TABASC and TBEC - SEC

TABASC and TBEC

The Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub-Committee

The Panel have established the Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub-Committee (TABASC), in accordance with Section F, to provide advice and guidance to the Panel regarding the Technical Code Specifications, the End-to-End Technical Architecture, and the Business Architecture.

Section F1 sets out the functions of the TABASC, which include:

Document Development and Maintenance

  • Develop and maintain the Technical Architecture Document
  • Develop and maintain the Business Architecture Document

Support and Advice

  • Provide support and advice in respect of Modification Proposals that affect or are likely to require change to the Technical Code Specifications, the End-to-End Technical Architecture and/or the Business Architecture
  • Provide support and advice in respect of Disputes relating to Technical Code Specifications, the End-to-End Technical Architecture and/or the Business Architecture
  • Review and report to the Panel on the effectiveness of the End-to-End Technical Architecture and of the Business Architecture
  • Review and report to the Authority and the Panel the effectiveness of the HAN Requirements

The list above is not inclusive of all of the TABASC’s duties.

The TABASC have developed a set of principles to facilitate the assessment Modification Proposals, which can be found on the right, under Documents.

Business Architecture Document and Technical Architecture Document

The TABASC is responsible for establishing and maintaining the:

  • Business Architecture Document; and
  • Technical Architecture Document.

Details on both documents are available on the Business Architecture Document and Technical Architecture Document page on the SEC Website

Technical and Business Expert Community (TBEC)

Due to the wide and varied nature of the duties that fall within the Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub-Committee’s (TABASCs) remit, the TBEC has been established to support and provide expertise to the TABASC when required. The TBEC undertakes specific activities (including work packages) that involve in depth review and the necessary expertise when required.

Expert Structure Approach

For each work package that the TABASC highlight as needing expertise, an Expert Group will be formed and pooled from members of the TBEC with the relevant expertise. This group is aided by the Technical Experts from SECAS, who provide the relevant documentation required for discussion and review. The Expert Group then report back to the TABASC with its findings.

Being a member of the TBEC will provide opportunity to:

  • provide input to the maintenance and review of the Smart Metering End-to-End (E2E) Technical Architecture including the Home Area Network (HAN) requirements
  • feed into the development and ongoing maintenance of the Business Architecture
  • impact assess Modification Proposals to the SEC with a potential technical impact e.g. those that require changes to the Technical Specifications
  • discuss operational issues and consider appropriate solutions
  • consider and recommend solutions to testing issues and Disputes with a technical aspect.

Time Commitment

As a member of the TBEC there is a voluntary time commitment. If a member is asked to be involved in a particular Expert Group this may involve; meeting attendance, review of documentation, responding to consultations and information requests, etc. For each work package, the selected TBEC members will be provided with an expected time commitment in order for members to confirm their availability.

Nomination

The TBEC is not limited in number nor are members required to be a SEC Party. To nominate yourself (or another) to become a member of the TBEC, please complete the form provided below and return it to SECAS@gemserv.com.

For more information, please contact the SECAS helpdesk.

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