Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement

The Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) provides a single centralised document which relates to the connection to and use of the electricity distribution networks. It includes the charging methodologies for connection to, and use of, the electricity distribution networks.

All licensed electricity distributors and suppliers are required to become parties to the DCUSA.

If you wish to discuss whether you need to be a party to this code and, if so, how to become one, please contact DCUSA.

Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement Modifications

Our decisions on proposed changes to this agreement are included below.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 12th Nov 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP188 proposed to ensure that the report provided by Embedded Distribution Network Operators to each Distribution Network Operator included Black and Yellow distribution ‘time bands’, following DCUSA change DCP130.

  • Published: 22nd Oct 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP175 added version control to the National Terms of Connection to be used within the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) terms and on the terms published at www.connectionterms.co.uk

  • Published: 25th Sep 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP054 sought to ensure that an appropriate Revenue Protection service was put in place; that prescribed Revenue Protection procedures are undertaken; all reported energy illegally extracted is entered into settlements; and, a Revenue Protection Code of...

  • Published: 18th Sep 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP164 sought to introduce a managed change process for charging methodology DCPs.

  • Published: 18th Sep 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP153 sought to introduce Service Level Agreements for Distribution Network Operators to rectify issues reported to them by suppliers or their agents.

  • Published: 23rd Jul 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP149 sought to ensure that all distributors raise invoices that contain only data for a given ‘clock time’ calendar month.

  • Published: 12th Jul 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP171 sought to clarify the text regarding the application of time bands

  • Published: 7th Jun 2013
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP163 would implement a change to remove unnecessary wording relating to HVS Tariffs from the CDCM

  • Published: 6th Jun 2013
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP127 would amend the DCUSA to permit, subject to defined conditions, a gas supplier’s meter agent to de-energise a customer’s electricity supply and carry out works required to install, maintain or remove a gas first communications hub.

  • Published: 21st May 2013
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP143 sought to ensure that distributors adopt a common approach to estimating reactive power factor data where the supplier does not provide this.

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