DCP 161 Ofgem Legislation
OFGEM is introducing new legislation from April 2018 which will impose penalty rates on half hourly supplies that exceed their authorised available capacity. Excess penalty rates could be more than three times higher than the standard rate.
Currently any site which exceeds its capacity is charged the same rate as their authorised capacity.
The new legislation, known as DCP 161, will also impact on supplies that have been or will be converted to half hourly as a result of P272 (profile class 05-08 Non half hourly supplies) migration.
It is important that available capacity and maximum demand levels are monitored to ensure supplies stay within authorised available capacity levels. Powerchange UK Energy Consultants can help clients apply to the networks to increase authorised capacity levels.