We recover our costs from energy suppliers, network operators and other authorised users via Charges. The approach we use to calculate those Charges is set out in the Smart Energy Code (SEC).

We regularly publish Charging Statements which set out the charges that currently apply, and our forecast of what Charges might be in the future to help parties estimate what they may pay in future. Charges are designed to be cost reflective and non-discriminatory.

Charging Methodology

DCC Charges are levied in accordance with the approach set out in the Charging Methodology.

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Charging Statements

We are required to publish annual Charging Statements which set out the charges applicable for the effective regulatory year.

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Indicative Charging Statements

As part of our SEC obligation we publish within the first five working days of April, July, October and January in each year, an indicative Charging Statement.

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Indicative budgets

We publish within the first five working days of April, July, October and January in each year, an Indicative Budget for the second and third regulatory years due to start thereafter.

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Latest Updates

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    • 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.

    • 22
    • June 2020
    Statement of Service Exemptions 2020

    DCC has published a final version of the Statement of Service Exemptions for the Regulatory Year 2019-20. This has been submitted to and approved by Ofgem.

    • 22
    • April 2020
    Becoming carbon neutral in 2020

    To mark Earth Day, we're delighted to announce that we became carbon neutral in March this year.