Third Party Costs (TPCs), also called non-energy or non-commodity costs, make up around 60% of a typical energy bill.
These costs help to pay for the cost of generating power, as well as the infrastructure needed to get that power from when it’s generated to where it’s used.
Depending on your contract and your energy supplier, the way these costs are charged to you can change.
The pandemic – and the measures taken to restrict its impact – posed a unique challenge for the energy network.
A sharp drop in energy demand during the first national lockdown, and high levels of generation from renewable sources, made balancing the grid more difficult – and more expensive.
This was just one of the challenges the network faced. The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be felt in 2021 and beyond.
Their guide details the changes that they expect to see over the coming charging years across the following non-commodity costs:
- Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS)
- Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS)
- Distribution Use of System (DUoS)
- Renewables Obligation (RO)
- Capacity Market (CM)
- Contracts for Difference (CfD) and Feed-in Tariff (FiT) mechanisms
Download their latest Third Party Costs guide to see their most recent forecasts and understand how upcoming changes to non-energy costs could affect you.