From 1 April 2018, the following important industry changes are coming into effect:
Until now, there is no penalty for any half-hourly (HH) meters exceeding the agreed level of available capacity (kVA). DCP 161 will make sure that any half-hourly meter is billed correctly for its kVA and any HH supplies exceeding this will pay significantly more. Find out more here
DCP 228 will alter the way in which electricity distribution charges are calculated. The change aims to accurately reflect the distribution costs incurred by network operators during peak and non-peak periods. For many half-hourly businesses, DCP 228 will mean a rise in energy costs. However, those with a high use at peak times may see a small decrease on their bills. The level of impact will be based on your region and DNO. Find out more here
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)
MEES are a set of legal requirements that will make it unlawful to agree a new lease for a commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G. Find out more here
We encourage you to take action now so that your business is not caught out by these changes.