General SEC Objectives

Set out in Section C1 (SEC Objectives).
Section C1.1 sets out the General SEC Objectives which are:
(a) the first General SEC Objective is to facilitate the efficient provision, installation, and operation, as well as interoperability, of Smart Metering Systems at Energy Consumers’ premises within Great Britain;
(b) the second General SEC Objective is to enable the Data Communications Company to comply at all times with the General Objectives of the Data Communications Company (as defined in the Data Communications Company Licence), and to efficiently discharge the other obligations imposed upon it by the Data Communications Company Licence;
(c) the third General SEC Objective is to facilitate Energy Consumers’ management of their use of electricity and gas through the provision to them of appropriate information by means of Smart Metering Systems;
(d) the fourth General SEC Objective is to facilitate effective competition between persons engaged in, or in Commercial Activities connected with, the Supply of Energy;
(e) the fifth General SEC Objective is to facilitate such innovation in the design and operation of Energy Networks (as defined in the Data Communications Company Licence) as will best contribute to the delivery of a secure and sustainable Supply of Energy;
(f) the sixth General SEC Objective is to ensure the protection of Data and the security of Data and Systems in the operation of this Code;
(g) the seventh General SEC Objective is to facilitate the efficient and transparent administration and implementation of this Code.

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