On 27th March 2018 BEIS issued a consultation letter to Ofgem, the SEC Panel, SEC Parties and other interested parties seeking views on proposals to amend the SEC, the DCC Licence and energy supply licence conditions to enable the provision of a SMETS1 Service by the Data Communications Company (DCC).
This consultation seeks views on both:
- The proposed changes to the regulatory framework to enable the DCC to deliver a SMETS1 Service; and
- Draft amendments to the SEC and licence conditions to give effect to those changes.
The deadline for responses to this consultation is Thursday 26th April 2018.
Subject to consideration of consultation responses and parliamentary scrutiny, the proposed amendments will be incorporated into the regulatory framework using the Secretary of State’s Section 88 Energy Act 2008 powers.
BEIS will consult shortly on whether to require the DCC to offer a SMETS1 Service in respect of the various SMETS1 meter cohorts, which would be enabled by the regulatory changes that are the subject of this consultation.