AMVLP Market Entry Service

An asset operator must undertake a self-assessment qualification process to participate as an Asset Metering Virtual Lead Party (AMVLP) in the Balancing Mechanism.

The self-assessment is a subset of the supplier accreditation process using the same self-assessment document (SAD) and is assessed by KPMG on behalf of Elexon prior to submission to the Elexon Performance Assessment Board (PAB) for approval. It is evidence based and aims to ensure that the participant can adequately fulfill its obligations under the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC).

Market entry requires the applicant to have suitable robust systems in place to perform its AMVLP obligations which have been fully tested following a recognized software methodology alongside documented business process flows covering VLP operational scenarios.

The applicant must complete the relevant sections SAD with supporting evidence. The topics under examination are:

  • Applicant Information
  • Project Management
  • Testing
  • Operational Security and Controls
  • Change Management and Risk Assessment Process
  • Management, Resource Planning and Local Working Procedures
  • Virtual Lead Party

Given that an AMVLP registers behind-the-meter assets in the Balancing Mechanism, there are addition requirements for an AMVLP as opposed to a VLP covering a supplier’s business processes. This requires the ability to manage certain SVA ‘D’ flows in addition to the standard 'P' flows of the VLP role.

Enegen and its partner Datamere have collaborated to provide a comprehensive end to end solution for an AMVLP providing support for both 'D' and 'P' flows using their Genstar4 and Genus GridFlo applications. Enegen and Datamere also provide a comprehensive AMVLP market entry service for applicants selecting Genstar4 and Genus for their AMVLP operations. This includes:

  • Template responses for all relevant sections of the SAD.
  • Professional guidance and advise for the completion of responses pertinent to the applicant.
  • Examples of appropriate business process flows for all AMVLP operational scenarios.
  • All evidential documents covering Enegen as a supplier and Genstar4 as a product.
  • All evidential documents covering Datamere as a supplier and Genus as a product.

Enegen and Datamere will also perform the required CVA and SVA testing with Elexon.

Datamere can also provide a fully managed service for an AMVLP's SVA obligations removing the need for the participant to dedicate and skill resources in this respect.

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