DCC consultations

DCC consults on many topics to gather a wide range of views from individuals and organisations.

We aim to ensure that our consultations capture all relevant information and arguments, capturing points that might otherwise be overlooked, to develop an informed decision-making process.

Here is a list of open and closed consultations, alongside DCC's conclusions where applicable.  

Other consultation information

Schedules of consultations that we will publish in the future can be found in our indicative consultation planner. You can also view responses submitted by DCC to other SMIP-related consultations (e.g. consultations issued by BEIS).

Please note that these pages contain documents on which DCC is consulting and documents associated with that consultation. A document updated following consultation and submitted to Secretary of State (or other appropriate authority) for approval will be found under the Implementation pages.

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Review of the post-implementation temporary maintenance schedule

On 19 August 2016 Smart DCC Ltd (DCC) consulted with Parties to the Smart Energy Code (SEC) on its intention to implement a temporary maintenance schedule in place of the SEC provisions relating to Planned Maintenance for a limited period . DCC has been using the temporary maintenance schedule since 8 November 2016. DCC agreed to review the maintenance schedule after four months and seek an extension if necessary. This consultation forms part of that review. Response deadline for Parties is 12:00 2 March 2017.




Temporary maintenance schedule and BCDR testing

DCC has today published a consultation on two separate proposals to use alternative arrangements to those outlined in the SEC temporarily during the period following DCC Live.


Consultation on draft DCC Development Plan

DCC has today published a consultation on the draft version of the DCC Development Plan covering the five-year period starting from the Regulatory Year 2016-17.