The November 2020 SEC Release, due to go live on 29 November 2020, will contain DCC System impacting changes arising from SEC Modification Proposals. The following modifications are in scope:
No further modifications are expected to be added to the scope of this release, although the Panel may choose to add further modifications by exception if it is felt necessary or efficient to do so.
The SEC Release Implementation Document covering the modifications targeted for inclusion in this release is available below. This document was last updated on 16 October 2020 to reflect the approval of MP142.
- November 2020 SEC Release Implementation Document v10.0
- November 2020 SEC Release Testing Approach Document v3.0
Change to the implementation date
On 19 June 2020, the SEC Panel agreed to write to the Authority to request the implementation date be amended to 29 November 2020, with flexibility to extend this to 6 December 2020 if required. The Authority approved this request on 7 July 2020. The Panel’s letter to the Authority and the Authority’s response can be downloaded below.
- Request to change the November 2020 SEC Release implementation date
- Ofgem decision letter on change of implementation date for the November 2020 SEC Release
Technical Specification supporting documentation
Provided below is a table of documents published to support the Technical Specifications for the November 2020 SEC Release, including full marked-up copies of each document. Commentary is included for the GBCS and SMETS showing why the change was made, including the IRP and/or SEC Modification Proposal reference.
|Document name||Date published|
|DCC conclusion on changes to DUIS and MMC ahead of November 2020 SEC Release v1.0||1 October 2020|
|SEC Appendix AD - DCC User Interface Specification v4.0 (v3.1 mark-up)||24 November 2020|
|SEC Appendix AF - Message Mapping Catalogue v4.0 (v3.1 mark-up)||24 November 2020|
|SEC Schedule 8 - GB Companion Specification v4.0 (full SECAS/BEIS mark-up)||17 December 2020|
|SEC Schedule 9 - Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications 2 - 29 Nov 2020 (full SECAS/BEIS mark-up)||15 December 2020|
|SEC Schedule 10 - Communications Hub Technical Specification v1.4 (v1.3 mark-up)||16 December 2020|
|SEC Schedule 11 - TS Applicability Tables v10.0 (v9.0 mark-up)||20 November 2020|