Welcome to the Smart Energy Code

​​​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 23rd 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).

Latest News

SEC Version 5.23 Designated

On 4th October 2018, the Government confirmed a 5 December 2018 end date for SMETS1 smart meter and advanced meter installations following its consultation earlier this year. Pursuant to Condition 22 (The Smart Energy Code) of the DCC Licence and Section X5 (Incorporation of Certain Documents into this Code) of the SEC, the Secretary of

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SMETS1 End Date Derogations

On 3rd July 2018, the Government published a consultation on the proposed final SMETS1 end date of 5th December 2018, and invited stakeholder views on a proposal to align the timeframe of derogations already granted to qualifying energy suppliers with this final SMETS1 end date. The Government response published on 4th October confirmed these proposals,

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Publication of BEIS CAD testing and pairing document

The smart metering roll-out in Great Britain will create an unprecedented new platform for innovation in energy data. The Government’s vision is for data not only to be accessed remotely via the Data Communications Company (DCC) but also that consumers can access data from their smart meter locally via devices, known as Consumer Access Devices

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