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Changes to
non-commodity
charges

We remain committed to improving the products and services that we provide to our customers.

As part of this, we are launching a new account management system that will offer you a host of benefits. As a result, there will be some changes and improvements to your invoicing, online account management, and non-commodity charges.

What are non-commodity charges?

Energy bills are made up of a combination of the commodity cost (the fuel you consume) and non-commodity costs. Included in the non-commodity costs are government-originated charges and third party charges.

What's changing?

Here you will find information about the changes to your non-commodity charges. Simply click on the charges below to find out more.

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Renewables Obligation (RO)

One of the main support mechanisms for large-scale renewable electricity projects in the UK.

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Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS)

Charge for keeping the UK’s electricity system in balance, including the cost of constraining generation.

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Contracts for Difference (CfD)

Support scheme for low carbon generators, providing long-term price certainty to increase investment for certain technologies.

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Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS)

Charge for using and maintaining the transmission network.

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Capacity Mechanism (CM)

The CM is designed to make sure we have sufficient power available to meet our future needs.

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Feed-in Tariff (FIT)

Levied on suppliers to fund the FIT scheme, designed to incentivise new small scale renewable generation in business and homes.

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Distribution Use of System (DUoS)

Recovers the cost of installing and maintaining the local distribution networks.

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Climate Change Levy (CCL)

A tax on energy aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

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Value Added Tax (VAT)

An indirect tax levied on goods and services.

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Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO)

A scheme to provide transparency about the proportion of electricity fed from renewable sources.

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Standing and metering charges

Charges for the Data Collector (DC), Data Aggregator (DA) and Meter Operator (MOP).

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Non-energy related charges

A separate agreement for on-supply customers, relating to non-energy related charges.

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