Re-using the platform
While our priority is still ensuring the successful roll-out of smart meters across the country, we’re also thinking of ways our customers and, in the future, others can use our network to help deliver a smarter energy future. From expert help from our technology team, to full service testing at our Brabazon House laboratory - we can give personal guidance on how to develop your designs to work with our network.
Smart energy infrastructure
Our network ecosystem
The DCC's secure network can be re-used to support a range of products and services.
Helping turn your vision into a reality
We provide expert advice that fosters further innovation by our customers. We're already working on how to support Electric Vehicle charging. The network may also one day even help to reduce fuel poverty.
Helping secure Britain's electric vehicle charging system
We're working with Government and industry to understand how our secure network can enable flexible and fair smart charging for Britain's electric vehicle drivers.Discover more
We'll help with the where and the how
Shining a light on urban biodiversity
DCC has teamed up with Scotscape on a proof of concept to explore how urban biodiversity coupled with remote data connectivity can help improve air quality in our towns and cities, helping Britain reach the target of net zero by 2050.
DCC provides access to Britain’s largest secure test lab, allowing customers to test their products and reduce R&D costs. Customers can experiment with smart meter functionality, run products through connectivity testing, access EV Smart charge points or build a proof of concept onsite. We also offer full remote support and asset management.
Experts on hand
Our technology team team offer DCC customers personal guidance on how to develop their conceptual ideas into working ones.
- Industry insight
- 4 min read
- Matt James & James Richards, DCC & Connected Places Catapult
Addressing fuel poverty: using data for public good
Britain’s energy infrastructure is the last of the great analogue systems. In 5 years our energy network will be unrecognisable from today. Data lies at the heart of this change and used well, will improve lives.
- Industry insight
- 8 min read
- Mike Hewitt (DCC) & Stuart Coleman (ODI),
Unlocking smart meter data to accelerate the energy revolution
We need more open data ecosystems because the big challenges our societies face require, among many other things, access to trusted data for a variety of different organisations.