Public consultation on the study about the designation of multiple Balance Responsible Parties (BRPs) on an Access Point

Topic

Elia is organising a public consultation on the study about the designation of multiple Balance Responsible Parties (BRPs) on an Access Point. This study aims to analyze the existing schemes for the designation of multiple BRP’s on an Access Point and propose improvements and/or new schemes.
The study contains:

  • A description of the current framework concerning the BRP responsibilities and of the existing possibilities to designate more than one BRP on an access point. The current limitations of these schemes are analyzed in the study.
  • A description of the need for improvement of the schemes allowing the designation of multiple BRPs on an Access Point
  • Based on the inputs from market parties (that are summarized in the study), the requirements to define a new solution for the designation of multiple BRPs on an Access Point 
  • The design proposal of a new scheme allowing the designation of multiple BRPs on an Access Point that provides additional flexibility to market parties.

Context

Each grid user connected to the Elia grid has access to the Elia grid at the condition that its access point is registered in the balancing perimeter of a BRP so that the offtake/injection measured at the level of this access point is well allocated to a BRP. In practice, the Access Contract Holder (ACH) of the access point needs to designate a Balance Responsible Party (BRP) that will be responsible for that access point in his access contract. The current access contract contains several annexes allowing to share the balancing responsibility on an access point by designating more than one BRP responsible for this access point. 

Over the years, Elia has experienced that those schemes have limitations for the designation of more than one BRP on an access point. As these schemes were previously developed for specific situations, they might not sufficiently address all the potential needs of market parties. In practice, more flexibility needs to be provided in the possibilities to split the balancing responsibility on an access point.

Besides, the revision of these schemes should also consider the evolution of the electricity market design. In particular the impact of the future split of market roles (Scheduling Agent (SA), Outage Planning Agent (OPA), Balance Responsible Party (BRP), Balancing Service Provider (BSP)) should be assessed.  

Period

Elia invites all stakeholders to submit any comments and suggestions they may have on the proposal submitted for consultation.

The consultation period runs from Thursday 15th of July  to Monday 6th of September 2021 included. Elia’s proposal was presented to the market parties during a specific workshop on the 9th of June 2021.

After the consultation period, Elia collects all comments and feedback from the market parties. Elia will analyse these comments and integrate them into a consultation report together with Elia’s responses. In addition to the consultation report, Elia will publish the reactions of the market parties (including names) on the website, unless it is explicitly stated that the contribution is to be considered confidential. 

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