SECMP 0014: Standardise Formatting of Device ID

Date raised 27/05/2016 Modifications Path Path 2 – Authority Determination
Current stage Not Applicable Overall status Withdrawn
Refinement? Yes Urgent modification? No
Proposer name Andy Beggs Proposer's organisation First Utility Limited


Device ID to be formatted to a common standard so that the type of device (covering ESME, GSME, CHF, GPF, PPMID, HCALC, TYPE2, and with a placeholder for a future category) is included within the EUI-64 identifier. With the EUI-64 identifier provided in EAN 128 barcode format, this allows the installer and supply chain logistic solutions to derive the device type when scanned, and so automate workflow and triggering service requests, removing risk of human error.

On the 8th of August 2016, the Proposer stated they want to withdraw the Modification Proposal (in accordance with the Right to Withdraw provisions in SEC Section D5.1.).

The Proposer noted three reasons for the withdrawal, summarised below:

  • It was seen as adding limited value given that Suppliers would know in advance the mapping of EUI-64 to device type, since all devices have to be pre-notified to the Smart Meter Inventory before they are installed.

  • It may lead to breaches of the IEEE obligation that EUI-64 number ranges are 95% used before requesting a new range

  • There are concerns that existing supply chain arrangements would be put at risk if Suppliers and Manufacturers had agreements to use IEEE addresses for different purposes

No SEC Parties expressed their intent to adopt SECMP0014, in accordance with SEC Section D5.4, and so the Modification Proposal was withdrawn.

Proposed implementation timetable

Modification Proposal raised: 27 May 2016

Panel considers Initial Modification Report: 17 June 2016

Proposer stated intent to withdraw: 08 August 2016

Modification Proposal Withdrawn: 22 August 2016

Implementation date



  • Modification Proposal Raised
  • Initial Modification Report
  • Refinement Process
  • Modification Report
  • Change Board Vote
  • Modification Decision
SECMP0014 - Modification Proposal Form
SECMP0014 Initial Modification Report
SECMP0014 Initial Modification Report
SECMP0014 - Working Group Meeting 4 - Final Minutes
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