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 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).

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 every month!

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the SECAS Helpdesk.

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SEC Panel Approved Budget 2024-27

1 March 2024
In accordance with Section C8.11 – C8.13 of the SEC, in January of each year the Panel is required to set out a draft budget for the following three Regulatory Years. Following consideration of feedback from SEC Parties, the SEC Panel has reduced the level of contingency provision within the...
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SEC v85.0 published for the February 2024 SEC Release

29 February 2024
SEC Version 85.0 came into effect on 29 February 2024 to implement the February 2024 SEC Release. This Release is non-DCC System impacting, and only introduces Legal-Text changes. This Release includes 6 Modification Proposals. What modifications were impacted? MP162 'SEC changes required to deliver MHHS' (Appendix R Legal Text changes...
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Smart Metering Implementation Programme: 4G Communications Hub only exchange site visits arrangements, and further proposal on the DCC charging mechanism and legal changes

29 February 2024
Following the industry engagement process which took place in summer 2023, on 29 February 2024, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) issued a response confirming the industry funding arrangements by which energy suppliers undertake 4G Communications Hub only exchange site visits (i.e. where no smart meter(s) are replaced)...
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