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DCUSA Webinars

DCUSA Webinars

DCUSA Ltd has published the short webinar presentations below that are available to watch or download ‘On Demand’. There are more of these videos coming later in 2021 and 2022, so watch out for further announcements!

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Distribution Charging 101

On behalf of the DCUSA Panel, CEPA and TNEI (as the appointed modelling consultants) present Distribution Charging 101 – a guide to electricity ‘Distribution Use of System’ charging rules. The webcast covers the following areas:

  • the basics of network charging;
  • why charging matters;
  • network charging in theory; and
  • how it works in practice.

Distribution Charging For Independent Networks

On behalf of the DCUSA Panel, CEPA and TNEI (as the appointed modelling consultants) present Distribution Charging For Independent Networks – a guide to electricity ‘Distribution Use of System’ charging rules for Independent Networks. The webcast covers the following areas:

  • the basics of network charging for Independent Networks;
  • how LDNO discounts are calculated; and
  • how LDNO discounts are applied.

Introduction to DCUSA Webcast

This webcast covers the following areas:

  • A brief overview of the British electricity distribution system now and in the future;
  • How the DCUSA fits into the distribution system;
  • Who is required to be a Party to the DCUSA;
  • Some of the key areas that the DCUSA covers; and
  • How the DCUSA is governed and how to get involved.

The DCUSA Panel have commissioned ElectraLink as the Code Administrator for the DCUSA, to create a short webinar to explain the DCUSA Change Process.

The aim of this webinar is to provide a high-level overview of the DCUSA Change Process and covers the following:

  • The different stages that a Change Proposal takes;
  • The difference between a Part 1 and a Part 2 Matter;
  • Support that DCUSA Parties can access to progress a Change Proposal;
  • The roles of a Working Group; and
  • How voting works and is calculated.

A day in the life of a DCUSA Panel and Board Member

The aim of this webinar is to provide a high-level overview of the DCUSA Panel and Board and what their roles and objectives are. The webinar will cover the following items:

  • The election process;
  • The Panel and Board composition;
  • Meetings of the Panel and Board; and
  • The objectives and roles of the Panel Members

Role of a DCUSA Contract Manager

The aim of this webinar is to provide a high-level overview of the role and responsibilities of the DCUSA Contract Manager. The webinar will cover the following items:

  • The duties of a DCUSA Contract Manager
  • Resources available to help DCUSA Contract Managers
  • The Party Management Portal; and
  • DCUSA Communications

DCUSA Innovation Sandbox

The aim of this webinar is to provide a high-level overview of the DCUSA Innovation Sandbox. In the webinar we will cover the background of the regulatory sandbox and the inception of the DCUSA Innovation Sandbox. What the DCUSA Innovation Sandbox Process is and how ElectraLink can help support parties trying to navigate the DCUSA Innovation Sandbox service.

Party Management Portal

This webcast provides a quick guide for the those who need to use the DCUSA Party Management Portal to manage the website users for their organisation or update operational and escalation contacts. It is aimed at DCUSA Contract Managers and anyone else who may need to update operational contacts, and provides useful information as well as where to go for support.

Schedule 32 Residual Charging Bands

This webcast provides a guide to residual charging bands governed by DCUSA Schedule 32. It discusses how the charging bands are allocated and reviewed, and provides a summary of how changes and disputes are undertaken. It is aimed at those who may be new to DCUSA or who wish to gain an initial understanding of why residual charging exists and how it helps DNOs/iDNOs to recover the revenue they are entitled to under the RIIO price control framework set by Ofgem.

 

DCUSA Webcast – Credit Cover

This webcast provides an overview of credit cover arrangements in Schedule 1 of DCUSA. It discusses the requirement for system users to post collateral when value at risk exceeds credit allowance, and provides a summary of how collateral requirements are calculated and why this is important. It also looks briefly at the sanctions that can apply where a cover default occurs and where you can get support. The intended audience includes DCUSA Contract Managers, and others responsible for ensuring their organisation’s compliance with DCUSA or anyone may be new to DCUSA and require an introduction to cover requirements, such as staff in finance, billing, or pricing teams.