Important changes for HH meter users

If you use HH meters, you need to know about the changes brought in by Ofgem on the 1st April 2018.

The new measure, called DCP 161, has been brought in to ensure HH users exceeding their capacity are not just charged for the additional energy used, but that they are also penalised by being given a hefty charge.

Why has DCP 161 been introduced?

The introduction of the changes to the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) will ensure that additional costs incurred by Distribution Network Operators are received.

Introducing DCP 161 should also encourage those using a HH supply to review their capacity needs regularly, and ensure you have an accurate capacity level agreed.

What are the new charges?

Exact charges will vary from region to region and by voltage, but the penalty rate could be as much as three times the standard charge rate. The best way to ensure you are paying what you expect, is to review your capacity and create as accurate a plan as possible.

I am due to convert to an HH meter – what should I do?

If you have converted to an HH meter, or are due to as a result of P272 it is key that you understand the capacity available and the demand on these supplies levels. Looking at energy saving options as well as revising your agreed capacity levels will help to avoid any unnecessary charges. Get in touch with one of the DB Group Team for advice.

What should I do next?

If you want to increase your available capacity or are looking at ways to reduce your energy consumption and avoid excess charges, DB Group can help.

Simply call 01506 848848 to find out more.