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

    • 01
    • January 2020
    Smart Export Guarantee Scheme – Live 1/1/2020

    This is a briefing document outlining the new Smart Export Guarantee scheme. The SEG becomes live on 1/1/2020

    • 17
    • December 2019
    Statement of Service Exemptions 2019

    DCC has published a final version of the Statement of Service Exemptions for the Regulatory Year 2018-19.

    • 29
    • November 2019
    Second-generation smart meters pass 3 million mark

    The Data Communications Company (DCC) has confirmed that the 3 millionth second-generation smart meter (SMETS2) has been installed onto its smart, secure network. More than half-a-billion encrypted messages to and from smart meters have been carried by the DCC’s secure network this year.