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).
SEC Version 6.2 Designated
8th November 2018
SEC version 6.2 came into effect on 8th November 2018 to implement three Modification Proposals as part of the November 2018 SEC Release. The modifications implemented were: SECMP0006 ‘Specifying the number of digits for device display’ SECMP0048 ‘Extension of SMETS gas Valve exemption to include Large Gas Meters installed at Domestic Premises’ SECMP0065 ‘SMETS1 Security Obligations’ The sections of the SEC affected were: Section G ‘Security’ Schedule 11 ‘TS
BEIS consultation on regulatory changes related to the provision of a DCC SMETS1 Service, and changes to the CPA and CPL management process for SMETS2 Devices
5th November 2018
On 5th November 2018 BEIS issued a consultation letter to Ofgem, the SEC Panel, SEC Parties and other interested parties seeking views on proposed amendments to the SEC and energy supply licence conditions relating to the provision of a SMETS1 Service by the Data Communications Company (DCC), and to streamline the management of the Commercial
SEC version 6.1 came into effect on 1st November 2018 to implement nine Modification Proposals as part of the November 2018 SEC Release. The modifications implemented were: SECMP0008 ‘Provision of a DCC Alert (formerly Service Request Error Response) for Quarantined Service Requests’ SECMP0019 ‘ALCS Description Labels’ SECMP0027 ‘Amending Service Request Forecasting’ SECMP0029 ‘Business Continuity and Disaster
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