Issue 62

Formal title: Amending the BSC arrangements to allow Elexon to tender for the Uniform Network Code Gas Performance Assurance Framework Administrator (PAFA) role

Current Status


Under the gas Uniform Network Code (UNC) there are two Modifications which are seeking to introduce performance assurance arrangements into the gas market for the first time:

  • MOD506 seeks a competitive tender exercise run by the Gas Transporters (distribution companies) to appoint an independent administrator (Gas Performance Assurance Framework Administrator (PAFA))
  • MOD506A seeks to give the performance assurance role to Xoserve

The Issue 62 Proposer believes that Elexon has significant experience and understanding of performance assurance techniques in the energy industry and has transferable skills and knowledge that would potentially meet the criteria for the appointment of the PAFA, should Ofgem approve MOD506. The Proposer would therefore like to explore the potential for the BSC arrangements to be changed to allow Elexon to bid for the gas PAFA contract.


Issue 62 was raised by ScottishPower Energy Retail on 2 November 2015. The Issue 62 Report was presented to the Panel on 14 April 2016.

ScottishPower raised related Modification P330 on 1 December 2015. Details of this Modification can be found on the P330 page.


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