The Smart Energy Code (SEC) can be modified in accordance with SEC Section D, which outlines the Modification Process.
To initiate the process of raising a new Draft Proposal, you simply need to email your draft problem statement to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any SEC Party that is looking to raise a new modification needs only to submit this email to us containing their draft problem statement – there is no form you need to fill in at this stage. Your draft problem statement will be developed into a full proposal during the first part of the process, the Development Stage.
Please note that we will provide a review of your draft problem statement as a Critical Friend, before it is formally raised as a Draft Proposal. We aim to return our comments to you within five Working Days of you submitting your proposal, so please allow for this in any timescales. Furthermore, we are only seeking a description of the problem at this stage – no work will be done on solutions during the Development Stage.
The Panel has established the Change Sub-Committee to oversee the assessment of new Draft Proposals through the Development Stage, to a point where the problem statement can be agreed, and the proposal is ready to be converted to a Modification Proposal. This group is currently being stood up, and the Panel will fulfil this role in the interim.
Guidance on the new Development Stage can be found in the following series of articles:
- Part 1: What is the problem you are trying to resolve?
- Part 2: A journey begins with the first step – and the support of a critical friend
- Part 3: Enter the Change Sub-Committee
- Part 4: Ask the right question, get the right answer
We will be producing further guidance on the process and updating our webpages over the coming weeks, but please contact us at email@example.com if you have any queries.
Once the Development Stage is complete and the Panel has agreed the problem statement is fully understood, your proposal can advance to become a Modification Proposal. From there it will enter either the Refinement Process or the Report Phase.
The Panel has also established the Change Board to consider each Modification Report and the 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 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.