Today, 25 October 2021, a number of changes to supply licences, the Smart Energy Code (SEC) and the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) took effect after having been laid before Parliament for 40 days in accordance with the requirements of Section 89 of the 2008 Energy Act. Background to the changes and the documents laid before Parliament can be found here. The changes include:
- Proposed changes to the DCUSA to facilitate the installation of Alt HAN Point-to-Point Equipment;
- Proposed SEC changes for the Enduring Change of Supplier (ECoS) Arrangements and Certain Security Provisions; and
- The Smart Meter Policy Framework Post 2020: minimum annual targets and reporting thresholds for Energy Suppliers.
As planned, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has also issued a direction to designate and incorporate into the SEC the initial version of the Enduring Change of Supplier (ECoS) Transition and Migration Approach Document (ETMAD) to coincide with the ECoS-related SEC changes referred to above.
The principal effect of this initial version of ETMAD is to temporarily undo a number of the ECoS-related SEC changes which are planned to be switched on when migration to ECoS commences (currently planned for 30 June 2022).
The direction letter and associated annex can be downloaded here.
If you have any questions, please contact the SECAS Helpdesk.