MP148 IVP Extension for pre-SMETS2 v4.2 Devices

Proposer Andrew Sargent
Lead Analyst Harry Jones
Date raised 23/11/2020
StagePending Implementation
Implementation date Targeted for ad hoc Release
Latest update The Modification Proposal was taken to the Change Board meeting on 24 March 2021 where it was voted unanimously to be approved. A 10 Working Day referral window is now open and closes on 9 April 2021.

What is the issue?

The SEC sets out the Smart Metering technical specifications. To ensure interoperability, the dates that these technical specifications can be used are set out within SEC Schedule 11 ‘Technical Specification Applicability Tables’ (TSAT).

For a large part of 2020 the UK government issued social distancing guidance to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 meaning only essential meter installations were able to take place. If the existing Installation Validity Period (IVP) end-date of 27 April 2021 remains as is, and the reduced speed of installations continues to take place, then thousands of Devices would be scrapped.

What is the solution?

The Proposed Solution is to extend the IVP end-date for any pre-Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications (SMETS)2 v4.2 Devices from its current date of 27 April 2021 to a further 12 months to 27 April 2022. This will allow Supplier Parties and Device Manufacturers to avoid significant financial costs that would be incurred if the existing IVP end-date remains.

Who is impacted?

Large Suppliers
Small Suppliers
Other SEC Parties

What SEC documents are affected?

Schedule 11 ‘Technical Specification Applicability Table’

Modification documents

MP148 Conclusions Report v1.0
25/03/2021
MP148 Modification Report Consultation responses
15/03/2021
MP148 Modification Report Consultation
15/02/2021
MP148 Modification Report v1.0
12/02/2021
MP148 Request For Information responses
12/02/2021
MP148 Legal Text v1.0
12/02/2021
MP148 Request for Information
05/01/2021
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