Supplier estimation derogations will continue until further notice. The derogations will be reviewed at April’s Performance Assurance Board (PAB) meeting, taking into consideration feedback from the industry.

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View Balancing and Settlement Code sandbox now available for innovators

Balancing and Settlement Code sandbox now available for innovators

Today sees the launch of a new support service where innovators from new and existing companies can trial products and services which could transform the electricity sector

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View COVID-19: End to BSC derogations and suspensions

COVID-19: End to BSC derogations and suspensions

The Performance Assurance Board (PAB) has agreed an approach and timescales for ending the derogations from BSC rules and resuming Performance Assurance Techniques, which have supported BSC Parties in managing the impact of COVID 19. 

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