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I have a CMU where the SPD testing has been automated, what should I do?

Delivery Partners will automatically know when your CMU has passed its SPD, please monitor the SPD report published on the ESC website: https://www.lowcarboncontracts.uk/data-portal/dataset/capacity-market-spd-pass-report 

Capacity Provider are still required to: 

  • Monitor their relevant data flows as these must be in place to pass Satisfactory Performance Days. Further guidance on submitting Metered Volumes can be found on the EMRS website

  • Ensure their CMU with a Capacity Obligation in 2021/22 has demonstrated its capacity at a level equal to or greater than its Capacity Obligation for at least one Settlement Period, on three separate days during the Winter of the relevant Delivery Year. 

I have a CMU that has passed it’s SPDs but is not appearing on the SPD Pass Report what do I do?

Note that there may be a delay due to the process reporting framework in place from ESC to EMR Delivery Body in your CMU appearing on the SPD Pass report.  

This delay will have no impact on your CMU successfully passing its SPDs and we recommend that if you are uncertain in anyway contact ESC: 

info@electricitysettlementscompany.uk  

Its nearing the end of the SPD window and I cannot see my CMU on the SPD pass report will I be suspended?

If the CMU has passed its SPDs and the SPD pass report does not show this please contact one of the Delivery Partners and we will provide a response: 

ESC contact email: info@electricitysettlementscompany.uk  

EMR Delivery Body: emr@nationalgrideso.com  

EMRS Service Desk: contact@emrsettlement.co.uk  

If the CMU has not passed the SPDs please follow the guidance, Demonstrating Satisfactory Performance & Extended Performance please follow the latest EMR Delivery Body Guidance.

Why have some CMU Types been modelled, and others have not?

Outstanding  

Why not modelled?  

Unproven DSR CMU  

Proven DSR CMU  

DSR Baselining does not allow for automation because the starting point cannot be known 

CMU Portfolios  

It cannot be automated as it cannot be determined what CMUs are going to be grouped as a portfolio 

Requirement to demonstrate Extended Performance 

Difference to SPD process, modelling in progress 

Secondary Trading: Where the full or partial obligation is not transferred for the entire Delivery Year 

In progress, slightly more complicated to model 

The time saved from validating those that have passed automatically will also mean improvements to the delivery of SPDs for those that have not been modelled or where there are errors.

I have a CMU that has passed it SPDs through the automated reporting path, but I want it to aggregate it in a CMU portfolio with other CMUs owned by the same Capacity Provider, what do I need to do?

Any CMUs that require to form a CMU Portfolio are required to follow the existing process outlined in latest EMR Delivery Body Guidance.

I have a CMU that has traded its partial obligation, but the trade initiated after the start of the Delivery Year (1 October 2021), what do I need to do?

Any CMU that has transferred or received obligation for partial Delivery Year (i.e. where the start date for the Physical Trade Capacity Obligation is not 1 October 2021 and end date is not 30 September 2022) will not be included in any automated pass report that is processed by the Delivery Body. 

CMUs are required to follow the existing process outlined in latest Demonstrating Satisfactory Performance & Extended Performance Guidance document on the EMR Delivery Body website Link to Guidance.

I have a CMU that has traded its full obligation, but the trade initiated after the start of the Delivery Year (1 October 2021), what do I need to do?

Any CMU that has transferred or received obligation for partial Delivery Year (i.e. where the start date for the Physical Trade Capacity Obligation is not 1 October 2021 and end date is not 30 September 2022) will not be included in any automated pass report that is processed by the Delivery Body.

CMUs are required to follow the existing process outlined in the latest EMR Delivery Body Guidance.

I have a CMU that will have a Storage Generating Technology Class that was awarded a Capacity Agreement after 21 December 2017 and needs to demonstrate extended performance, what do I need to do?

CMUs that need to demonstrate extended performance are required to follow the existing process outlined in latest EMR Delivery Body Guidance.

I have a CMU that is an Unproven DSR CMU or a Proven DSR CMU, what do I need to do?

DSR CMUS have not yet been included in the latest modelling that is processed by the Delivery Body.  

Any Unproven DSR CMUs or Proven DSR CMUs are required to follow the existing process outlined in latest EMR Delivery Body Guidance.