This page contains details of the different roles that make up the energy market. You can find out more about each of the roles and what is required in order to join the electricity market.
How it relates to you
Most Suppliers, Generators, and Licensed Distribution System Operators may have to become a BSC Party because it is a condition within their Ofgem licence. Other companies wishing to trade within the BSC arrangements, like Non-Physical Trader and Virtual Lead Parties, may also have to do so.
Party and Party Agent roles
There are multiple roles that make up the electricity industry. Visit the relevant page below and find out specifically what each role does, the qualification(s) required, the costs involved and the steps needed to enter the market.
- Distribution System Operator (also registers you as Supplier Meter Registration Agent and Unmetered Supplies Operator)
- Energy Contract Volume Notification Agent
- Metered Volume Reallocation Notification Agent
- Interconnector User
- Non-Physical Trader
- Virtual Lead Party
SVA Party Agent roles
If you wish to operate in any of the Supplier Volume Party Agent (SVA) roles mentioned below, you will have to undergo SVA Qualification.
- Central Volume Allocation Meter Operator Agent
- Data Aggregator (Half Hourly and Non Half Hourly)
- Data Collector (Half Hourly and Non Half Hourly)
- Meter Administrator
- Meter Operator (Half Hourly and Non Half Hourly)
- Supplier Meter Registration Agent
- Unmetered Supplies Operator