Distribution Use of System Charges: Significant Code Review Launch

Following consultation in November 2021, we have decided to descope the wide-ranging review of Distribution Use of System (‘DUoS’) charges from the current Electricity Network Access and Forward-Looking Charges Significant Code Review (‘Access SCR’) and take it forward under a dedicated DUoS SCR with a revised timescale.

With immediate effect, we have decided to launch a separate Distribution Use of System charges SCR in order to take forward a review of this area whilst allowing the Access SCR to be delivered in a timely fashion. This decision retains the overall objective of DUoS reform from the Access SCR - to ensure electricity networks are used efficiently and flexibly, reflecting users’ needs and allowing consumers to benefit from new technologies and services while avoiding unnecessary costs on energy bills in general.