All Energy Suppliers which hold an energy licence are required to become a DCC User, as per the licence conditions.
Only DCC Users can use the DCC Services; such as communicating via the DCC User Interface and enrolling Smart Metering Systems as described in SEC Section H ‘DCC Services’.
|Energy Licence Held||Licence Conditions to |
become a DCC User
|Electricity Distribution||Condition 21A||If not a Distribution Services Provider|
|Electricity Supply||Condition 48||Conditions 39 and 48.9|
|Gas Supplier||Condition 42||Conditions 33 and 42.9|
|All other Ofgem Licences||N/A||N/A|
SECAS and the DCC will help you to meet the criteria to become a DCC User. You must become a SEC Party to begin the User Entry Process (UEP). SECAS and the DCC manage this process, and we will help you to meet the criteria required, set out below.
Our UEP Guidance Notes explain what you need to do to successfully complete the UEP and become a DCC User.
The DCC’s Interactive Guide is useful to understand the SMKI and Repository Entry Process Testing (SREPT) and User Entry Process Testing (UEPT) processes which you will need to complete as part of the UEP.