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DCC Release 1.2 now live

On 8 November 2016, DCC received notice from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), that the Secretary of State has directed that the relevant provisions of the Smart Energy Code (SEC) are activated to enable DCC to offer Enrolment and Communication Services to Users in the Central and South Regions, in accordance with the Scope of DCC Release 1.2. This direction means that, in addition to the pre-existing Services that DCC offers, DCC is now operationally live to communicate with meters on its production platform in the Central and South Regions.

On 25 November 2016 BEIS confirmed that DCC is ready for operations in the North Region. 

DCC Live Letter - Central and South

DCC Live Direction Letter - Central and South

DCC Live Letter - North

DCC Live Direction Letter - North


Release 1.3

The data communications functionality (Release 1.2) is ready for live operations. DCC is consulting with SEC Parties on a plan for delivering more functionality (known as Release 1.3). 



The Programme delivery is overseen internally by a sound governance structure (see below) and externally by governance that includes DECC and industry.You can find out more about these activities and DCC's progress on them elsewhere in this website. If you have specific queries please get in touch with us at

Programme governance