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 5.20 Designated

SEC v5.20 came into effect on 18th July 2018. This follows publication by BEIS of consultation conclusions on 4th June 2018 and completion of the associated parliamentary process. The SEC now enables the provision of a SMETS1 Service by DCC. The following SEC Sections have been amended: Section A ‘Definitions and Interpretation’ Section B ‘Accession’

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SEC Party Engagement Day Slide Deck – 12th July 2018

On 12th July 2018, the SEC Panel hosted the annual SEC Party Engagement Day. The event was divided into three parts, with the morning session covering annual SEC and SMIP updates from key stakeholders including the SEC Panel, DCC, BEIS and others. In the afternoon, two sessions ran: an Introduction to the SEC, and Operating

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SEC Panel Call for Nominations

The 23rd September 2018 signals the end of the 24 month term for the following SEC Panel Members: One person elected by the Large Supplier Parties; One person elected by the Small Supplier Parties: One person elected by the Electricity Network Parties; and One person elected by the Other SEC Parties. Below is the Elections

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