This modification was implemented on 8 November 2018 as part of the November 2018 SEC Release.
What is the issue?
SEC Sections G3.26 to G3.28 outline the security obligations for SMETS1 Smart Metering Systems and changes were made to these paragraphs in order to implement the obligations as a result of a BEIS consultation. The wording introduced into the SEC could however be interpreted to apply to pre-enrolment meters as it does not specify that the obligations only apply post enrolment. The legal effect is that the obligations apply now and do not allow time for the necessary planning by Users, the Security Sub-Committee (SSC) and the User Independent Security Assurance Service Provider.
What is the solution?
This modification seeks to enable the Smart Energy Code (SEC) to meet the original policy intent for the Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications 1 (SMETS1) security obligations in SEC Section G, to apply only from the date on which SMETS1 Devices start to be enrolled into the Data Communications Company (DCC). This will avoid the potential for Supplier Parties to be in breach of SEC obligations.
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