Changes to DOC6.5

Changes to DOC6.5

This modification has been progressed through a joint Distribution Code and Grid Code workgroup (GC0162) and is the second joint modification (leading on from DCRP/MP/23/03 and GC0161) to revise the Distribution Operating Code section of the Distribution Code of GB.

The Distribution Operating Code (DOC) allows Distribution Network Operators (DNO) to enact demand control stages which, as currently drafted, do not fully allow for a site to be afforded protection from disconnection should demand control be implemented by the DNO. This may result in supplies to critical infrastructure sites being interrupted under emergency conditions. This modification proposal is to change the Distribution Code so that DNOs are permitted to maintain supplies to critical infrastructure sites, where technically feasible, when they implement demand disconnection stages of more than 20% of the total demand.

The Public consultation will run from Monday 16 October until 17:00 Friday 17 November. a copy of the consultation pack can be found below,

DCRP/23/05/PC Modification to DOC6 to allow protection from disconnection, where technically feasible, for customers when implementing demand disconnection at levels above 20% of total demand

A Report to Authority (RTA) will be drafted once all consultation responses have been collated and considered by the workgroup.