MP084 Other User Panel Seating Amendment

Proposer Maria McLean
Lead Analyst Harry Jones
Date raised 10/09/2019
Implementation date Targeted for November 2020 SEC Release
Latest update The Authority rejected the Modification Proposal on 27 May 2020.

What is the issue?

Currently, the SEC Panel has two seats to be occupied by Other SEC Parties. However, because Other SEC Parties aren’t always Other Users, this may lead to Other Users being underrepresented. It has been suggested that an Other User seat should be added to the Panel to ensure the Other Users are proportionately and fairly represented. If nothing is done, then it will result in potentially allowing Other Users to be underrepresented in Panel meetings. Other Users are described as Users not currently acting in any of the other User Roles, even if they are a Supplier or Network Operator, and form a sub-set of the ‘Other SEC Party’ category. By contrast, an Other SEC Party is defined as a Party that isn’t a Supplier, Network Operator or the Data Communications Company (DCC).

What is the solution?

The Proposed Solution is to split the two Other SEC Party seats so there will be one Other SEC Party seat for those who are not Other Users and one Other User seat on the Panel. Additionally, the Other SEC Party seat under this solution would have to be filled by Other SEC Party that isn’t an Other User to ensure both seats aren’t held by Other Users.

Who is impacted?

Other SEC Parties

What SEC documents are affected?

SEC Section C 'Governance'


10 Sep 2019
Draft Proposal Raised
15 Nov 2019
Conversion from Draft Proposal to Modification Proposal
04 Dec 2019
Monthly Working Group meeting
10 Dec 2019
Refinement Consultation issued

Modification documents

MP084 Authority decision
MP084 Conclusions Report v1.0
MP084 Modification Report Consultation responses
MP084 Modification Report Consultation
MP084 Refinement Consultation responses
MP084 December 19 Working Group Meeting summary
MP084 Refinement Consultation
DP084 Comments
DP084 Problem Statement
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