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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…

The Future of Public Sector Energy Buying?

OverviewThe National Energy Hub are in the process of establishing OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) compliant energy frameworks dedicated to public and third sector organisations. The National Energy Hub has seen recent cases where organisations are analysing the different options available to them when it comes to fully managed energy services or believing they only have the option of a GPS (Government Procurement Service) agreement. Energy Buying for the public sector Fixed Energy Contracts For most public sector organisations fixed energy contracts are the most popular way to purchase energy providing the highest level of budget certainty and…