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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

SEC Panel Draft Budget 2021 – 2024 Consultation

The Smart Energy Code (SEC) requires the SEC Panel to develop a 3-year budget consultation in January of each year. In preparing the Draft Budget, the Panel have been mindful of the cost challenges faced by the industry, and as such, have sought to balance prudent provisions, quality of service and flexibility, with economic efficiency. The Panel is seeking feedback from SEC Parties to be considered at its February meeting.

Who should respond?

  • Large Suppliers, Small Suppliers, Network Parties, and Other SEC Parties.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please send your response titled ‘SEC Panel Draft Budget 2021-2024 Consultation response’ to secas@gemserv.com by 5pm 2 February 2021. Please highlight in your response if you wish for feedback to be marked as confidential / anonymous.

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Report Consultations

MP077 DCC Service Flagging

Issues have been identified in the current process where the DCC Service Flagging is incorrect and hinders the switching process for some consumers with Smart Meters. The ‘W’ and ‘S’ Flags will be removed, and instead an ‘N’ and an ‘I’ Flag will take their place. By doing this, the new DCC Service Flag states should align to what is written in the SEC and allow Users to tell the difference between Devices on an SMS that are Active, installed but not commissioned or decommissioned. This modification has cross code impacts with the MRA, Xoserve and the REC. SECAS continue to work closely with these codes and Ofgem to ensure a co-ordinated approach to implementing this change.

Who should respond?

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

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact sec.change@gemserv.com by 5pm 5 February 2021.

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MP146 SM WAN Coverage Date

The DCC are required to provide information to Parties via the Self-Service Interface (SSI) regarding the Smart Metering Wide Area Network (SM WAN) availability for SMETS1 and SMETS2 Devices. The requirement specifically references 1 January 2021. CSP S&C wishes to continue to improve and enhance their coverage and provide the date to Suppliers as to when there will be a WAN. The Proposed Solution is to remove the date to enable it to continue to be populated.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the Smart Metering Wide Area Network.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact sec.change@gemserv.com by 5pm 5 February 2021.

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Refinement Consultations

SECMP0024 Enduring Approach to Communication Hub Firmware Management

The Proposer notes that there is nothing in place to automatically notify Suppliers once firmware updates have been activated on Communications Hubs (CHs). The Proposer also considers there to be a lack of a formalised process for managing firmware updates to CHs between the DCC and Suppliers. The Proposed Solution is to implement Alert to ensure Suppliers are made aware when a firmware upgrade takes place.

Who should respond?

  • Large Suppliers, Small Suppliers and the DCC.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact sec.change@gemserv.com by 5pm 5 February 2021.

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Ofgem Consultations

Code Change and Development Group consultation on Market-wide Half Hourly (MHH) Settlement

This Code Change and Development Group (CCDG) consultation is your chance to have your say on the essential data items, processes and Code changes needed to deliver the MHH Settlement Target Operating Mode (TOM). The key changes covered in this consultation are:

  • TOM requirements for the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), covering central Settlement and all market participants;
  • A new Smart Energy Code (SEC) User Role to access the Half Hourly Settlement data from the Smart Meter;
  • Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) changes for Unmetered Supplies; and
  • Changes to data items and processes (including registration data) under the BSC and Retail Energy Code (REC).

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact CCDGsecretary@elexon.co.uk by 8am 26 January 2021.

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Operational Performance Regime (OPR) Guidance Consultation

Ofgem have set out proposals relating to the OPR Guidance to enable implementation. This includes setting the performance levels and values for the system performance penalty mechanisms; and detailed processes for the customer engagement and contract management incentives. It also includes proposals for a transitional year to provide greater certainty to stakeholders around the implementation of the new regime.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the Operational Performance Regime.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact smartermetering@ofgem.gov.uk by 5pm 11 February 2021.

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Forward Work Programme 2021/22 Consultation

Ofgem are consulting on their Forward Work Programme to build a fairer and greener energy system in Great Britain for consumers. Ofgem would like your views on their proposed activities to help them achieve their objective of protecting the interests of existing and future consumers.

Who should respond?

  • Suppliers, Networks and consumers.

How to respond

Please contact FWP@Ofgem.gov.uk by 12pm 19 February 2021.

Unless you ask Ofgem not to, they will publish your responses on the Ofgem website. A final version of the 2021/22 forward work programme will be published by 31 March 2021.

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Retail Energy Code (REC) v2.0 and Retail Code Consolidation

Ofgem are consulting on the schedules to the Retail Energy Code (REC) that enable retail code consolidation. This involves merging content from the Master Registration Agreement (MRA) and the Supply Point Administration Agreement (SPAA), and Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) content regarding metering agents into the REC.

Ofgem would like views from parties to the affected codes, codes of practice and agreements, as well as people with an interest in the specific codes or more broadly in code governance. Consumer Groups are also encouraged to respond.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the REC.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact SwitchingProgramme@ofgem.gov.uk by 23 February 2021.

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BEIS Consultations

DCC Consultations

DCC consultation on changes to the Migration Authorisation Mechanism (MAM)

The DCC is consulting on some changes to the MAM.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the MAM.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm 22 January 2021.

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Consultation on the Sharing of Supplier Data

The DCC is proposing to share installation data owned by Energy Suppliers with Other SEC Parties, specifically Device Manufacturers and Meter Asset Providers (MAPs), where that data relates specifically and only to the Other SEC Party in question.

Who should respond?

  • Energy Suppliers and Other SEC Parties.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 5pm 29 January 2021.

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SMETS1 Service Provider Key Infrastructure (S1SPKI) Certificate Policy for the Final Operation Capability (FOC) cohort

The DCC is seeking views on a proposed SMETS1 S1SPKI Certificate Policy for the FOC cohort.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the FOC cohort.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm 5 February 2021.

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