Hello and welcome to the new format SECAS newsletter.
The new format contains shorter articles, with links through to the SECAS website for more information. We cover the same general topics of SEC Governance, Change Modifications and Consultations and will be looking ahead as well as reporting important decisions. Alongside upcoming SEC Meetings, the Events section will now also incorporate upcoming consultations and details of other events we believe could be of interest.
|25 September||Operations Group Meeting 12|
|26 September||TAG Meeting 55|
|26 September||SSC Meeting 63|
|5 October||Closing date for SECMP0057 Modification Working Group Consultation|
|8 October||Modifications Question Hour|
|9 October||Closing date for Data Quality Request for Information|
|9 October||Closing date for SECMP0061 Modification Report Consultation|
|10 October||SSC Meeting 64|
|12 October||SEC Panel Meeting 61|
|12 October||SECCo Board Meeting 61|
|12 October||Closing date for TABASC Effectiveness Review Questionnaire|
|15 October||Closing date for TABASC member nominations|
|16 October||SMKI PMA Meeting 52|
|18 October||TABASC Meeting 35|
|23 October||Operations Group Meeting 13|
|24 October||TAG Meeting 56|
|24 October||SSC Meeting 65|
|24 October||Change Board Meeting 23|
We want your views: Have you responded to the second iteration of the TABASC Effectiveness Review questionnaire yet?
The aim of the questionnaire, which was issued 14 September, is to obtain feedback from SEC Parties and DCC Users about specific aspects of live operations affecting the User experience with the End-to-End processes including those managed and provided by the DCC.
Please see the latest news item here for more information on the questionnaire and how to submit a response by 12 October 2018.
Up and Coming: Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub Committee (TABASC) Call for Nominations
30 November 2018 is the end of the term for a number of existing members of the TABASC.
As a result, on Monday 24 September, SECAS will be issuing a call for TABASC nominations for:
• three Large Supplier seats
• one Small Supplier seat;
• one Gas Networks seat; and
• one Other SEC Party seat.
If you would like to nominate an individual, please look out for the “Invitation for TABASC Nominations” which will be posted as a “latest news” article on the SEC website. Once available you will then need to complete and return the form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 15 October 2018.
Details of recent decisions relating to individual modifications can be found in the Change Status Report on the SECAS website. Details of all SEC Modification Proposals, including a summary of their progress and impacts, can be found in the Modifications Register on the SEC website.
The Change team runs a monthly ‘Modification Question Hour’ via teleconference for those interested to learn more about current Modifications and the Modification Process. Details of the next event (8 October) can be found on the SEC website.
Other ways SEC parties can get involved with the Modification process are joining Modification Working Groups where they have expertise and responding to Change consultations.
Modification Working Groups
SEC Modification Working Groups need to be composed of at least five individuals with relevant experience and expertise in relation to the subject matter. If you would like to be involved in the refinement of either proposal below, please contact the SEC Change Team on 020 7090 7755 or email SEC.Change@gemserv.com.
- SECMP0059 ‘Amendments to SEC Security Assessments for Non-Domestic Suppliers and Other Users’
- SECMP0060 ‘Amend Requirements to remove ‘Pending’ devices from SMI’
SEC Party views are sought on the following consultations:
- SECMP0057 ‘Users to notify SSC of a second or subsequent User System’ Working Group Consultation closing 5 October.
- SECMP0061 ‘Enduring SEC Release Provisions’ Modification Report Consultation closing 9 October.
BEIS has issued a response to their consultation in August on SEC Variation on Testing Approach Document for SMETS1, and designated that changes be incorporated into SEC from 18 September 2018. More details can be found on the SEC website. The most recent version of the SEC is now Version 5.22.
SECAS Request for Information on Data Quality – we are seeking Reponses by 9 October 2018 please. More information can be found here on the SEC website.
SECAS ran an Introduction to SEC seminar on 19 September – the slide pack is available on the SEC website