At its meeting on 17 April 2020, the Panel considered the evidence submitted by the DCC regarding the readiness to migrate and operate active and dormant Initial Operating Capability (IOC) Aclara Device Model Combinations (DMCs).
The DCC is not currently requesting approval of its readiness to migrate mixed IOC Aclara DMCs due to an outstanding defect which was carried over from earlier IOC testing. The impact of this defect is that it is not possible to identify the energy supplier responsible for dormant Devices within a mixed installation. Mixed installations will be unable to progress until this defect is fixed, which is expected to be implemented on 6 May 2020.
The Panel determined that the evidence provided by the DCC satisfactorily demonstrated that the agreed testing had completed successfully, and that the DCC is operationally ready to start the migration of active and dormant IOC Aclara DMCs once the condition outlined above has been met. At its meeting on 17 April 2020, the Panel considered and supported the recommendations made by the Panel Sub Committees (Operations Group, Security Sub-Committee and Testing Advisory Group).
The Panel confirmed this in writing to BEIS and the letter is available below.