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

    • 07
    • September 2020
    Second-generation smart meters pass 5 million mark

    The Data Communications Company (DCC) has confirmed that the 5 millionth second-generation smart meter (SMETS2) has been installed onto its nationwide secure network.

    • 30
    • July 2020
    Elective Communications Services – Customer Update

    Following on from our last update on the 26th June, we have now determined the next steps in our journey to make ECS a better fit to suit your needs.

    • 26
    • 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.