Consultation outcome

Further consultation on non-domestic smart metering: the DCC opt-out

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Smart Metering Implementation Programme: government response to the April 2016 further consultation on the DCC opt-out

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Detail of outcome

The government response to the April 2016 further consultation confirms the decision to remove the Data Communications Company (DCC) opt-out, and will require most non-domestic suppliers to become DCC Users by 31 August 2018 and to enrol SMETS2 meters with the DCC.

The response also sets out the actions we will take to implement the removal of the opt-out.

Detail of feedback received

We received 15 responses to this consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

Further consultation on the ‘DCC opt-out’ seeking further evidence on the impacts of retaining opt-out and views on the proposed amendments to the regulatory framework should the opt-out be removed.

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Consultation description

This document is made up of 2 parts.

Part A seeks additional evidence on:

  • whether alternative service providers can demonstrate firm plans to develop a DCC equivalent service
  • the impact on non-domestic consumers of retaining the DCC opt-out, particularly when switching between opted-in and opted-out supplier

Part B invites views on:

  • the main amendments to the regulatory framework that would be needed to implement the removal of the opt-out and to protect consumers, should the government decide to remove it

Your response will be most useful if it is framed in direct response to the questions posed, though further comments and evidence are also welcome.

Documents

Further consultation on non-domestic smart metering: the DCC opt-out

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Published 21 April 2016
Last updated 31 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Government response published.
  2. First published.