MP088 Power to raise modifications

Proposer Simon Trivella
Lead Analyst Khaleda Hussain
Date raised 08/10/2019
Implementation date Unknown
Latest update On 18 September 2020 the Authority rejected this Modification Proposal on the basis that it would not better facilitate SEC Objective g.

What is the issue?

There are no provisions for SECAS to raise a Draft Proposal. This is consistent with several other Codes and is based on Code Administrators not being able to raise changes to the provisions that govern their functions. However, there is precedence for Code Administrator to be able to raise changes. In addition, the DCC, whose functions are also subject to SEC governance, are able to raise Draft Proposals.

The constraints act as a blocker to the efficient progression of changes. The Panel has proposed several proposals in the past. However, due to the constraints in Section D1.3(e), the Panel was not able to raise these proposals itself. Instead, SECAS had to seek a SEC Party to do so on the Panel’s behalf. Additionally SECAS has also put forward several Draft Proposals to the Panel for endorsement. SECAS has needed to ask for volunteer proposers.

The full Problem statement can be found here.

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Number of comments: 2
Updated: 21/10/2019

What is the solution?

MP088 proposes to extend the provisions to raise Draft Proposals to SECAS and the SEC Panel to modify the SEC. Additionally, MP088 will also extend this ability to all of the SEC Sub-Committees and to the Alt HAN Forum for a Proposal that would relate to their relevant areas of expertise (as defined by their terms of reference).

Who is impacted?

SEC Parties would not be directly impacted by the implementation of this change. They are likely to be indirectly impacted by MP088, as modifications raised under these extended provisions could impact them.

What SEC documents are affected?

SEC Section D ‘Modifications’
SEC Section G ‘Security’
SEC Section L ‘Smart Metering Key Infrastructure and DCC Key Infrastructure’

Modification documents

MP088 Authority Decision
MP088 Conclusions Report
MP088 Modification Report Consultation responses
MP088 Modification Report Consultation
MP088 December 19 Working Group Summary
MP088 Refinement Consultation
DP088 Industry Comments
DP088 Problem Statement
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