MP143 Incorporating IRPs into GBCS v3 series

Proposer Terry Jefferson
Lead Analyst Joe Hehir
Date raised 21/09/2020
StageRefinement Process
Implementation date Not yet determined
Latest update On 8 June 2021, SECAS received feedback from the BEAMA on maintaining the GBCS v3.x series. We will discuss this with the TSIRS on 8 July and then issue a Refinement Consultation.

What is the issue?

MP098 'Incorporation of multiple Issue Resolution Proposals into the SEC - Batch 3' was implemented in the November 2020 SEC Release. It incorporated 20 non-Data Communications Company (DCC) System impacting Issue Resolution Proposals (IRPs) into the GB Companion Specification (GBCS) v4.0 and Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications 2 (SMETS2) of that release.

During the development of MP098, there was no material benefit to implement the 20 IRPs into the GBCS version 3 series. SEC Parties would like the option to incorporate these 20 IRPs into the GBCS v3 series as and when a material change necessitates an uplift to the next GBCS v3.x.

What is the solution?

The Proposed Solution is to incorporate these 20 IRPs into the GBCS version 3 series as and when a material change necessitates an uplift to the next GBCS v3.x. MP143 is the only modification seeking an uplift to the GCBS version 3 series.

Who is impacted?

Large Suppliers
Small Suppliers
Other SEC Parties (Device Manufacturers)
DCC

What SEC documents are affected?

Schedule 8 'GB Companion Specification'
Schedule 11 'TS Applicability Tables'

Timeline

21 Sep 2020
Draft Proposal Raised
29 Sep 2020
Presented for initial discussion and decision at the Change Sub-Committee
16 Oct 2020
Converted to Modification Proposal
06 Jan 2021
Modification discussed with Working Group
04 Feb 2021
Modification discussed with TABASC
16 Feb 2021
Modification discussed with EUA

Modification documents

MP143 'Incorporating IRPs into GBCS v3 series' Working Group Summary
15/01/2021
MP143 Modification Report v0.2
21/09/2020
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