SECMP 0046: Allow DNOs to control Electric Vehicle chargers connected to Smart Meter infrastructure

Date raised 21/02/2018 Modifications Path Path 2 – Authority Determination
Current stage Refinement Process Overall status Refinement
Refinement? Yes Urgent modification? No
Proposer name Richard Hartshorn Proposer's organisation Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks


This modification proposes changes to the SEC to enable electricity Distribution Network Operators to use Smart Meter infrastructure to modify Electric Vehicle charging load within a household. This is in order to avoid the risk of overloading low voltage circuits from secondary substations to properties, and therefore avoid power outages.

Proposed implementation timetable

Modification Proposal raised: 21 February 2018

Initial Modification Report presented to Panel: 09 March 2018

Targeted Working Group Consultation: October 2019

Targeted Panel review of Draft Modification Report: December 2019

Implementation date



  • Modification Proposal Raised
  • Initial Modification Report
  • Refinement Process
  • Modification Report
  • Change Board Vote
  • Modification Decision
SECMP0046 - Modification Proposal Form
SECMP0046 Initial Modification Report
SECMP0046 Working Group 1 Agenda
SECMP0046 Working Group 1 Headlines
SECMP0046 Working Group 2 Agenda
SECMP0046 Working Group 3 Agenda
SECMP0046 Working Group 2 Headlines
SECMP0046 Working Group 3 Headlines
SECMP0046 Working Group 4 meeting materials
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