SMIP Change Request CR-085 – Uplift of GBCS and SMETS2 to support Emergency Credit changes

15 May 2019

The baselined GBCS v3.2 Draft 1 and the designated SMETS2 v4.1 require changes to support industry’s preferred approach to processing Emergency Credit across SMETS Devices.  This will create a new GBCS v3.2 Draft 2 and SMETS2 v4.2 Draft 1.  It is proposed that these documents will initially be baselined in June and then designated in the Smart Energy Code (SEC) on 4 July 2019.  The proposals also refer to the consequential changes to SEC Schedule 11 ‘Technical Specification Applicability Tables’.

As GBCS v3.1 has never been used in production devices, it is proposed all content will be removed from that specification when GBCS v3.2 is designated.

This uplift prepares the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) led technical documentation changes for required Emergency Credit changes, ensuring that the Technical Specifications and GBCS are available for a Data Communications Company (DCC) release on 7 November 2019.

Full details of the proposed changes can be found here.


How can I respond to this consultation?

Please send your responses or any enquiries to


Smart Metering Implementation Programme – Delivery
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy,
2nd floor,
1 Victoria Street,

The deadline for responses to this consultation is Wednesday 29 May 2019.