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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 SECAS@gemserv.com.

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

SEC Consultations

Modification Requests for Information

Modification Refinement Consultations

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MP159 ‘Credit Cover Review’

The Data Communications Company (DCC) and the Smart Energy Code (SEC) Panel have reviewed SEC Section J3 ‘Credit Cover’ and have identified several areas that would benefit from further clarification. There has been some misinterpretation of the current SEC legal text outlining the Credit Cover processes. This has led to increased risk of cost socialisation. The DCC and SEC Panel propose to update Credit Cover processes to clarify obligations on Parties and reduce the opportunity for misinterpretation, as well as to address inefficiencies.

The Proposed Solution is to address the identified inefficiencies within current process and also to rewrite certain clauses in Plain English to mitigate the risk of misinterpretation by SEC Parties and the DCC. This modification will impact Large and Small Suppliers, Network Parties and the DCC. The cost of this modification is anticipated to be £600 to amend the SEC.

Who should respond?

  • Large and Small Suppliers, Network Parties and the DCC.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact sec.change@gemserv.com by 5pm on 21 December 2021.

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Modification Report Consultations

Ofgem Consultations

DCC Price Control: Regulatory Year 2020/21 consultation

Following each regulatory year, the DCC is required to report price control information in accordance with the Regulatory Instructions and Guidance (RIGS). Ofgem reviews the DCC costs and set out their proposals. On 27 October 2021, Ofgem published their proposals on DCC price control for the Regulatory Year 20/21. Ofgem are now seeking feedback on their proposals via this consultation.

Who should respond?

  • DCC customers.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact smartmetering@ofgem.gov.uk by 4pm on 22 December 2021.

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BEIS Consultations

Smart Meter targets framework: churn adjustment

BEIS is seeking views on proposals to mitigate the impact of Smart Meter customers switching Suppliers (‘churn’) on Energy Suppliers’ minimum installation requirements for the second year of the new four-year Smart Metering policy framework.

Who should respond?

  • Large and Small Supplier SEC Parties.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact smartmetering@beis.gov.uk by 12pm on 20 January 2022.

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DCC Consultations

Consultation on DCC 2022 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) testing schedule

SEC Section H10.11 places an obligation on the DCC to periodically test the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) arrangements in order to assess whether the BCDR procedures remain suitable for achieving the objectives described in Section H10.9. This consultation seeks the views of SEC Parties on the 2022 BCDR testing schedule.

Who should respond?

  • All SEC Parties

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm on 3 December 2021.

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Changes to the SMETS1 Supporting Requirements

The DCC has identified new device specific behaviours for the Initial, Middle and Final Operating Capability (IOC, MOC and FOC) cohorts that have arisen out of testing. The DCC has proposed changes to clauses 17 and 18 of the SMETS1 Supporting Requirements (S1SR) to make provisions for these device specific behaviours.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the SMETS1 migration program.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm on 3 December 2021.

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Consultation to proposed changes to the Temporary Communications Hub Ordering Delivery Rules v0.4

Supply chain issues are having impacts on the ability to produce and supply Communications Hubs at the volume ordered by industry. The changes proposed are aimed at reducing the risk of a shortfall in Communications Hubs. The DCC is seeking views on the most appropriate method to manage the risk.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in Communications Hub Ordering Delivery Rules.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 5pm on 9 December 2021.

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SMETS1 Request for Information Unaccounted SMETS1 Devices

An initial assessment on a small proportion of the dormant SMETS1 estate held by the DCC was undertaken at the request of Responsible Suppliers and Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) who identified devices that were never on the SMETS1 Smart Meter System Operator (SMSO) or no longer on the SMETS1 SMSO.

Analysis of the assessment highlighted that dormant devices were not available for the DCC to migrate. Alongside DCC’s obligations to maximise dormant migration, the DCC is supporting BEIS to obtain data on dormant devices that are unaccounted for in order to impact assess the potential scale and breadth of the dormant devices that do not appear on the data provided by the SMETS1 SMSOs across all cohorts.

This Request for Information is seeking to obtain this data.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the SMETS1 migration and adoption program.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm on 17 December 2021.

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Smart Meter Device Assurance (SMDA) Scheme Consultations

Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Consultations

 

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