What we do

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Covid-19

To help us minimise the risk of the virus spreading, and ensure the smooth running of the business, we are now asking DCC staff to conduct business meetings online.

We’ve taken this decision with the wellbeing and safety of our employees, customers and suppliers foremost in mind.

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DCC Products & Services

DCC is leading the design, build, test and integration of the data and communications infrastructure to connect smart meters with the business systems of energy suppliers, network operators and other authorised users.

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Future Service Development

As the provider of the centralised data and communications services that underpin smart metering, DCC has a crucial role in supporting the industry to deliver the smart meter rollout and help enable wider changes to the industry.

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Become a DCC User

Find out about becoming a User of DCC services. Our customers can use the live systems to send secure communications to Smart Meter devices as well as establishing secure connections to all DCC interfaces.

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Smart DCC in figures

24/09/2020

5222420

Total SMETS2 meters on the network

15/09/2020

201689175

Number of messages sent across the network in August

Data point of the month
Gloucestershire

Is the smartest place in Britain in 2020, based on second-generation smart meter penetration.

24/09/2020

1182364

Total SMETS1 meters migrated

Industry Insights

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Lessons in Lockdown

We've been talking and listening to colleagues and here’s what we’ve learnt in the last few months…

25 September 2020
Hitting five million

by Sharon Johnson, Portfolio Director of Energy at British Gas.

16 September 2020
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Smarter, greener

By Martin Hunt, CSA Manager

27 August 2020
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Latest Updates

    • 07
    • September 2020
    Second-generation smart meters pass 5 million mark

    The Data Communications Company (DCC) has confirmed that the 5 millionth second-generation smart meter (SMETS2) has been installed onto its nationwide secure network.

    • 30
    • July 2020
    Elective Communications Services – Customer Update

    Following on from our last update on the 26th June, we have now determined the next steps in our journey to make ECS a better fit to suit your needs.

    • 26
    • June 2020
    Elective Communications Services

    On the 31st March 2020, we released a questionnaire inviting our customers to respond on how we could re-align the ECS offering to better suit your needs. Here are our findings.

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