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DCP161 – Excess KVA Capacity charges

DCP161:A new legislation that is being introduced, Ofgem's DCP161 will bring a penalty for energy consumers that exceed their capacity on half hourly (HH) meters. The purpose of this legislation Implementing from 1st April 2018, it could cost energy consumers as much as 90% more on their bill or 3 times the standard rate. Currently, there is no penalty for exceeding the agreed capacity, which means that if someone exceeds, the supplier only charges the excess use by the consumers Fixed Capacity Charge. This means there is no incentive for the consumer to regulate their capacity usage. The main reason…