SECMP 0018: Standard Electricity Distributor Configuration Settings

Date raised 23/06/2016 Modifications Path Path 3 – Self Governance
Current stage Modification Report Overall status Awaiting Implementation
Refinement? Yes Urgent modification? No
Proposer name Alan Creighton Proposer's organisation Northern Powergrid


Amendments to the Great Britain Companion Specification (GBCS) to specify the standard Electricity Distributor configuration settings to be applied to an electricity smart meter by the Manufacturer. Application of default configuration settings will reduce the need for Electricity Distributors to apply settings immediately after commissioning.

Latest Progress

The Change Board originally approved this modification for implementation in the June 2019 SEC Release. On 15 March 2019, the Panel agreed to request this modification be moved to the November 2019 SEC Release, to align all GBCS changes into a single release. The Authority approved this request on 29 March 2019.

Proposed implementation timetable

Modification Proposal raised: 23 June 2016

Panel considers Initial Modification Report: 08 July 2016

Working Group Consultation: 18 June 2018 - 06 July 2018

Draft Modification Report first presented to Panel: 13 July 2018

First Modification Report Consultation: 16 July 2018 - 06 August 2018

Change Board vote: 22 August 2018 - voted to send back to the Panel

Updated Modification Report presented to Panel: 14 December 2018

Second Modification Report Consultation: 17 December 2018 - 10 January 2019

Change Board vote: 23 January 2019

Implementation date



  • Modification Proposal Raised
  • Initial Modification Report
  • Refinement Process
  • Modification Report
  • Change Board Vote
  • Modification Decision
SECMP0018 - Proposal Form
SECMP0018 - Initial Modification Report
SECMP0018 - Draft Solution Design Document - Draft
SECMP0018 - WG Meeting 1 - Final Minutes
SECMP0018 - Working Group Consultation
SECMP0018 - Working Group Consultation Responses
SECMP0018 Modification Report Consultation
SECMP0018 Modification Report Consultation Responses
SECMP0018 Second Modification Report Consultation
SECMP0018 Change Board Vote
Request to change the implementation date for SECMP0018
Ofgem Decision Letter on Change of Implementation Date for SECMP0018

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