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What is an Energy Identification Code (EIC)?

A harmonised identification system managed by ENTSO-E to facilitate cross-border exchanges and identify parties within the Internal Energy Market (IEM).

What is the Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS) charge and do I have to pay it?

The Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS) charge recovers the cost of day-to-day operation of the transmission system in Great Britain. Following the approval of CUSC Modification Proposal (CMP) 202 in August 2012, this charge is not applicable for interconnectors.

How much does it cost to get registered with BritNed?

Registration with BritNed is free and there are no monthly fees.

Elexon

What is a Balancing Mechanism (BM) Unit?

Balancing Mechanism (BM) Units are used as units of trade within the Balancing Mechanism. Each BM Unit accounts for a collection of plant and/or apparatus, and is considered the smallest grouping that can be independently controlled.

To trade on BritNed, you will need an interconnector specific BM Unit ID.

Who are Elexon?

Elexon administers the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) in Great Britain and facilitate imbalance settlement.

I already have a BM Unit ID, can I use this when registering to use BritNed?

Unfortunately not, you will need a specific BMU IDs for BritNed. To use BritNed you will need 2 BMU IDs, a generation (import) and demand (export). All of the BritNed specific BMU IDs start with 'IBG' for import and 'IBD' for export.

I have a question about the Elexon registration process, who do I contact?

You can contact the BritNed team and we will try to help with your query. Alternatively, you can contact Elexon Service Desk directly.

TenneT

What is an European Article Number (EAN)?

A European standard that TenneT uses for identifying parties within the Dutch electricity market. EAN codes are allocated and managed by GS1.

Who are TenneT?

TenneT is the electricity system operator for the Netherlands.

I already have an EAN number, can I use this when registering to use BritNed?

Yes, if you have an EAN that is registered with TenneT and you are set up as either having Trade or Full Recognition as a Balance Responsible Party.

I have a question about the TenneT registration process, who do I contact?

You can contact the BritNed team and we will try to help with your query. Alternatively, you can contact TenneT Customer Care Center directly.

Joint Allocation Office (JAO)

Who are Joint Allocation Office (JAO)?

Joint Allocation Office (JAO) is a service company that facilitates the electricity market by facilitating auctions for cross border transmission capacity. Their auction platform is called eCAT and BritNed use this for our Long Term and Day Ahead auctions.

National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO)

Know Your Customer (KYC)

What's BritNed's registered address?

BritNed Development Limited

1-3 Strand

London

WC2N 5EH

United Kingdom

What's BritNed's postal address?

BritNed Development limited

P.O. box 718

6800 AS

Arnhem

The Netherlands

What is BritNed's company registration number?

In Great Britain, we are registered with Companies House and our registration number is 04251409.

In The Netherlands, we are registered with Kamer van Koophandel (KvK) and our registration number is 09208786.

Where can I find BritNed's policies?

All of our policies can be found in our footer at the bottom of the page or on our About BritNed page.

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