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Design Notes detail specific areas of interest, be it processes, procedures, activities or events, where industry have requested further guidance to aid their understanding. This page hosts all current Smart Metering Implementation Programme Design Notes. 

Design Notes are commissioned and approved by the Transitional Business Design Group (TBDG). In time, this responsibility will transition to the Technical Sub-Committee, a SEC Sub-Committee. 

The table below provides a summary of all currently commissioned Design Notes:

Design Note

Description

Status

Pending Actions

Auxiliary Load Control Switches (ALCS)
Describes how to commission and set schedules on ALCS, as well as providing Change of Supplier scenarios for ALCS
Released  None

Change of Supplier

Describes the Service Requests involved in Change of Supplier events

Released

None

Install and Commission

Describes how to install and commission smart metering equipment

Released None
Prepayment (Change of Supplier)

Describes the Service Requests and their usage in relation to Change of Supplier in prepayment scenarios

Released None
Communications Hub Exchange

Describes the process to be followed in premises and the Service Requests involved in the exchange of a Communications Hub

Released None
Communications Hub Re-use
Describes the process to be followed in premises and the Service Requests involved in the exchange of a Communications Hub
Released None
Time Management

Summarises how time is provided to and manage on Smart Metering Devices according to the requirements laid out in the SEC, DUIS, SMETS, CHTS and GBCS.

Released None
 No Wireless Area Network
Describes how to install and commission smart metering equipment in events where there is temporarily no WAN
Draft
 
Update January 2016: This Design Note will be progressed and updated in the future upon conclusion of related consultations.  
Firmware Management
Describes the mechanisms for the management of firmware Released None