A wholly owned subsidiary of Capita, Smart DCC Ltd was granted the licence to build and manage its network in 2013 by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, now part of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The network is mandated to:
By the end of 2020, energy consumers with first generation smart meters (known as SMETS1) will be able to switch energy supplier without losing smart functionality in their device. This is already the case for those consumers who have a second generation (SMETS2) smart meter installed, as these are automatically enrolled onto the DCC network.
For more information on DCC’s work, including our role as the key delivery partner for Ofgem’s faster, more reliable Switching programme, please see here.