Section G: Contingencies

Section G of the BSC sets out what happens in certain contingency situations and cross-references Contingency Provisions set out elsewhere in the BSC. The contingencies covered are certain emergencies and unexpected or unusual events, and include: failure of the Energy Contract Volume Aggregation Agent (ECVAA) to receive contract notifications (Section P); manifest errors in the submission or acceptance of Bids and Offers (Section Q); the inability of National Grid to receive Physical Notifications (Section Q); Black Start Periods (Section G); and the exercise of certain emergency powers for civil emergencies and fuel security by the Secretary of State (Section G).

The contingencies covered are certain emergencies and unexpected or unusual events, and include:

  • failure of the Energy Contract Volume Aggregation Agent (ECVAA) to receive contract notifications (Section P)
  • manifest errors in the submission or acceptance of Bids and Offers (Section Q)
  • the inability of National Grid to receive Physical Notifications (Section Q)
  • Black Start Periods (Section G)
  • the exercise of certain emergency powers for civil emergencies and fuel security by the Secretary of State (Section G).

Note that this is not an exclusive list of the provisions of the Code that address abnormalities in the implementation of the Code.

Section G also provides for the determination of Avoidable Costs or Exceptional Costs, which are used in the calculation of compensation claims for certain Contingency Provisions.

Content list

  • Ad-Hoc Trading Charges
  • Party Daily Reallocation Proportions
  • Review of Emergency Arrangements
  • Avoidable Costs
  • Procedures
  • Black Start
  • Variation of Rules
  • Lead Party Compensation
  • Civil Emergencies and Fuel Security Periods
  • Changes to Trading Rules
  • Generator Compensation Instructions
  • Claiming for Exceptional Costs
  • Timeframes and Claim Submission
  • Cost Recovery

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