About SEC Change - SEC

About SEC Change

The Smart Energy Code (SEC) can be modified in accordance with Section D of the Code, which outlines the Modification Process.

For more information on the SEC Modification Process during the Transition phase, please find guidance published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS, formally the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)) at the end of this page.

To raise a Modification a Modification Proposal needs to be completed and submitted to the SECAS Helpdesk. During the Transitional phase, the Authority will decide whether a Modification Proposal raised is deemed as Urgent.

SEC Parties wishing to raise a modification need to complete and submit a Modification Proposal form to the SECAS Helpdesk. Parties should submit completed Modification Proposals forms at least five Working Days prior to SEC Panel paper days (which are five WDs prior to each Panel meeting). This is to allow sufficient time for SECAS to support proposers by:

  • undertaking a Critical Friend review and;
  • providing feedback on the proposal.

SECAS will also prepare an Initial Modification Reports (IMR) and any other necessary supporting documents that will be issued to the SEC Panel to enable initial consideration on how the Modification Proposal should proceed through the Modification Process.

Please contact the SECAS Helpdesk on 020 7090 7755 or email SEC.Change@gemserv.com for further information on SEC Panel timescales.

The Panel has established a Sub-Committee known as the Change Board to consider each Modification Report and Modification Report Consultation responses received at the end of the Modification Process, and to decide whether to recommend approval or rejection of a Modification Proposal to the Authority, or approve or reject a Modification Proposal if progressed under Self-Governance. More details on the Change Board are available here

If you would like to receive SEC Modification information, including Modification Proposals, updates to the Modifications Register, Change Board updates, and invitations to Modification Working Groups, please contact the SECAS Helpdesk.


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