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DP218 ‘Review of the SEC Charging Methodology’ – Request for Information (RFI)

A request for information (RFI) on changes to the SEC Charging Methodology under DP218.

This Request for Information (RFI) has been prepared by the Data Communications Company (DCC) and the Smart Energy Code Administrator and Secretariat (SECAS), alongside Frontier Economics, to assess the case for changing the way the DCC charges for the use of the smart metering network. This RFI represents the next stage of the SEC modification DP218 ‘Review of the SEC Charging Methodology’ which industry has initiated to examine reforms to DCC charging.

The DCC is required by its Licence to keep its charging policy under review. There are currently a range of drivers prompting a re-examination of DCC’s Charging Methodology, including increasing divergence between use of the DCC Network and DCC’s own charging objectives set out in Section C ‘Governance’ of the Smart Energy Code (SEC), as well as industry demand for change.

Any change to DCC’s charging methodology could impact all SEC Party categories. Potential changes to charging will also be of interest to prospective DCC Users as well as organisations who use a third-party provider to access DCC services. Therefore, this RFI is open to all organisations and individuals who wish to respond.

This RFI closes at 17:00 on Tuesday 25 June 2024 Please email your response using the template provided to