BSCP 70: CVA Qualification Testing for Parties and Party Agents

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Balancing and Settlement Code

BSC PROCEDURE

CVA Qualification Testing for Parties and Party Agents

BSCP70

Version 12.0

Date: 03 November 2022

BSC PROCEDURE 70 relating to CVA Qualification Testing for Parties and Party Agents

1. Reference is made to the Balancing and Settlement Code and, in particular, to the definition of “BSC Procedure” in Section X, Annex X-1 thereof.

2. This is BSC Procedure 70, Version 12.0 relating to CVA Qualification Testing for Parties and Party Agents.

3. This BSC Procedure is effective from 03 November 2022.

4. This BSC Procedure has been approved by the Panel.

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AMENDMENT RECORD

Version

Date

Description of Changes

Changes Included

Mods/ Panel/ Committee Refs

1.0

03/11/04

Designated version

CP502

ISG/36/403

SVG/36/492

2.0

BETTA Effective Date

BETTA 6.3 rebadging changes for the CVA Feb 05 Release

BETTA 6.3

3.0

02/11/05

Changes for CVA Programme Nov 05 Release

CP1061

ISG48/002

4.0

22/02/07

February 2007 Release

CP1160

CP1161

CP1176

ISG66/06

SVG66/04

ISG68/002

SVG67/002

5.0

23/08/07

P197 Release

P197

115/04

6.0

04/11/10

November 10 Release

CP1329

ISG112/01

SVG112/03

7.0

07/11/13

November 2013 Release

CP1399

ISG149/04

SVG152/08

8.0

28/02/19

February 2019 Release

P344

Panel 284C/01

February 2019 Release

CP1510

ISG211/06

SVG214/02

9.0

29/03/19

March 2019 Standalone Release

P369

Panel 285/12

10.0

27/02/20

27 February 2020 Release

CP1521

ISG223/02

SVG226/03

11.0

30/06/2022

30 June Standard Release

CP1556

ISG250/04 SVG252/02

12.0

03/11/2022

03 November 2022

CP1570

SVG259/03 and ISG257/01

1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose and Scope of the Procedure

This BSCP defines the key interfaces, interdependencies and timetable for the CVA Qualification Testing for Parties and Party Agents as required by Section O of the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), and the Communication Requirements Document.

Specifically it covers:

(a) Arrangements for CVA Qualification Testing

(b) Requesting and obtaining Waivers for CVA Qualification Testing

(c) Reporting CVA Qualification status upon successful completion of CVA Qualification

Where a Party has access to the Self-Service Gateway and an equivalent online form is provided, the Party may use the online form as an alternative to the paper forms defined in this BSCP.

Where a Party has provided data using the Self-Service Gateway, BSCCo may use the service to validate and confirm the input data or to request additional data. Where this is the case, these online transactions will represent a valid equivalent to the transactions defined in this BSCP.

Please note that there will not always be a one-to-one equivalence between the data collected via the Self-Service Gateway and the paper forms defined in this BSCP. For example, data collected in one paper form, may be collected by more than one online form. Conversely, a single online form may collect data from more than one paper form.

All references to the provision of information using BSCP forms in this Procedure, should be construed as provision either by a paper form or via the Self-Service Gateway. References to the CRA, including checks performed by the CRA, may include the Self-Service Gateway as applicable.

1.2 Main Users of this Procedure and their Responsibilities

This BSCP should be used by the following:

(a) Parties or Party Agents

(b) BSCCo

(c) BSC Central Services Agent (in respect of testing activity)

(d) CRA (in respect of registration in CRS)

1.3 Balancing and Settlement Provisions

This BSCP should be read in conjunction with the Code and in particular Sections A and O.

In the event of an inconsistency between the provisions of this BSCP and the Code, the provisions of the Code shall prevail.

1.4 Principles of CVA Qualification Testing and Re-qualification

Qualifying Participants should refer to the Communications Requirement Document for further information on the applicable flows requiring testing for the participation capacity or capacities in which they wish to register.

Where a Party or Party Agent has already qualified in one or more participation capacities, in some cases an application for an additional role may lead to a requirement for further testing to be undertaken. This BSCP should be referred to if additional testing is required.

Generally CVA Qualification Tests are only required when a Party or Party Agent wishes to adopt a participation capacity for the first time. However, should changes be made to systems previously qualified and the changes impact the interface with the BSC Central Services Agent as defined in the Communication Requirements Document, there may be a requirement to re-qualify. If in doubt Parties or Party Agents should contact BSCCo for advice whenever making such changes.

BSC Parties and Party Agents undertaking systems changes should determine for themselves where re-testing should be required. They should acknowledge that this will be done entirely at their own risk.

ECVNAs and MVRNAs must complete all relevant CVA Qualification Tests.

The Market Index Data Provider (MIDP) role will not be specified in BSCP70 but requirements will be left in the Communication Requirements Document.

1.5 Preparation for CVA Qualification Testing

Participants may wish to use the Participant Testing Service as it provides a ‘dummy’ BSC Central Services environment allowing Qualifying Participants to test their systems in a near-live environment prior to undertaking CVA Qualification Testing. For further information on the Participant Testing Service, please refer to the Participant Testing Service User Guide available on the BSC Website.

1.6 Associated BSC Procedures

(a) This procedure interfaces with the following BSCPs:

BSCP38

Authorisations

BSCP65

Registration of Parties and Exit Procedures

BSCP71

Submission of ECVNs and MVRNs

BSCP537

Qualification for SVA Parties, SVA Party Agents and CVA MOAs

(b) Other Documents:

Communication Requirements Document

CVA Data Catalogue

Participant Communications Installation Document

Participant Communications Definition Document

New Entrant FTP Test Procedures

1.7 Authorised Persons

Parties and Party Agents should ensure that authorised persons have been registered in accordance with BSCP38. Please note, all BSCP70 forms or their online equivalent must be signed by Category A or J authorised persons.

2. Acronyms and Definitions

2.1 List of Acronyms

Acronyms used in this Procedure are:

AMVLP

Asset Metering Virtual Lead Party

BMRA

Balancing Mechanism Reporting Agent

BSC CSA

BSC Central Services Agent

BSCCo

Balancing and Settlement Code Company

CDCA

Central Data Collection Agent

CMRS

Central Meter Registration System

CRA

Central Registration Agent

CRS

Central Registration Service

CVA

Central Volume Allocation

ECVAA

Energy Contract Volume Aggregation Agent

ECVNA

Energy Contract Volume Notification Agent

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

IDD

Interface Definition and Design

LDSO

Licensed Distribution System Operator

MOA

Meter Operator Agent

MVRNA

Metered Volume Reallocation Notification Agent

NETSO

National Electricity Transmission System Operator as the holder of the Transmission Licence and any reference to “NETSO”, “NGESO”, “National Grid Company” or “NGC” in the Code or any Subsidiary Document shall have the same meaning.

SMRA

Supplier Meter Registration Agent

VLP

Virtual Lead Party

WD

Working Day

2.2 List of Definitions

BSC CSA

In the context of this BSCP, the BSC CSA is the agent appointed by BSCCo to be responsible for conducting the Qualification Tests with the Qualifying Participant. For the avoidance of doubt, the BSC CSA is currently the Business Process Outsourcing Service Provider.

CRA

In the context of this BSCP the CRA is the BSC Agent responsible for registering the Qualified Participant’s details on CRS.

Participant Testing Service

The service whereby Parties and Party Agents may exercise their own systems’ interaction with a test version of BSC Central Services.

Party Agent

In the context of this BSCP, the term Party Agent refers to ECVNAs, MVRNAs, CVA MOAs and SMRAs.

Qualification

Recognition that a BSC Party or Party Agent has satisfied the communication requirements specified under Section O of the BSC, and that these systems have been tested according to the Communication Requirements Document.

Qualification Statement

Statement of Qualification issued by the BSC CSA on behalf of BSCCo, on completion of Qualification.

Qualification Tests / Qualification Test

Tests undertaken by a Qualifying Participant. The tests provide the appropriate level of assurance that the necessary communication links between the Qualifying Participant and BSC Central Systems will function correctly under operational conditions.

Qualified Participant

The Party or Party Agent who has successfully completed Qualification.

Qualifying Participant

The Party or Party Agent who is undertaking Qualification.

Self-Service Gateway

An online portal, accessible through the BSC Website, that allows authorised users to provide and maintain registration data, including (but not limited to) the data defined in this BSCP.

Supporting Participant

A Party or Party Agent who has qualified, or who will qualify, and whose facilities the Qualifying Participant is invoking in support of a Waiver.

Waiver

Recognition that a Qualifying Participant is sharing facilities with another Participant who has previously satisfied the relevant Qualification requirements, and as such that Qualification Tests would be duplicated if undertaken by the Qualifying Participant.

All other terms are as defined in the Code.

3. This section is no longer in use

4. Interface and Timetable Information

4.1 CVA Qualification Testing

The Qualifying Participant will be required to have completed the order and installation processes for the High Grade Service/Low Grade Service as applicable, prior to undertaking the actions below. Qualifying Participants should note the lead time of 60 days for High Grade orders in the UK and approximately 90 days for High Grade orders for Europe.

REF

WHEN

ACTION

FROM

TO

INFORMATION REQUIRED

METHOD

4.1.1

As required by Qualifying Participant

Send CVA Qualification Test Booking Form or its online equivalent to BSC CSA and refer to the Qualification Checklist for actions to be undertaken by Qualifying Participants

Qualifying Participant

BSC CSA

CVA Qualification Test Booking Form BSCP70/01 or its online equivalent, Qualification Checklist (Appendix 1)

Fax / email/ Self-Service Gateway

4.1.2

Within 1 WD of 4.1.1

Validate information and confirm receipt.

BSC CSA

Qualifying Participant

CVA Qualification Test Booking Form BSCP70/01 or its online equivalent, Qualification Checklist (Appendix 1)

Email / phone / fax/ Self-Service Gateway

4.1.3

Within 1 WD of 4.1.2

Confirm availability of test facilities and confirm booking with Qualifying Participant.

BSC CSA

Qualifying Participant

Qualifying Participant capacity details

Email / phone

4.1.4

3 WD before test day

Contact Qualifying Participant to arrange final details of tests and ensure preparations are complete.

BSC CSA

Qualifying Participant

Email / phone

4.1.5

On day of test

Qualifying Participant and BSC CSA work through the agreed tests.

4.1.6

On completion of testing

BSC CSA identifies whether Qualifying Participant has met the requirements to pass Qualification Testing.

Where the Qualifying Participant has not passed all relevant tests, the BSC CSA contacts Qualifying Participant to arrange a new test slot.

If Qualifying Participant has passed relevant tests proceed to 4.1.7

BSC CSA

Qualifying Participant

Email/Phone

4.1.7

Within 1 WD after completion of testing

BSC CSA sends Qualification Report to BSCCo.

BSC CSA

BSCCo

Updated Qualification Report spreadsheet

Email

4.1.8

Within 1 WD after 4.1.7

BSCCo verifies information (including whether all requirements have been met) received in test results instructs BSC CSA to issue Qualification Statement.

BSCCo

BSC CSA

Email / letter / fax

4.1.9

Within 1 WD after 4.1.7

BSC CSA confirms Qualification Status via Qualification Statement to Qualifying Participant.

BSC CSA

Qualifying Participant

BSCCo

Email / letter / fax/ Self-Service Gateway

4.1.10

After 4.1.9

Return to registration process in:

BSCP65 (BSC Party);

BSCP71 (ECVNA, MVRNA);

BSCP537 (CVA MOA, SVA Party and SVA Party Agent).

4.2 Qualification Waivers

When applying to waive Qualification, the Qualifying Participant should liaise with the Supporting Participant to ensure that local infrastructure, FTP, security software and business software are in place for the Qualifying Participant. Participants should note their details cannot be registered on CRS until the qualification requirements have been met and the participant has received confirmation of this from BSCCo. Once the Qualification Statement is received the Qualified Participants should contact BSC CSA to set up encryption keys in the live environment. If an ECVNA or MVRNA applies for a Waiver of Qualification, the Supporting Participant must have completed all relevant Qualification Tests.

REF

WHEN

ACTION

FROM

TO

INFORMATION REQUIRED

METHOD

4.2.1

As required by Qualifying Participant

Send Application for Waiver of Qualification Tests or its online equivalent to the BSC CSA with supporting documentation.

Qualifying Participant

BSC CSA

Application for Waiver of Qualification Tests form BSCP70/02 or its online equivalent

Supporting documentation for the Waiver Request

Fax / email/ post/Self-Service Gateway

4.2.2

Within 4 WD after 4.2.1

Ensure the Qualifying Participant has provided sufficient Waiver information to cover the capacity or capacities they wish to register. If further information is required, advise Qualifying Participant.

Check that Supporting Participant has provided a letter or its online equivalent confirming that they will be providing supporting services for the Qualifying Participant in each of the capacity or capacities they wish to register.

Confirm that the Waiver application addresses data flows which are relevant to the Qualifying Participant, as required by the Communication Requirements Document, taking into account the Qualifying Participant’s required capacities.

BSC CSA

Qualifying Participant

Application for Waiver of Qualification Tests form BSCP70/02 or its online equivalent

Supporting documentation for the Waiver Request

Email / phone / fax/ post/ Self-Service Gateway

4.2.3

Within 1 WD of 4.2.2

Identify whether any further data flow tests must be undertaken in order to pass Qualification

(a) Further data flow tests required go to 4.1

(b) No further data flow tests required go to 4.2.4

BSC CSA

Qualifying Participant

Email / fax

4.2.4

Within 1 WD of 4.2.3

BSC CSA provides details of the application for a waiver and supporting evidence to BSCCo and recommends whether the waiver should be granted.

BSC CSA

BSCCo

Email/ fax

4.2.5

Within 1 WD of 4.2.4

BSCCo verifies information and instructs BSC CSA to issue Qualification Statement where the requirements for a waiver have been met

BSCCo

BSC CSA

Email/ fax

4.2.6

Within 1 WD of 4.2.5

BSC CSA confirms Qualification Status via Qualification Statement to Qualifying Participant

BSC CSA

Qualifying Participant

BSCCo

Qualification Statement

Email / letter / fax

4.2.7

After 4.2.6

Return to registration process in:

BSCP65 (BSC Party);

BSCP71 (ECVNA, MVRNA);

BSCP537 (CVA MOA, SVA Party and Party Agent).

Email/ Self-Service Gateway

Appendix 1 - Qualification Checklist

Before you book a CVA Qualification test slot please work through the checklist below to ensure you are prepared for testing:

Requirement:

Actions to be undertaken by Qualifying Participants:

Date

Local infrastructure

Low Grade Service Users - Ensure adequate hardware and network connections are in place.

High Grade Service Users – Confirm the High Grade Communications Line and Router has been installed and successfully tested. Ensure adequate hardware and network connections are in place.

Comms Lines and Routers will have been installed as part of a High Grade Order with BSC CSA.

New High Grade participants may elect to qualify using the Low Grade service pending the Communications Line installation.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Software:

Ensure FTP software and associated directories are in place and have been fully tested.

Participants are required to provide appropriate FTP software.

XSec Encryption Security Software

Ensure XSec Software has been installed and tested and the Public Encryption key provided to the BSC CSA.

XSec Software will be provided by the BSC CSA to a new Participant as part of a Low Grade Communications Line Order. Public Keys should be exchanged and tested as part of the completion of this order.

Business Process Software

Develop/install and test Business Process Software that conforms to the current Interface Definition and Design (IDD) to process incoming and outgoing files. Ensure the Business Process software has been installed in the ‘as live’ system and integrated and tested with security and FTP software.

Participants are required to provide Business Process Software.

Test preparation

Prepare required test scripts and plans as required.

Participants are required to provide their own test data for flows submitted to the BSC CSA.

The following actions will be performed once a test slot has been booked:

Requirement:

Actions to be undertaken by Qualifying Participants:

FTP Test

BSC CSA will provide IP Addresses and FTP account logins prior to a Test Booking. New Entrants will be required to connect to the test FTP server and login with the provided credentials and confirm a successful connection.

Test Preparation

Ensure adequate personnel are available for testing once this date has been confirmed with the BSC CSA.

Participants should complete this form or its online equivalent by inserting the dates on which they have achieved, or realistically expect to achieve, the Action specified. The information entered for “Test Slot Dates Applied For” should relate to the dates entered on the Qualification Testing Booking Form or its online equivalent.

Participants should note that even if they do not intend to send notifications in their production environments they will still require some form of business software to acknowledge flows that they receive.

If Participants require any clarification they may refer to current documentation on the BSC Website or contact the BSC Service Desk.

Appendix 2 – Summary of Forms

BSCP70/01 Qualification Test Booking Form

BSCP70/01a CVA Qualification Tests for Generators, Suppliers, Non-Physical Traders, Interconnector Users, Licenced Distribution System Operators (LDSOs) Virtual Lead Parties (VLPs) and Asset Metering Virtual Lead Parties (AMVLPs) - Booking Form

BSCP70/01b CVA Qualification Tests for Energy Contract Volume Notification Agent and Metered Volume Reallocation Notification Agent – Booking Form

BSCP70/01c CVA Qualification Tests for Meter Operator Agents (MOA) for Metering Systems Registered in Central Meter Registration System (CMRS) – Booking Form

BSCP70/02 Application for Waiver of Qualification Tests

BSCP70/01a CVA Qualification Tests for Generators, Suppliers, Non-Physical Traders Interconnector Users, Interconnector Administrators, Interconnector Error Administrators, Licensed Distribution System Operators (LDSOs) , Virtual Lead Parties (VLPs) and Asset Metering Virtual Lead Parties (AMVLPs) – Booking Form

CRA, CDCA, ECVAA & SAA Data Flows

Please return completed application to: BSCservicedesk@cgi.com

To: BSC Central Services Agent

Date Sent:

From: Participant Details

Party ID:

Name of Sender:

Contact email address:

Our Ref:

Contact Tel. No.

Preferred Participant testing date(s):

(Please note that there is a minimum 10 Working Day waiting period from the submission of this booking form)

Party role/s to be tested:

LDSO/Supplier/Generator/Non-Physical Trader/Interconnector User/Interconnector Error Administrator/Interconnector Administrator/VLP/AMVLP

Circle to indicate choice

Name of Authorised Signatory:

Authorised Signature:

Password:

The following tests may be completed in order to ensure that the party is able to communicate, through electronic interfaces, with central systems. These tests provide a level of assurance that flows which participants receive from central systems are checked for compliance with the Interface Definition Document (IDD) by participant systems and appropriately acknowledged or rejected.

It is not mandatory, however, for a Party to undertake the tests set out below. In the event that a Party decides not to undertake these tests, then it shall be at that Party’s own risk.

The Party acknowledges and agrees that where it chooses not to undertake the tests set out below, then it shall be at that Party’s own risk and responsibility. Neither ELEXON nor any other person (including BSCCo, all other BSC Parties, all BSC Agents and the National Electricity Transmission System Operator (NETSO)) shall be or deemed to have any liability whatsoever or howsoever arising to a Party or any other person in respect of a Party’s decision not to undertake the testing outlined in this Test Booking Form or its online equivalent. Please note that all BSC Parties are bound by the terms of the Balancing and Settlement Code, including the provisions of Section O.

It is strongly recommended that participants compete testing of all relevant flows for their role to ensure that their systems can interface adequately with central systems.

Flow

Participant

Direction

Name

Purpose

Test? Delete as applicable

CRA-I014

Generators; Suppliers; LDSOs; Non-Physical Traders; and Interconnector Users; Interconnector Administrators; Interconnector Error Administrators; AMVLPs and VLPs

To

Registration Report

To enable Party to ensure that its registration details are accurately recorded in Central Systems. This includes Party Id, Name, address etc

Yes/No

ECVAA-I007

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders; Interconnector Users and Interconnector Error Administrators

To

ECVNAA Feedback

To confirm to Party that an Authorisation has been processed

Yes/No

ECVAA-I008

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders; Interconnector Users and Interconnector Error Administrators

To

MVRNAA Feedback

To confirm to Party that an MVRNA Authorisation has been received

Yes/No

ECVAA-I009

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders; Interconnector Users and Interconnector Error Administrators

To

ECVN Feedback

To report the rejection (for business reasons) of a received ECVN

Yes/No

ECVAA-I010

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders; Interconnector Users and Interconnector Error Administrators

To

MVRN Feedback

To report the rejection (for business reasons) of a received MRVN

Yes/No.

ECVAA-I013

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders; Interconnector Users and Interconnector Error Administrators

To

Authorisation Report

To enable Party to check the authorisations it has in place.

Yes/No

ECVAA-I014

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders; Interconnector Users and Interconnector Error Administrators

To

Notification Report

To enable Party to check its Notifications received by Central Systems

Yes/No

ECVAA-I022

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders; Interconnector Users and Interconnector Error Administrators

To

Forward Contract Report

To enable Party to check its contract position for the following 7 Settlement Days

Yes/No

ECVAA-I028

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders and Interconnector Users and Interconnector Error Administrators

To

ECVN Acceptance Feedback

To confirm to Party that Notification has passed validation and been accepted by the system

Yes/No

ECVAA-I029

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders and Interconnector Users and Interconnector Error Administrators

To

MVRN Acceptance Feedback

To confirm to Party that Notification has passed validation and been accepted by the system

Yes/No

SAA-I006

Interconnector Administrators

From

BM Unit Metered Volumes for Interconnector Users

To confirm Deemed Metered Volumes

Yes/No

SAA-I014

Generators; Suppliers; Non-Physical Traders; Interconnector Users; AMVLPs and VLPs

To

Settlement Reports

To enable a Party to check its Settlement position

Yes/No

SAA-I017

Interconnector Administrators

To

SAA Data Exception Report

To inform the Interconnector Administrator that SAA-I006 has failed validation

Yes/No

CDCA-I010

Generators; Suppliers; LDSOs

To

Exception Report for missing and invalid period data

To identify missing Metered Data

Yes/No

CDCA-I012

Generators; Suppliers; LDSOs

To

Report Raw Metered Data

To provide Party with Raw Metered Data

Yes/No

CDCA-I014

Generators; Suppliers; LDSOs

To

Estimated Data Report

To provide Party with details of estimated data that has been input into Central Systems following Party acceptance

Yes/No

CDCA-I041

Interconnector Administrators

To

Interconnector Aggregation Report

To report back the Metered Volumes to the Interconnector Administrator

Yes/No

CDCA-I042

Generators; Suppliers; LDSOs

To

BM Unit Aggregation Report

Provides Aggregated Meter Volumes for each of the Parties’ BM Units

Yes/No

CDCA-I054

Generators; Suppliers; LDSOs

To

Meter Status Report

Provides a daily summary of potential problems with Metering Systems registered in Central Meter Registration Service

Yes/No

LDSOs that will be responsible for approving GSP Group Take Aggregation Rules (a “Nominated” LDSO) should also complete the following tests:

Flow

Direction

Name

Purpose

Test? Delete as applicable

CDCA-I029

To

Aggregated GSP Group Take Volumes

Providing Party with GSP Group Take Volume

Yes/No

CDCA-I030

To

Meter Period Data for Distribution System

Provides a Nominated LDSO with the GSP and DSCP Metered Volumes for each of these entities in the GSP Group by settlement Period.

Yes/No

BSCP70/01b CVA Qualification Tests for Energy Contract Volume Notification Agent and Metered Volume Reallocation Notification Agent – Booking Form

CRA, CDCA, ECVAA & SAA Data Flows

Please return completed application to: BSCservicedesk@cgi.com

To: BSC Central Services Agent

Date Sent:

From: Participant Details

Party Agent ID:

Name of Sender:

Contact email address:

Our Ref:

Contact Tel. No.

Preferred Participant testing date(s):

(Please note that there is a minimum 10 Working Day waiting period from the submission of this booking form)

Party role/s to be tested:

ECVNA/MVRNA

Circle to indicate choice

Name of Authorised Signatory:

Authorised Signature:

Password:

The following tests should be completed in order to ensure that the Party Agent is able to communicate, through electronic interfaces, with central systems. These tests ensure that flows received by Central Systems are compliant with the Interface Definition Document (IDD) and to provide a level of assurance that flows that participants receive from Central Systems are checked for compliance with the IDD by participant systems and appropriately acknowledged or rejected.

All relevant tests must be completed by Party Agents.

Flow

Direction

Name

Purpose

CRA-I014

To

Registration Report

To enable Party Agent to ensure that its registration details are accurately recorded in Central Systems. This includes Party Agent Id, Name, address etc

ECVAA- I004

From

ECVNA

To submit ECVN to Central Systems

ECVAA- I005

From

MVRNA

To submit MVRN to Central Systems

ECVAA-I007

To

ECVNAA Feedback

To confirm to Party Agent that an Authorisation has been processed

ECVAA-I008

To

MVRNAA Feedback

To confirm to Party Agent that an MVRNA Authorisation has been received

ECVAA-I009

To

ECVN Feedback

Reports the rejection (for business reasons) of a received ECVN

ECVAA-I010

To

MVRN Feedback

Reports the rejection (for business reasons) of a received MVRN

ECVAA-I013

To

Authorisation Report

To enable Party Agent to check the authorisations it has in place.

ECVAA-I014

To

Notification Report

To enable Party Agent to check its Notifications received by Central Systems

ECVAA-I028

To

ECVN Acceptance Feedback

To confirm to Party Agent that Notification has passed validation and been accepted by the system

ECVAA-I029

To

MVRN Acceptance Feedback

To confirm to Party Agent that Notification has passed validation and been accepted by the system

BSCP70/01c CVA Qualification Tests for Meter Operator Agents (MOA) for Metering Systems Registered in Central Meter Registration System (CMRS) – Booking Form

CRA, CDCA, ECVAA & SAA Data Flows

Please return completed application to: BSCservicedesk@cgi.com

To: BSC Central Services Agent

Date Sent:

From: Participant Details

Party Agent ID:

Name of Sender:

Contact email address:

Our Ref:

Contact Tel. No.

Preferred Participant testing date(s):

(Please note that there is a minimum 10 Working Day waiting period from the submission of this booking form)

Name of Authorised Signatory:

Authorised Signature:

Password:

The following tests may be completed in order to ensure that the Party Agent (MOA) is able to communicate, through electronic interfaces, with central systems. These tests provide a level of assurance that flows which participants receive from central systems are checked for compliance with the Interface Definition Document (IDD) by participant systems and appropriately acknowledged or rejected.

It is not mandatory however, for a Meter Operator Agent (MOA) to undertake the tests set out below. In the event that a MOA decides not to undertake these tests, then it shall be at that organisation’s own risk.

The MOA acknowledges and agrees that where it chooses not to undertake the tests set out below, then it shall be at that Party Agent’s own risk and responsibility. Neither ELEXON nor any other person (including BSCCo, all other BSC Parties, all BSC Agents and the NETSO) shall be or deemed to have any liability whatsoever or howsoever arising to a Party or any other person in respect of a Party’s decision not to undertake the testing outlined in this Test Booking Form.

Please further note that no representation, warranty or guarantee (whether expressly or impliedly) is made by ELEXON nor any other person (including BSCCo, all other BSC Parties, all BSC Agents and the NETSO) that completion of the tests by a Party Agent is confirmation of that Party Agent’s ability to participate under the arrangements set out in the Balancing and Settlement Code.

It is strongly recommended that participants complete testing of all relevant flows for their role to ensure that their systems can interface adequately with central systems.

Flow

Direction

Name

Purpose

Test

CRA-I014

To

Registration Report

To enable Party Agent to ensure that its registration details are accurately recorded in Central Systems. This includes Party Agent Id, Name, address etc

Yes/No

CDCA-I010

To

Exception Report for missing and invalid period data

To identify missing Metered Data

Yes/No

CDCA-I014

To

Estimated Data Report

To provide Party with details of estimated data that has been input into Central Systems following Party acceptance.

Yes/No

CDCA-I054

To

Meter Status Report

Provides a daily summary of potential problems with Metering Systems registered in Central Meter Registration Service.

Yes/No

BSCP70/02 Application for Waiver of Qualification Tests

CRA, CDCA, ECVAA & SAA Data Flows

Please return completed application to: BSCservicedesk@cgi.com

To: BSC Central Services Agent

Date Sent:

From: Qualifying Participant Details

Party ID/Party Agent ID:

Name of Sender:

Contact email address:

Our Ref:

Contact Tel. No.

Name of Authorised Signatory:

Authorised Signature:

Password:

Please enter the name of each data flow group for which you are applying for an exemption. For each such group identify for electronic flows the software manufacturer, the product name, relevant module and version number; or for manual flows the organisation name, department and relevant manager’s name. Describe what supporting evidence you have provided to confirm the identification of the qualifying process (including direct reference to the Supporting Participant) and to link it to the tests which have already been done.

Party Role1

Data Flow(s)2

Supporting Participant

Evidence Description3

1 The party role type for which the Qualifying Participant wishes to waive CVA Qualification testing (e.g. Supplier, Generator, Non Physical Trader, LDSO, Interconnector User, Interconnector Administrator, Interconnector Error Administrator, VLP).

2 Leave blank if all Data flows relating to the Party role are being waived.

3 Evidence to be attached or location of evidence identified.