On 14 January 2019 BEIS issued a consultation letter to Ofgem, the SEC Panel, SEC Parties and other interested parties seeking views on the incorporation date of the Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD) into the Smart Energy Code (SEC).
- In July 2018 amendments to Section N of the SEC came into effect. These introduced a requirement on the DCC to develop and consult on a draft TMAD, and to submit the draft TMAD to the Secretary of State for approval.
- The DCC has consulted on the TMAD, by two rounds of consultations and a short follow up consultation on specific aspects of arrangements in respect of dormant meters. Stakeholder responses from all three consultations have been taken into account when finalising the TMAD and DCC consultation responses.
- The DCC submitted the draft TMAD to the Secretary of State on 11 January 2019 for designation and incorporation into the SEC. The TMAD that has been submitted to the Secretary of State is attached to this letter as Annex A.
- BEIS propose to designate Annex A as Appendix AL to the SEC, through the draft direction at Annex C, on 4 February 2019 (or if necessary, as soon as reasonably practicable within one month thereafter).
The deadline for responses to this consultation is by 17:00 on Monday 28 January 2019.