Posts by Dane Sandy

Feed-in-Tariffs (FiT) Mutualisation

Renewables Obligation (RO) / Feed-in-Tariffs (FiT) Mutualisation The payment shortfall will affect customers with Pass-through and Flex contracts who were on supply between July and September 2018. What are they? The RO is a support mechanism which requires all licensed electricity suppliers to source an amount of their supply from renewable sources. It was introduced by […]

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Report

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Report (SECR)

The UK Government announced a new mandatory Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework for all large UK businesses to take effect in 2019.   What is SECR? SECR stands for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Report. The new mandatory reporting framework will replace the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC EES) and extend the scope of the existing […]

What does the Capacity Market Suspension mean for electricity bills

Why has the Capacity Market been suspended? The Capacity Market scheme subsidises owners of coal, gas and other power stations so that their plants are ready to supply electricity for businesses and homes at peak times during the winter months. Tempus Energy, a clean technology firm submitted a legal challenge to the European Court of […]

DCP 228 (DuoS Rates Changes)

What is DCP 228? DCP stands for Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA). DCP 228 spread the energy costs more equally throughout the day. Until recently, Distribution Use of System (DUoS) costs are at their highest for half-hourly consumers during late afternoon – or the so-called ‘Red Band’ – meaning a large percentage of […]

DCP 161 and the impact on Half Hourly Meters

What is DCP 161? DCP stands for Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA). DCP 161 reintroduces higher charges for excess capacity that are on average 73% above normal rates. This will impact customers with Half-hourly meters who exceed their agreed capacity. What are Distribution Use of System (DUoS) charges? These are the charges […]