SEC designation implemented in support of the November 2020 SEC Release

7 October 2020

An updated version of the SEC came into effect on 7 October 2020 to implement a designation by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in support of the November 2020 SEC Release.

 

Background

In July 2020, the Data Communications Company (DCC) consulted upon proposed amendments to the SEC Subsidiary Documents (SSDs) that are required to support the November 2020 SEC Release, which includes BEIS directed changes.

The introduction of Additional SR Testing removes the requirement for specific UEPT-type arrangements for DCC functional releases, some of which were contained in the Common Test Scenarios Document (CTSD) itself, and some of which were set out as requirements for Eligibility Testing in the SMETS1 User Testing Services Approach Document (UTSAD), which is a document created under the SEC Variation Testing Approach Document (SVTAD) for SMETS1 Services.

Consequently, in August 2020, the DCC then consulted upon the proposal to remove the UTSAD under the SMETS1 SVTAD and make further consequential changes to the ETAD.

On 29 September 2020, the Data Communications Company (DCC) provided BEIS with its conclusion reports for both consultations and its final proposed changes to the CTSD, ETAD and SVTAD for SMETS1 Services. Having considered the DCC submission, BEIS is today designating new versions of the CTSD, ETAD and SVTAD for SMETS1 Services for incorporation into the SEC.

The BEIS designation letter and accompanying annexes can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix J ‘Enduring Testing Approach Document’
  • SEC Appendix R ‘Common Test Scenarios Document’
  • SEC Appendix AK ‘SEC Variation Testing Approach Document for SMETS1 Services’

 

Where can I access the redlining?

The redlined changes to Appendix J and Appendix AK can be found on CodeWorks via the links below:

 

The redlined changes to Appendix R can be found can be found here. These will be available on CodeWorks shortly.

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

 

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