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Open Industry Consultations

Below is a list of open industry consultations which may be of interest to SEC Parties. If you are aware of a consultation to be added, please email the details to

For the complete lists of industry consultations, please find the relevant web pages here:

DCC and Ofgem responses to closed consultations can be found below:

SEC Consultations

Modification Requests for Information

Modification Refinement Consultations

MP160 ‘Certificate Signing Request forecasting’

SEC Section L ‘Smart Metering Key Infrastructure and DCC Key Infrastructure’ currently sets out the obligation whereby each Party which is an Authorised Subscriber shall provide the DCC each quarter with a forecast of the number of Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs) it expects to send in the following eight months. The forecasts contain a breakdown of the total number of CSRs for Device Certificates, including the issue of a single Device Certificate and ones that are batched together.

The DCC believes that the obligation on Users to provide these forecasts should be removed. There is sufficient capacity within the Smart Metering Key Infrastructure (SMKI) services to no longer require the CSR forecasting process except in the case when exceptional volumes of CSRs are to be sent in a given period by a SEC party.

The Proposed Solution will remove the obligation for Authorised Subscribers to have to provide quarterly eight-month CSR forecasts to the DCC. The DCC has advised there is sufficient capacity within the SMKI services and there is no requirement for the quarterly CSR forecasting process. Instead, the DCC will produce its own forecasts internally. The DCC however, do require DCC Users to notify it where the User expects exceptional demand. ‘Exceptional demand’ is considered when an Authorised Subscriber is aware that future requests will be over 150% (50% above) of their average CSRs sent each month. In these instances, the DCC requests information be sent in the relevant month by an Authorised Subscriber.

Who should respond?

  • All SEC Parties.
  • The DCC.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact by 5pm on 1 June 2022.

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Modification Report Consultations

Ofgem Consultations

BEIS Consultations

DCC Consultations

SMETS1 Consultation: S1SR changes for Final Operating Capability (FOC)

The DCC is consulting on changes to the SMETS1 Supporting Requirements (S1SR) which is Appendix AM of the SEC. The DCC has identified new device specific behaviours for the FOC cohort. The DCC is proposing changes to Clause 18 of the S1SR to make provision for these device specific behaviours.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the SMETS1 migration.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact by 4pm on 31 May 2022.

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Smart Meter Device Assurance (SMDA) Scheme Consultations

Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Consultations