Consultation outcome

New Smart Energy Code Content (Stage 2): consequential consultation on changes to the DCC licence

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Government response: consultation on consequential changes to the DCC Licence to support provisions in the Smart Energy Code concerning financing of communications hubs

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Detail of outcome

This document concludes on a consultation to update the DCC licence so that it supports provisions in the Smart Energy Code around the financing of communications hubs.

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Original consultation

Summary

To conclude on proposed provisions in the Smart Energy Code around communications hubs charges and a further consequential consultation on changes to the DCC licence to support these provisions.

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Consultation description

The Smart Energy Code (SEC) is a new industry code which has been created through, and comes into force under, the DCC licence. The SEC is a multiparty contract which sets out the terms for the provision of the DCC’s Smart Meter communications service, and specifies other provisions to govern the end-to-end management of Smart Metering.

This response and further consultation provides the government’s conclusions on one of the issues discussed in the October 2013 consultation on the Smart Energy Code (SEC). This is the proposed provisions in the SEC to support the delivery of cost-effective, viable and sustainable third party financing for communications hubs. The government has concluded that these provisions are a proportionate and appropriate mechanism for helping to secure the most cost-effective financing for an initial 5% of the expected total number of communications hubs. However, as a result of information received during that consultation a further consequential consultation is needed on changes to the DCC licence to support these provisions.

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Government response and further consultation: provisions in the Smart Energy Code concerning financing of communications hubs and consequential changes to the DCC Licence

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Published 16 December 2013
Last updated 30 January 2014 + show all updates
  1. Government response published.
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