BEIS approval of the System Capacity Test Approach Document for SMETS1 Services

3 July 2019

On 13 May 2019 the Data Communications Company (DCC) published a consultation on a new System Capacity Testing Approach Document (SCTAD) for SMETS1 Services. The SCTAD is produced pursuant to clauses 3.1 – 3.3 of the SMETS1 SEC Variation Testing Approach Document. The consultation closed on 31 May 2019 and nine responses were received by the DCC. The DCC published their response on 27 June 2019.

Following consideration of stakeholder responses, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have decided to approve the SCTAD.

The Government response to this consultation and associated SCTAD can be found here. The SCTAD can also be found on our Developing SEC page.


Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please contact the SEC Change Team on 020 7090 7755 or email