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​​​The Smart Energy Code (SEC) is a multi-Party agreement which defines the rights and obligations of energy suppliers, network operators and other relevant parties involved in the end to end management of smart metering in Great Britain.

The SEC comes into force under the Data and Communications Company (DCC) Licence, which has been established to manage the smart metering communications infrastructure. The former Department of Energy and Climate Change (now the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) issued the designation of the SEC and the Charging Methodology on 23 September 2013 following the granting of the DCC Licence.

The designation letter identified the members of the SEC Panel and Gemserv as the company which will act as the Smart Energy Code Administrator and Secretariat (SECAS).

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BEIS Consultation on clarificatory changes to the Organisation Certificate Policy (OCP) and publication of the SEC Variation Testing Approach Document (SVTAD) for the Enduring Change of Supplier (ECoS) Arrangements

23 June 2021
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a consultation on clarificatory changes to Appendix B of the SEC (the Organisation Certificate Policy) to clarify details of how a particular field in XML signing Certificates should be populated by a User not acting in a Supplier role....
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Smart Meter Device Assurance (SMDA) Testing Fee Update

23 June 2021
Following the approval of SMDA SEC Modification MP111, the SMDA Scheme is transitioning into the Smart Energy Code (SEC). As this transition secures future funding of the Scheme’s fixed costs, and as SMDA has begun to work with their newly appointed test house, Critical Software Technologies Limited, SMDA is pleased...
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SEC v39.0 implemented to update the SMKI Interface Design Specification

16 June 2021
An updated version of the SEC came into effect today, 16 June 2021, to implement a designation made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This includes an update to SEC Appendix M ‘Smart Metering Key Infrastructure (SMKI) Interface Design Specification’ (SMKI IDS) to simplify the process...
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