MP077 DCC Service Flagging

Proposer Paul Saker
Lead Analyst Harry Jones
Date raised 07/06/2019
StageRefinement Process
Implementation date Unknown
Latest update The Modification Proposal has had the Preliminary Assessment updated in line with cross code impacts from Xoserve and the MRA. Next steps are being discussed.

What is the issue?

The industry needs a simple and reliable mechanism for identifying where smart devices are, or are not, present at a location. This information is necessary for suppliers to establish whether there is a smart metering system they can communicate with at that location, and for distributors to correctly handle alerts. Issues have been identified in the current process where the DCC Service Flagging is incorrect and hinders the switching process for some consumers with smart meters.

What is the solution?

The Proposed Solution is to amend the Smart Energy Code (SEC) Appendix X ‘Registration Data Interface Specification’ and any other references in the SEC to the DCC Service Flags. The ‘W’ and ‘S’ Flags will be removed, and instead an ‘N’ and an ‘I’ Flag will take their place. By doing this, the new DCC Service Flag states should align to what is written in the SEC and allow Users to tell the difference between Devices on an SMS that are Active, installed but not commissioned or decommissioned.

Who is impacted?

Large Suppliers
Small Suppliers
Network Parties
Other SEC Parties

What SEC documents are affected?

SEC Appendix X ‘Registration Data Interface Specification’

Modification documents

MP077 Preliminary Assessment v1.0
MP077 June 2020 Working Group meeting summary
MP077 April 2020 Working Group summary
MP077 Refinement Consultation responses
MP077 Refinement Consultation
MP077 Modification Report v0.1
MP077 September 2019 Working Group Summary
MP077 Business Requirements
DP077 Comments
DP077 Problem Statement v0.1
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