Open Consultations

Distribution Code Consultation DCRP/18/05/PC - Demand Connection Code – Distribution Code Amendments

Consultation opened 17 May 2018


This Distribution Code public consultation is seeking the views from stakeholders on the proposed modifications to the GB Distribution Code to implement the EU Network Code Demand Connection Code (DCC).

The Grid and Distribution Code Review Panels have been running areas of joint work implementing the EU Network Codes, with the current focus on the DCC.Guidance from BEIS and Ofgem has been to apply the new EU requirements within the existing GB regulatory frameworks. This will provide accessibility and familiarity to GB parties, as well as putting in place a robust governance route to apply the new requirements in a transparent and proportionate way.

All the work to date and previous consultation material can be found at this link:

The Panels have consulted jointly on DCC implementation in March 2018.This current consultation is being run jointly but in parallel with consultation material for the Distribution Code separate from the consultation material for the Grid Code.Formally the DNOs will have to recommend the final Distribution Code etc changes to Ofgem separately from National Grid recommending the Grid Code Changes.

Target Audience

All current and prospective owners, operators, developers and manufacturers of demand side services and demand side service equipment for services provided to distribution network operators.


Responses to this consultation should be sent to the Distribution Code Review Panel Secretary at by 17:00 8 June 2018 on the pro-forma provided expressly for the purpose, or via any other convenient means. Responses after this date may not be considered.

Consultation Pack

Industry Public Consultations (that impact the Distribution Code)

Other Industry Codes or Regulator Public Consultations (that impact the Distribution Code)

Updated 26th February 2018

SECMP 0046: Allow DNOs to control Electric Vehicle chargers connected to Smart Meter infrastructure


This modification proposes changes to the SEC to enable electricity Distribution Network Operators to use Smart Meter infrastructure to modify Electric Vehicle charging load within a household. This is in order to avoid the risk of overloading low voltage circuits from secondary substations to properties, and therefore avoid power outages.

For further details please visit the following link -

If you would like details of any consultations prior to the above, please email