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SEC v44.0 implemented to support the DCC SMETS1 service

25 August 2021

Today, on 25 August 2021, an updated version of the SEC came into effect to implement a designation made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This is in support of the Data Communications Company (DCC) Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications (SMETS) 1 service.

 

Summary of changes

This designation re-classifies certain categories of SMETS1 Prepayment Meter Interface Devices (PPMIDs) as SMETS1 In-Home Displays (IHDs). Doing so removes the need for the missing data to be provided, as such data is not required by the DCC to support the migration or operation of IHDs. This will allow SMETS1 Installations with these Devices (presently blocked from migration) to be migrated onto the DCC SMETS1 Service.

The BEIS designation letter and accompanying annexes, including the redlining, can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix AK ‘SEC Variation Testing Approach Document for SMETS1 Services’
  • SEC Appendix AL ‘Transition Migration Approach Document’

 

Where can I access the legal text?

The redlined changes for Appendix AK are also available on CodeWorks via the links below:

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

SEC v43.0 – BEIS direction designating SVTADs for CH&N and ECoS and re-designating the Organisation Certificate Policy

30 July 2021

On 30 July 2021, an updated version of the SEC came into effect to implement a designation made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This included the designation of SEC Variation Testing Approach Documents (SVTADs) for the Communications Hub and Network (CH&N) and the Enduring Change of Suppler (ECoS) arrangements as well as amendments to SEC Appendix B ‘Organisation Certificate Policy’.

The changes made to SEC Appendix B are to clarify details of how a particular field in XML Signing Certificates should be populated by a User not acting in a Supplier role.

Each of these (re)designations follows from earlier consultations conducted by the Data Communications Company (DCC) or BEIS, the details of which are explained in the direction letter.

The BEIS designation letter and accompanying annexes, including the redlining, can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Section A ‘Definitions and Interpretation’
  • SEC Appendix B ‘Organisation Certificate Policy’
  • SEC Appendix AQ ‘SEC Variation Testing Approach Document for the CH&N Arrangements’
  • SEC Appendix AR ‘SEC Variation Testing Approach Document for the Enduring Change of Supplier Arrangements’

 

Where can I access the legal text?

The redlined changes for SEC Section A are also available on CodeWorks via the links below:

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

SEC v41.0 implemented to support the DCC SMETS1 service

2 July 2021

An updated version of the SEC came into effect today, 2 July 2021, to implement a designation made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This includes an update to the Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications (SMETS) 1 Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD) to reduce the timeline for submission of Daily Migration Demand values to two weeks and to drive efficiencies in the migration forecasts and in the demand allocation process.

The BEIS designation letter and accompanying annexes, including the redlining can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix AL ‘SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document’

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

SEC v39.0 implemented to update the SMKI Interface Design Specification

16 June 2021

An updated version of the SEC came into effect today, 16 June 2021, to implement a designation made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This includes an update to SEC Appendix M ‘Smart Metering Key Infrastructure (SMKI) Interface Design Specification’ (SMKI IDS) to simplify the process by which Certificate Signing Requests can be submitted by those accessing the SMKI service over the internet.

  • The BEIS direction letter can be found on our latest news page here.
  • The redlining can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix M ‘SMKI Interface Design Specification’

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

SEC v38.0 implemented to support the DCC SMETS1 service

14 June 2021

An updated version of the SEC came into effect today, 14 June 2021, to implement a designation made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This includes an update to the Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications (SMETS) 1 Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD) to reflect DCC’s contract with Secure SMSO Limited (company number 10611361) moving to Secure Meters (UK) Limited (company number 02199653).

The BEIS designation letter and accompanying annexes, including the redlining can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix AL ‘SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document’

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

For Information: SEC v36.0 implemented to support the DCC SMETS1 service

30 March 2021

An updated version of the SEC came into effect today, 30 March 2021, to implement a designation made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This includes regulatory amendments to support the introduction of further changes to the Data Communications Company (DCC) solution to better support the enrolment and subsequent operation of Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications (SMETS) 1 meters on the DCC’s network.

The BEIS designation letter and accompanying annexes, including the redlining can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix AL ‘SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document’
  • SEC Appendix AM ‘SMETS1 Supporting Requirements’

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

SEC v35.0 implemented to support the DCC SMETS1 service

26 February 2021

SEC version 35.0 comes into effect on Sunday 28 February 2021 to implement a designation made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This includes regulatory amendments to enable the migration of currently blocked Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications 1 (SMETS1) Installations, allowing energy Suppliers to restore smart metering services to consumers.

This designation also includes changes in support of SMETS1 Final Operating Capability (FOC) go-live. At this time, the conditions set by the SEC Panel in their meeting of 12 February 2021 had not been met to allow Eligible Product Combination List (EPCL) decisions to be made. Therefore, the Device Model Combinations (DMCs) will not be approved by Government for inclusion in this Designation. However, Government did not consider this to be a good reason to delay the (re) direction of the documents on 28 February 2021, for future use.

The BEIS designation letter and accompanying annexes, including the redlining can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix AL ‘SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document’
  • SEC Appendix AM ‘SMETS1 Supporting Requirements’
  • SEC Appendix AP ‘FOC S1SPKI Certificate Policy’

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

SEC v32.0 implemented to clarify Electricity Smart Meter and Gas Smart Meter definitions in SEC Section A

22 January 2021

An updated version of the SEC came into effect today, 22 January 2021, to implement a modification to SEC Section A ‘Definitions and Interpretation’ made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Changes to the definitions of Electricity Smart Meter and Gas Smart Meter in the Section A have been made to clarify that Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications 1 (SMETS1) Meters installed after the Installation Validity Period (IVP) Date are treated as Electricity and Gas Smart Meters under the SEC.

 

Other Licence changes

The Secretary of State has also made changes to the following Licences:

  • Standard Conditions of Electricity and Gas Supply Licenses
  • Standard Conditions of Electricity Distribution Licences
  • Standard Conditions of Gas Transporters Licences
  • The Smart Meter Communication Licences

More information on all of these changes can be found on our latest news page, which contains the BEIS response and conclusions.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix A ‘Definitions and Interpretation’

 

Where can I access the redlining?

The redlined changes to this Appendix can be found on CodeWorks via the links below:

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

SEC v30.0 implemented to align the UISS Target Response Times across SMETS2+ and enrolled SMETS1 Device Models

13 January 2021

An updated version of the SEC came into effect today, 13 January 2021, to implement a modification to SEC Appendix E ‘DCC User Interface Services Schedule’ (UISS) made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This is to align the Target Response Times within the UISS across Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications 2+ (SMETS2+) and enrolled SMETS1 Device Models.

Paragraph 3 of the UISS previously restricted the Target Response Times for Scheduled Services to SMETS2+ Devices only. This restriction has been removed, making the Target Response Times applicable to SMETS1 and SMETS2+ Devices, thereby making sure that the regulatory framework reflects the system behaviour.

The accompanying documents can be found via the following links:

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix E ‘DCC User Interface Services Schedule’

 

Where can I access the redlining?

The redlined changes to this Appendix can be found on CodeWorks via the links below:

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

SEC v29.0 implemented to extend the SMETS1 TMAD expiry date

21 December 2020

An updated version of the SEC came into effect on 21 December 2020 to implement a modification to SEC Appendix AL ‘SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document’ (SMETS1 TMAD) made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This is to extend SMETS1 TMAD expiry date from 31 December 2020 to 31 December 2021 to align with the regulatory backstop for all eligible Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications 1 (SMETS1) meters to be enrolled or replaced with SMETS2+ meters.

The BEIS designation letter and accompanying annexes, which include the redlining, can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

  • SEC Appendix AL ‘SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document’

 

Our Document Log lists the versions of each SEC document now in effect following this release.

You can download the individual SEC documents from the SEC and Supporting Documents section of our website or via CodeWorks.

 

Where can I find further information?

If you have any questions, you can call the SECAS Helpdesk at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

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