The SEC Panel is responsible for managing the Smart Energy Code (SEC). Its prime objectives are to ensure that the SEC is managed in a way that is efficient, fair, and does not discriminate between Parties or classes of Parties.
The SEC Panel is comprised of:
- 2 persons elected by the Large Supplier Parties
- 2 persons elected by the Small Supplier Parties
- 1 person elected by the Electricity Network Parties
- 1 person elected by the Gas Network Parties
- 2 persons elected by the Other SEC Parties
- 1 person nominated by the DCC
- 2 persons nominated by Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland
- 1 person appointed as the independent Panel Chair.
The length of office for Panel Members is one or two years from the date they first take office, and vacant seats are filled by annual Elections. The SEC Panel meets once a month.
The SEC Panel is required to conduct its affairs in an open and transparent manner, to act independently and without bias, and with the design to facilitate the best performance of its duties under the SEC.
You can view the current members below. Please contact the SECAS Helpdesk to enquire about our current vacancies.
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 consultation with Parties and Panel approval, the Draft Budget is published on the SEC Website to become the Approved Budget 15 Working Days thereafter and become effective on 1st April of that Regulatory Year.
The Panel budget sets out the Panel’s good faith estimate of the Recoverable Costs that it anticipates will be incurred during the relevant Regulatory Years. The Panel sets its budget using four categories, as shown in Figure 1.
The Approved Budget for the Regulatory Years 2020 – 2023 can be found below. This has an effective date of 1 April 2020.