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Ofgem Call for evidence: Review of the DCC licence arrangements (Closing Date: 26 March 2021)

Ofgem Call for evidence: Review of the DCC licence arrangements

As the Smart Meter Communications licence is due to expire in 2025, Ofgem are initiating a review of the DCC regulatory framework to ensure that it remains fit for purpose to underpin the DCC’s role over the period 2025-2040. Ofgem invites stakeholders to share their views to inform their approach towards, and the scope of, the DCC review. It is also an early opportunity for DCC customers and other interested parties to shape the trajectory of the review.

Who should respond?

  • All SEC Parties.

Related Documents

Please find the Call for Evidence document here.

How to respond

Please contact smartmetering@ofgem.gov.uk by 5pm 26 March 2021.

Market Wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) – Consultation on Programme Implementation Principles (Closing Date: 5 March 2021)

Market Wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) – Consultation on Programme Implementation Principles

Ofgem are proposing to place responsibility for management and delivery of the implementation of Market Wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) with industry with Elexon acting as Senior Responsible Owner. Ofgem are consulting about the challenges / risks this presents, and potential ways to mitigate these.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in or those that will be involved in the Market Wide Half Hourly Settlement implementation.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact halfhourlysettlement@ofgem.gov.uk by 5pm 5 March 2021.

Consultation on increasing DCC’s revenue at risk against the Operational Performance Regime (Closing Date: 27 November 2020)

Consultation on increasing DCC’s revenue at risk against the Operational Performance Regime

In May 2020, Ofgem consulted on revising the Operational Performance Regime (OPR) to optimise the financial incentives placed on the DCC to drive better performance. As a monopoly company, it is important that the DCC faces sufficient incentives to play its role well, delivering value for money and high quality services to support smart metering. This is key to ensure consumers are able to fully take advantage of the benefits of the smart meter rollout.

In response to the May 2020 consultation, stakeholders requested that Ofgem increase the incentive on the DCC to perform well against the OPR. Following these requests, Ofgem are proposing to increase the DCC’s revenue at risk against the OPR, achieving the aim of a stronger incentive.

Ofgem would implement this proposal through the OPR Guidance, which Ofgem will consult on in January 2021.

Who should respond?

The DCC’s stakeholders interested in the DCC’s operational performance.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact smartmetering@ofgem.gov.uk by 27 November 2020.

Consultation on minor changes to ‘Annex 5 – Methodology for determining the Smart Metering Net Cost Change’ (Closing Date: 3 July 2020)

Consultation on minor changes to ‘Annex 5 – Methodology for determining the Smart Metering Net Cost Change’

Ofgem are proposing changes to the model set out in Annex 5 to Standard Licence Condition (SLC) 28AD of the electricity and gas supply licences to add new input rows for Pre-Payment Meter (PPM) non-pass-through Smart Metering Net Cost Change (SMNCC) and clarify the source of SMETS2 meter volumes used to determine the communications hubs fixed charge element of DCC charges.

Who should respond?

  • Stakeholders
  • Those interested in Smart Metering Net Cost Change

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact retailpriceregulation@ofgem.gov.uk by Friday 3 July 2020.

Statutory consultation for protecting energy consumers with prepayment meters (Closing Date: 26 June 2020)

Statutory consultation for protecting energy consumers with prepayment meters

This consultation sets out how Ofgem proposes to protect Prepayment Meter (PPM) customers on default tariffs. Alongside the main consultation document, Ofgem have also published a draft notice for amending Standard Licence Condition (SLC) 2AD of the gas and electricity supply licences and an updated model to calculate the level of the default tariff cap.

Who should respond?

  • Suppliers
  • Customers
  • Those interested in the Prepayment Meter default tariffs

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact retailpriceregulation@ofgem.gov.uk by Friday 26 June 2020.

DCC Operational Performance Regime Review: May 2020 Consultation (Closing Date: 12 June 2020)

DCC Operational Performance Regime Review: May 2020 Consultation

Ofgem are consulting on a revised Operational Performance Regime (OPR) framework. This includes proposals for incentivising the DCC’s system performance under four new outcome-based measures, broken down by meter type and region where relevant. In addition, we propose incentivising the DCC under two new areas that have caused concern among DCC’s stakeholders: DCC’s engagement with its customers, and contract management and procurement.

Who should respond?

  • Businesses
  • Stakeholders
  • Those interested in the Operational Performance Regime (OPR) framework

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please send your responses to Andrew Roberts at smartmetering@ofgem.gov.uk by 12 June 2020.

Electricity Network Access and Forward-Looking Charging Review: Demand-weighted distributed reference node (Closing Date: 30 April 2020)

Electricity Network Access and Forward-Looking Charging Review: Demand-weighted distributed reference node

Ofgem is seeking industry feedback on proposed changes to the demand weighted reference node approach. Ofgem invites the energy industry to provide them with clear rationale for any changes to the current reference node approach. Quantitative analysis of any options is not required although parties are welcome to submit this.

Who should respond?

  • Stakeholders
  • Individuals interested in Electricity Network Access and the Reference Node Approach

Related Documents

The related workshop slides can be found here.

How to respond

Please send your responses to FutureChargingandAccess@ofgem.gov.uk by 30 April 2020.

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