On this page you can find resources to get up to speed with the latest Ofgem minded to position on the Targeted Charging Review (TCR). You can also view materials from the stages leading up to this one: the TCR options paper and stakeholder engagement events.
Please continue to visit this webpage for updates on the Targeted Charging Review over the coming months.
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TCR implementation plans & guidance
This plan details the expected timings and rates per day of LLFC migrations during 2021.
FAQs relating to the implementation and enduring requirements of the TCR.
LDSOs plan on a page for the Demand Charge Residual elements of the TCR implementation.
On 9 November 2020, the ESO has published the Distribution Bands using data provided by the DNOs and IDNOs as per the methodology approved by Ofgem (see DCUSA approvals below).
On 30 September 2020, Ofgem approved Targeted Charging Review modifications to the DCUSA.
The Modifications approved are as follows:
DCP358 - Ofgem Targeted Charging Review Implementation: Determination of Banding Boundaries – Implemented 30/09/2021 – Decision Letter
DCP359 - Ofgem Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Implementation – Customers: Who Should Pay? –Decision Letter
DCP360 – Allocation to Bands and Interventions – Implemented 30/09/2021 – Decision Letter
DCP361 - Ofgem Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Implementation – Calculation of Charges – Implementation 01/04/2022 – Decision Letter
Ofgem Letter on CMP280
On 2 October 2020, Ofgem published an open letter on electricity storage network charging arrangements and determination on CMP280. This letter can be found here.
In November 2019 Ofgem published their final decision on the Targeted Charging Review with supporting documents. Here are some resources to help you understand Ofgem’s decision:
- Ofgems decision document
- Supporting analysis, impact assessment and direction to licencees
- Watch the webinar from ESO on TCR modifications to transmission charging or view the slides
- Watch the webinar led by Ofgem on the Targeted Charging Review Final Decision or view the slides
Plans to deliver TCR
- Joint ESO and DNO Project Initiation Document to deliver TCR
Joint ESO and DNO Project Initiation Document to deliver TCR (updated 14 May 2020)
Minded to decision
On 28 November 2018 Ofgem released its Targeted Charging Review (TCR): Minded to decision and draft impact assessment consultation. You can get up to speed using the following resources:
- the minded to decision consultation from the Ofgem website
- the Lead Secretariat's Podcast outlining the key areas in the consultation
- the TCR Minded to decision webinar that the Lead Secretariat hosted with Ofgem on 11 December 2018
- the slides presented at the Charging Futures Forum by Ofgem on 15 January 2019.
Following the release of the TCR working paper in 2017, Ofgem held stakeholder workshops in November 2017 and April 2018. This allowed industry an opportunity to feed in views on paper and inform the conditions to be used for further analysis. You can view:
TCR options paper
Ofgem published a working paper (Targeted Charging Review: update on approach to reviewing residual charging arrangements) in November 2017. In this paper Ofgem discussed their collected thoughts on how they intend to resolve the current framework for residual charges before outlining their proposed approach and justifications to their decisions.