DCRP/MP/21/04 - Data Exchange

This modification has been proposed to improve data exchange between IDNOs, DNOs and NGESO, for the purpose of improved network planning and alignment with week 24 annual submissions and statement of works submissions. this modification is ongoing, updates will be posted here from time to time.

Copies of the working group meeting documents can be found here.

DCRP/MP/20/05 - EREC P18

The initial stages of this modification where carried out in 2018 when an update of the document was prepared. this was brought before the DCRP panel, and the decision for a more in depth review and draft to be prepared and consulted on by a DCRP approved working group. The working group was then formed to revise the document. From these discussions Issue 2 was drafted, and a public consultation opened 6th August 2021, closing 4th September 2021. the document was then revised from the consultation feedback received. and prepared for Approval.

DCRP/20/05/PC - Consultation Pack

DCRP/20/05/PC - Responses Pack

An overview of the consultation can be found here.

EREC P18 Issue 2 was approved via self derogation by the DCRP and is awaiting release, this will be aligned with a future revision to the distribution Code.

DCRP/MP/20/06 - Storage

This modification was raised by members in anticipation of the large numbers of storage devices predicted to be connected to the network over the coming years. it was decided the best way to accomadate would be to remove the exclusions to storage in the Distribution Code. A working group made up of member companies and a wide range of stakeholders was formed to discuss and develop the required amendments to existing distribution code documents.

A public consultation was drafted and launched 3rd December 2020, and closed 12th February 2021. A positive number of responses where received, below are links to the consultation paper published and a list of responses received. once the responses had been assessed the distribution code documents where reviewed and amended in-line with the feedback received. A report to authority was then prepared and submitted to Ofgem late April, Ofgem published their approval of the modification 21st July, with an agreed publishing date of 1st August for the affected documents; Engineering Recommendation (EREC) G98, G99 and version 46 of the DCode.

As part of the modification proposal it was agreed to give a minimum of 12 months visibility of the changes before making them mandatory. these changes came into affect as of 1st September 2022.

DCRP/20/06/PC - Consultation Pack

DCRP/20/06/PC - Consultation Responses Received

DCRP/MP/20/06 - Report to Authority

DCRP/MP/20/06 - Authority Decision