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: 13th Nov 2012
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This proposal sought to improve transparency of CDCM target revenue by requiring a more detailed breakdown of actual and forecast allowed revenue.

  • Published: 13th Nov 2012
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This proposal sought to specify within DCUSA when changes to distribution time band changes can be made and to require that a minimum of 15 months notice of a change is given.

  • Published: 29th Oct 2012
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP140 sought to include the existing Common Connection Charging Methodology into the open governance of the DCUSA.

  • Published: 19th Sep 2012
  • Licence applications
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP106 seeks to require Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to contact DCUSA Parties in writing each time they apply to Ofgem to make extraordinary changes to allowed revenue.

  • Published: 11th Jul 2012
  • Other
  • 3 Associated documents
See our decision to reject DCP088 which proposed to amend the DCUSA by making mid-year changes in tariffs more transparent.

  • Published: 21st May 2012
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP121 sought to update Clause 9.5 of the DCUSA to ensure that any changes made to Schedules 19 & 21 will be classified as a Part 1 Matter.

  • Published: 12th Apr 2012
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP104 would amend the DCUSA to recognise and define the term ‘manifest error’ and allow adjustments to DUoS charges resulting from manifest errors to be smoothed over 3 years.

  • Published: 11th Apr 2012
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
DCP108 sought to make the non-intermittent generator tariffs available to intermittent generators.

  • Published: 20th Mar 2012
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
See the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) DCP109 - Implementation of the Extra High Voltage (EHV) Distribution Charging Methodology (EDCM).

  • Published: 20th Mar 2012
  • Other
  • 2 Associated documents
This document sets out the Authority’s decision on the appeal raised in relation to the treatment of change proposal DCP100 as a Part 2 matter.

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