Non-domestic smart metering policy proposals and draft legal text

Closed 19 Oct 2017

Opened 31 Aug 2017


This consultation seeks views and evidence on new non-domestic smart metering policy proposals. The policy proposals are designed to give non-domestic consumers access to the full benefits of smart meters, while at the same time recognising the diverse nature of these energy users and the need for proportionate regulation.

The consultation also invites views on the draft legal text required to implement the removal of the Data Communications Company (DCC) opt-out.

As set out in the Government response to the April 2016 further consultation, most non-domestic suppliers will be required to become DCC Users by 31 August 2018 and to enrol SMETS2 meters with the DCC. 

We are seeking responses from a wide variety of stakeholder groups.

Your response will be most useful if it is framed in direct response to the questions posed, though further comments and evidence are also welcome.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Trade bodies
  • Consumer organisations


  • Energy efficiency