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).

If you are a SEC Party, you can become a member of our website to view other SEC related documents. If you are not a SEC Party but wish to remain updated about all things Smart Energy Code related, why not sign up to our newsletter? Simply fill in your details on the right and you will receive our newsletter on the first and third Thursday of every month!

Latest News

BEIS SMIP: Consultation on revised Installation Validity Period end date and assignment of Maintenance Validity Period end date for SMETS2 v2.0 & v3.1

A consultation on proposed changes to the Installation Validity Period (IVP) end date for SMETS2 v2.0 equipment, the setting of an IVP end date for SMETS2 v3.1 equipment and the setting of Maintenance Validity Period (MVP) end dates to SMETS2 v2.0 & SMETS2 v3.1 equipment. This consultation does not propose to change any IVP or

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SEC Parties – Invitation to partake in the Ofgem Code Administrator Performance Survey

SEC Parties are invited to participate in the annual Ofgem Code Administrator Performance Survey specifically in relation to the Smart Energy Code (SEC). Thank you to those who have already responded. If you received the invitation and have not yet replied, please do so by 24 May 2019. Similarly to previous years, Ofgem has commissioned Future Thinking, an independent

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SMIP Change Request CR-085 – Uplift of GBCS and SMETS2 to support Emergency Credit changes

The baselined GBCS v3.2 Draft 1 and the designated SMETS2 v4.1 require changes to support industry’s preferred approach to processing Emergency Credit across SMETS Devices.  This will create a new GBCS v3.2 Draft 2 and SMETS2 v4.2 Draft 1.  It is proposed that these documents will initially be baselined in June and then designated in

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