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November 2020 SEC Release

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:

SECMP0062 'Northbound Application Traffic Management – Alert Storm Protection' part 2Implemented
MP080 'Managing DUIS uplifts'Implemented
MP081 'Alignment of DUIS and CHISM to reflect current DCC Processing'Implemented
MP093 'Implementing IRP511 and CRP535 to support GBCS v3.2 devices'Implemented
MP098 'Incorporation of multiple Issue Resolution Proposals into the SEC - Batch 3'Implemented
MP101 'Large Gas Meter Displays'Implemented
MP102A 'Power Outage Alerts triggered by an OTA firmware upgrade'Implemented
MP103 'DCC SOC2 Assessments'Implemented
MP110 'Aligning SEC Appendix D with DCC Processes'Implemented
MP112 'Setting the Privacy Assessment Assurance Status'Implemented
MP115 'Changes to the NCSC Good Practice Guides'Implemented
MP118 'Communications Hub Finance Charges'Implemented
MP120 'Correcting DUIS Matrix for SRV7.7 Eligible Users'Implemented
MP124 'Consequential changes to DUIS and MMC'Implemented
MP127 'SMKI RAPP Security Screening clarification'Implemented
MP131 'Default maximum demand configuration conflict'Implemented
MP133 'Consequential changes to SEC Section G'Implemented
MP142 'Clarification to the MMC'Implemented

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.


Release documentation

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.


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.


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 nameDate published
DCC conclusion on changes to DUIS and MMC ahead of November 2020 SEC Release v1.01 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