BSC Changes Implemented to Support Energy Intensive Industry Policy for CFD

The Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) changes (ORD006) to support the Government’s Energy Intensive Industry (EII) policy have been implemented as part of the June 2015 Release. These changes were directed by the Secretary of State on 1 April 2015.

The BSC changes support The Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015 that came into force on 1 April 2015 to, amongst other things, introduce the EII and green excluded electricity policy.

  • The EII policy is designed to exempt eligible EIIs from a proportion of CFD payments. The earliest the EII exemptions can apply will be the 1 October 2015.
  • Green excluded electricity policy is designed to exempt eligible imported renewable electricity from contributing to the costs of CFDs, specifically a Supplier’s CFD period contribution.

Who does this impact?

The Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment & Excluded Electricity) Regulations 2015 places obligations on Suppliers.

The changes to the BSC and the DTC will impact:

  • Suppliers
  • Half Hourly Data Aggregators

This will also be of interest to EIIs.

What supporting guidance is available to Suppliers and HHDAs on how the BSC processes operate?

We’ve updated our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on ‘HHDA Metering Solutions for EMR’ to provide guidance how this process operates. This guidance document is available on the ELEXON Guidance Note webpage, within the Supplier and Supplier Agent section.

For those Suppliers who may have EII customers, we would like to draw attention to question 17 in the FAQs. This provides further guidance on how Suppliers can provide the D0355 details to EMRS in accordance with BSCP503 3.6.5.

This information has been communicated via EMRC47 and you can locate all EMR Circulars on the EMR Circulars webpage.