Panel Notification to BEIS – LSC MDS Elster Active and Dormant EPCL Entries SMETS1

9 March 2020

At its meeting on 6 March 2020, the Panel considered the evidence submitted by the DCC regarding the readiness to migrate and operate active and dormant Middle Operating Capability (MOC) Device Model Combinations (DMCs) currently operated using services provided by Morrisons Data Services (MDS).

The DCC did not request approval of its readiness to migrate mixed MOC MDS DMCs due to an outstanding defect which was carried over from Initial Operating Capability (IOC). 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.

The Panel determined that the evidence provided by the DCC satisfactorily demonstrated that testing had completed successfully, and that the DCC is operationally ready to start the migration of active and dormant MOC MDS DMCs. At its meeting on 6 March 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.

Panel Notification to BEIS – MOC MDS EPCL Entries v1.0

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