On 10 January 2020, the Authority published its notice of proposal to issue a Final Order (FO) on Ampoweruk Ltd (“Ampower”) in accordance with Section 26 (1) and (2) of the Electricity Act 1989 and section 29 (1) and (2) of the Gas Act 1986.
The particular behaviour of concern giving rise to the proposal to make a Final Order was that Ampower failed to become a DCC User by the deadline of 25 November 2017. By failing to be a DCC User in accordance with the licence condition, their existing customers with smart meters would suffer harm because they would not have smart meter functionality. There would also be harm to customers who would lose their smart functionality upon switching to Ampower.
The Smart Energy Code Administrator and Secretariat (SECAS) notified the Authority that Ampower had completed the Smart Energy Code (SEC) provisions for the DCC User Entry Process as of 16 January 2020.
Therefore, on 3 March 2020, the Authority made a decision not to make a FO on Ampower.