Guidance Notes

Provide information on individual topics or processes associated with the BSC

v 12.0

This explains Central Volume Allocation (CVA) Qualification and its relationship with the Central Registration System under the BSC.

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v 1.0

Aggregated DUoS

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v 3.0

This explains the requirements of BSC Change Proposal CP1434, which changed the 3-digit numeric Line Loss Factor Class (LLFC) Id to an Alphanumeric LLFC Id in June 2016

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v 9.0

Elexon explains the process for approving automatic standing data updates, including the P0219 and P0220 flows

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v 1.0

This guidance note relates to the Settlement of Secondary BM Units using metering behind the site Boundary Point. Metering behind the site Boundary Point used for this purpose is referred to as Asset Metering. This document is relevant to Asset Metering VLPs (AMVLP) and their Agents; and covers Asset Metering technical requirements; Registration of Assets, AMVLP Agents and Asset Meters; and Asset Differencing and Complex Sites

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v 4.0

Guidance for BSC Parties on preparing an Error and Failure Resolution (EFR) plan

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v 14.0

Elexon explains how a BSC Party can transfer Central Volume Allocation (CVA) Primary BM Units to another Party. It also explains how a Supplier ID, with all its associated Supplier BM Units, can be transferred to another Supplier

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v 5.0

Elexon explains how transmission-connected (directly-connected) and distribution-connected (embedded) generators register Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units in the CVA market under the BSC

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v 12.0

Elexon explains what Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units are, how they're used and how to register them under the BSC

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v 6.0

BMRS API and Data Push User Guide

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v 4.0

BSC Accession Agreement

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v 10.0

BSC Accession Form

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v 7.0

This explains what the BSC Audit is, when it happens and how it impacts Parties

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v 13.0

Elexon explains the process by which Parties can change the BSC rules (by raising Modification Proposals and Change Proposals) or start discussion of potential rule changes (by raising Issues). It explains how Parties are kept ined of changes and can give their views

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v 6.0

BSC Codes of Practice and Smart Meters

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v 6.0

BSC Interconnector Trading

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v 6.0

BSC Participant Test Service User Guide

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v 4.0

BSC Self Governance Guidance

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v 10.0

BSCP Forms Contact Details

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v 15.0

BSCP32 ‘Metering Dispensations’ Application Key Dates

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v 1.0.0

BSCP38 Directors Letter Template

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v 2.0

BSCP601 Protocol Test Script: CoPs

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v 8.0

Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Agents

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v 7.0

Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Arrangements

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v 4.0

Burn Hours Review Methodology Statement

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v 9.0

Business Unit Settlement Risk Ratings (BUSSRs)

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v 3.0

Current Transformer and Voltage Transformer Ratio Valid Set

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v 2.0

Calculating Compensating Line Loss

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v 4.0

Calculation of Residual Cashflow Reallocation Cashflow

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v 7.0

Cancellation of High Grade, Low Grade Communications Service

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v 6.0

Central Management System Equivalent Meter Test Specification

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v 4.0

Central Management Systems Customers

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v 4.0

Central Management Systems Manufacturers

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v 14.0

Change of Measurement Class and Change of Profile Class

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v 2.0

Cleansing Negative EACs (CP1401) Implementation Guide

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v 5.0

CoP 4 Sample Meter Calibrations

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v 61.0

CoP Compliance Protocol Approvals

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v 8.0

Code of Practice Four

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v 6.0

Commissioning Measurement Transformers Code of Practice Four

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v 5.0

Communication Line Request Form

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v 3.0

Compliance Testing Protocol Approval Settlement Meters Outstations

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v 2.0

Constructing Aggregation Rules – Central Volume Allocation

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v 2.0

Constructing Aggregation Rules: Central Volume Allocation

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v 30.0

ELEXON explains how Credit Assessment Load Factors (CALF) are calculated and used in determining a Trading Party's Energy Indebtedness under the BSC.

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v 24.0

Credit Assessment Price (CAP) Review Guidance

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v 11.0

Credit Cover

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v 7.0

ELEXON explains what's included in the BSC's credit checking process, what happens if BSC Parties breach the Credit Default thresholds, and how Credit Default interacts with Payment Default and BSC Default.

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v 5.0

New Template Guidance Notes

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v 6.0

D0095 User Guide Volume 2: Technical Guide

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v 2.0

D0313: Auxiliary Meter Technical Details

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v 4.0

D380 Declare Use Form

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v 5.0

D380 Metering Dispensation for customers on private networks

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v 3.0

De-appointed Supplier Agents

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v 6.0

Defaulting Party and Failing Supplier Process

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v 2.0

Desktop Audits: Technical Assurance of Metering

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v 7.0

ELEXON explains how Parties can refer Trading Disputes to the BSC Panel, and how the Panel considers and makes determinations on these Disputes.

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v 7.0

Determining Trading Party Groups

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v 2.0

Direct Debit Form

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v 7.0

ECVAA Web Service (EWS)

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v 3.0

EFR and EFR Escalation Process

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v 8.0

Electricity Trading Arrangement A Beginner's Guide

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v 5.0

Elexon Monitoring of Incorrect Non Half Hourly (NHH) Energisation Status

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v 8.0

Embedded Generation

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v 4.0

Erroneous Large EAC/AA Annual Billed Unit

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v 3.0

Exception Reporting in the Half Hourly Market

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v 1.0

Exceptional Circumstances in relation to raising Trading Disputes

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v 5.0

FAQS: HHDA METERING SOLUTION FOR EMR

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v 9.0

Funding Shares

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v 1.0

Generation Capacity (GC) and Demand Capacity (DC) Estimation Methodology and Challenge Guidance

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v 4.0

Generic LED Charge Codes and Variable Power Switch Regimes: Guidance for Customers

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v 4.0

Generic LED Charge Codes: Guidance to Manufacturers on the Application Process

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v 6.0

Grid Supply Point (GSP) Group Correction

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v 5.0

Gross Volume Correction (GVC)

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v 1.0

GUIDANCE FOR BSC PARTIES ON SETTLEMENT IPLICATIONS OF PROJECT TERRE

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v 8.0

Half Hourly (HH) Estimation During COVID-19

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v 8.0

How to Complete the Funds Accession Form (BSCP301)

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v 4.0

How to read Advice Notes and Confirmation Notices

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v 4.0

How to read your Trading Charge Backing Sheets

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v 7.0

Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) – Entering the Market

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v 15.0

Current Transformer and Voltage Transformer Ratio Valid Set

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v 2.0

Introduction to Switch Regimes and VPSRs

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v 1.0

LED Charge Code Range Application Form Generic

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v 5.0

Lamps Appendix to Application Form

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v 3.0

Lamps Application Form

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v 8.0

Line Loss Factor Submission, Audit and Approval

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v 4.0

Load Profiles and their use in Electricity Settlement

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v 6.0

Long Term Vacant Sites

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v 4.0

MSID MPAN Guidance

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v 6.0

Management and Resolution of Erroneous Large EACs and AAs

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v 6.0

Market Domain Data Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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v 6.0

Market Domain Data Made Easy

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v 8.0

Market Entry: SVA Qualification

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v 6.0

Market Exit Flow Diagram

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v 9.0

ELEXON explains the processes by which different types of BSC Party can withdraw from the BSC.

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v 9.0

Material Change and Triggers for re-Qualification

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v 9.0

Material Doubt Section M Guidance Note

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v 3.0

Measured Central Management System Test Specification

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v 8.0

Metering Systems Compliance with BSC Codes of Practice

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v 8.0

Metering demand sites with generating equipment installed

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v 2.0

Microgeneration and the Balancing and Settlement Code

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v 3.0

Moving into Smart Metering

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v 4.0

NHH Meter Reading Validation Algorithm

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v 1.0

National Generic Measurement Transformer Error Statement

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v 1.1

New Entrant FTP Test Procedures

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v 4.0

Non Half Hourly (NHH) Long Term Vacant (LTV) During COVID-19

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v 1.0

Notification of Commissioning Status Appendix B

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v 2.0

Overview of Trading Charge Invoices

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v 2.0

P339 Implementation Guide

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v 4.0

P350 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

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v 3.0

Panel Elections General Guidance

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v 4.0

Participant Communications Overview Guide (PCOG)

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v 8.0

Participant Test Service Booking Form

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v 2.0

Party Attendance at the Trading Disputes Committee

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v 3.0

Party Novation

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v 8.0

Performance Assurance Framework (PAF) Techniques Guiding Principles

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v 1.0

Performance Assurance: Report Mapping

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Performance Assurance: Risk Mapping

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v 10.0

Production/Consumption Status and Flag

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v 6.0

Profiling Samples and Candidate Selection

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v 2.0

Radio Teleswitch: Standard Settlement Configuration Mapping

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v 4.0

Registration of BM Units for EMR

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v 5.0

Registration of Systems Connection Points

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v 8.0

SVA Qualification: Approach to Witnessing

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v 11.0

SVA Qualification: Storyboards and Test Guidelines

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v 18.0

Schedule of Main and SVA Specified Charges

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v 19.0

Schedule of Specified Communication Charges

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v 7.0

Securing Access for Technical Assurance Agent (TAA) Inspection Visits

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v 4.0

Settlement Calculation Hierarchy

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v 2.0

Settlement Calculation Hierarchy: Calculate BM Unit Allocated Demand Volume

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Settlement Calculation Hierarchy: Calculate Trading Charges

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v 5.0

Settlement Cashflows

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v 1.0

Settlement Implicatons for Suppliers Whose Customers Provide Balancing Services to National Grid (Directly or via Independent Aggregators)

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v 4.0

Settlement Metering for Offshore Wind Farms

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v 3.0

Settlement Risk SR0024

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v 3.0

Settlement Risk SR0025

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v 3.0

Signals and Miscellaneous Charge Codes Application Form

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v 4.0

Site Inspection Visits During COVID-19

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v 2.0

Smart Meter Technical Detail (MTD) Report

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v 12.0

Statement of Generic Metering Dispensations Valid Set

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Statement of Site Specific Metering Dispensations

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v 3.0

Street Lighting Load Research Report 2

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v 5.0

Supplier Guidance on Achieving 97%

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Supplier Guidance on Achieving and Maintaining 99% Half Hourly Performance

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v 3.0

Supplier Volume Allocation Half Hourly Market Best Practice

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(SoLR): Settlement Performance and Performance Assurance

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v 5.0

TAA Working Instructions

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TAA Working Instructions for Desktop Audits

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v 6.0

Technical Assurance of Half Hourly Metering: Categories of common non-compliance for Inspection Visits

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v 5.0

Technical Assurance of Metering Authorisations

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Technical Assurance of Metering How to rectify common non-compliances

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v 5.0

Technical Assurance of Performance Assurance Parties

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v 13.0

Testing Guidelines

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v 7.0

Third Party Licence Exempt Distribution

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v 3.0

Trading Dispute Process for erroneous Large EAC/AA

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v 8.0

Trading Disputes Process

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ELEXON explains how it identifies affected Parties during the BSC's Trading Disputes process and how they fit into the process.

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v 8.0

Trading Units

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v 4.0

Transmission Loss Factor (TLF) Determination

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v 7.0

Transmission Losses

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v 5.0

New Template Guidance Notes

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v 1.0

Understanding Settlement Risk 28 and How to Improve my Performance

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v 9.0

Understanding your Market Role

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v 5.0

Unmetered Supplies Monitoring Explanatory Notes

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v 13.0

Valid Outstation Types

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v 1.0

Variable Power Switch Regimes (VPSR) Application Form

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v 3.0

Virtual Lead Party

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v 11.0

Volume Notifications

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