MP111 SMDA Budget Amendments

Proposer Terry Jefferson
Lead Analyst SEC Change
Date raised 20/01/2020
Implementation date 25 January 2021 (Ad-hoc SEC Release)
Latest update The Authority decided to approve MP111 ‘SMDA Budget Amendments’ on 22 January 2021. This was implemented on 25 January 2021 as a standalone SEC Release.

What is the issue?

Following the National Audit Office’s (NAO) 23rd November 2018 report "Rolling Out Smart Meters", the Government Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) commissioned an independent review into Device interoperability on Change of Supplier (CoS). The report was published in October 2019, with one of the recommendations being that "Energy suppliers and the Smart Metering Device Assurance (SMDA) Board should review the SMDA funding model to ensure SMDA can provide long-term test assurance". Following this recommendation, amendments should be suggested to the SMDA funding model.

What is the solution?

The Proposed Solution is to bring the SMDA Scheme under the SEC Panel. The SMDA Co Board will become the SDMA Sub-Committee (SMDASC) and the SMDA Management Panel (SMDAMP) will become a sub-group of the SMDASC. The fixed costs of SMDA will become part of the SEC Panel budget. Variable SMDA costs (Device testing) will be charged to Device manufacturers by the Test House(s) directly.

Who is impacted?

Large Suppliers
Small Suppliers
Network Parties
Other SEC Parties (MAPs and Device Manufacturers)

What SEC documents are affected?

Section A 'Definitions and Interpretations'
Section F 'Smart Metering System Requirements'

Modification documents

MP111 Authority Decision letter
MP111 Conclusions Report
MP111 Modification Report (Final)
MP111 MRC Responses
MP111 Modification Report Consultation
MP111 Refinement Consultation Responses
MP111 September 2020 Working Group Meeting Summary
MP111 Refinement Consultation
DP111 ‘SMDA Budget Amendments’ Joint SEC/SMDA Consultation responses
DP111 ‘SMDA Budget Amendments’ Joint SEC/SMDA Consultation
DP111 Comments
DP111 Modification Report
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