SEC Newsletter 5 December 2019

Hello and welcome to this edition of the newsletter. Read on to find out how SECAS are working hard to digitalise our services, learn about updates to our Smart Landscape Releases Plan on a Page, and how you can respond to the Operational Metrics survey, which closes tomorrow. Enjoy!


Digitalisation Strategy Feedback

The SEC Panel invites SEC Parties to share their views on our Digitalisation Strategy, which can be found here. The strategy has been agreed by the SEC Panel in support of Ofgem’s desire, within the Retail Energy Code consultation, for industry codes to be digitalised.


The strategy will facilitate innovation to enhance how SEC Parties interact and engage with SECAS, by digitalising our services. CodeWorks is leading the way, with other options including videoconferencing and webinars to help keep you up to date with the SEC from any location. The SEC Panel is keen to hear your views on the strategy so please contact us with any questions or comments.


Operational Metrics survey – last chance to respond!

Thank you to those who have already responded to the Operational Metrics survey. Your responses will help shape improvements to the operational metrics defined in the SEC.

If you haven’t already responded it’s not too late. Please click here to find out more and access the link to the survey. The deadline for responses is 6 December 2019. Your views matter so don’t miss this opportunity to have your say!


Become a Security Sub-Committee Small Supplier Member

Are you a Small Supplier with an interest in the Security Sub-Committee? We are seeking nominations for a Small Supplier Member and would love to hear from you. If you would like to nominate an individual, including yourself, please complete and return the Nomination Form. Further information on the nomination process can be found in the SSC Terms of Reference.



SEC v6.21 designated (November 2019 SEC Release)

SEC v6.1 was designated on 29 November 2019 to implement the November 2019 SEC Release. Changes were made to SEC Sections J, K, L and several Appendices. For full details please visit the November 2019 SEC Release page. The new documents including the redlined changes can be found here.


New version of the Smart Landscape Releases Plan on a Page

The Smart Landscape Releases Plan on a Page provides a graphic timeline showing the various releases and major events planned in the SEC over the next two years. You can download the latest version here to see a simple overview of the planned SEC-related changes until November 2021, plus a look back at the previous 12 months.

We hope you find this useful and we welcome your feedback. Your views will help shape future updates on the document. Please contact the Change Team with any questions or comments.


SEC Modcast

You can listen to our most recent Modcast here. In this session you will hear about updates on a number of Working Groups, the withdrawal of SECMP0063, the November 2019 SEC release, and more. Keep an eye on our latest news page for the next instalment, coming Friday 6 December.



Alt HAN Company

Alt HAN Co have published their Charging Methodology Consultation which welcomes your views on how Alt HAN Co proposes to recover costs that relate to Alt HAN Equipment, installation and other services.

The deadline for responses is 12 December 2019. To view the full consultation you will need access to Huddle, found here. If you require access, please email


Ofgem Publications

Ofgem has published the following:



DCC Publication

Conclusions on SMETS1 Pending Product Combinations Tests – The DCC consulted on proposals for a Security fast track process for SMETS1 Pending Product Combinations Tests (PPCT) in June 2019. On 3 December 2019, the DCC concluded on this consultation and provided the documentation to BEIS.


Would you like to work at SECAS?

We are currently recruiting for a Governance Consultant to join our SECAS Committee Support Team. For more information please visit the recruitment page here.


SECAS Helpdesk

Please contact the SECAS Helpdesk with any questions and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Helpdesk hours are Monday-Friday 9-5pm (excluding bank holidays).



Date   Meeting, Event or Deadline  
9 December  SEC Modification Question Hour 
11 December  Security Sub-Committee Meeting 91 
12 December  Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub-Committee Meeting 49 
13 December  SEC Panel Meeting 75 
16 December  Testing Advisory Group Meeting 62 
17 December  Smart Metering Key Infrastructure Policy Management Policy Meeting 64 
19 December  SECMP0007 Working Group Meeting 
20 December Closing date for Ofgem Consultation on the DCC Price Control for Regulatory Year 2018/19 
20 December   Change Board Meeting 37 
2 January  Change Sub-Committee 10 
7 January  Operations Group Meeting 28 
8 January   Security Sub-Committee Meeting 92 
17 January  SEC Panel Meeting 76 
21 January  Smart Metering Key Infrastructure Policy Management Policy Meeting 65 
22 January   Security Sub-Committee Meeting 93 
22 January  Change Board Meeting 38 
24 January   Closing date for Ofgem REC Technical Specification Approach Consultation 
27 January  Operations Group Meeting 28a 
28 January  Change Sub-Committee 11