Third Party Cost Calculator

With third party charges on the rise, it’s clear that businesses need now more than ever to look at their energy costs holistically.

Use the tool below to view the potential impact these third party charges may have on your businesses electricity invoice over the next 5 years.

Please note the below uses average profiles from Energy & Carbon Management’s database and should be used only to provide an indication of the impact of third party charges over time.


The graph shows how third party charges now make up over 50% of your electricity bill and are still set to rise.


See how the key third party charges increase over the next 5 years.

Distribution Use of System Bands (Red, Amber, Green bands)

Changes to the triple-tiered (Red-Amber-Green) scaling methodology used to calculate DUoS charges came into play in April 2018. Use the graph to see the impacts that these changes (known as DCP228) have on your DUoS costs. For further information use the DCP228 profiling tool.

Climate Change Levy (CCL)

In April 2019, the CRC scheme comes to end which will have a big impact on CCL.

Electricity Market Reform (EMR)

The Energy Market Reform (EMR) was introduced to address energy security, decarbonising electricity supply and to reduce energy costs to consumers within the UK. There are two charges to support EMR; Contracts for Difference (CfD) and the Capacity Market (CM). See how CfD and CM will change over the next five years.

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