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SEC v50.0 published for the November 2021 SEC Release and BEIS designation/re-designation of SEC Subsidiary Documents

4 November 2021

SEC version 50.0 came into effect on 4 November 2021 to implement the November 2021 SEC Release. This includes 10 Modification Proposals as well as the designation/re-designation of SEC Subsidiary Documents by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

 

What modifications were implemented?

ModificationStatus
SECMP0007 'Firmware updates to IHDs and PPMIDs'Implemented
MP077 'DCC Service Flagging'Implemented
MP090 'Incorporation of Non GBCS Non-Mandated Alerts into the SEC'Implemented
MP105 'Sending SR11.2 to Devices in Suspended State'Implemented
MP138 'DCC Service Testing in ETAD'Implemented
MP150 'Removing Table 28c from the GBCS'Implemented
MP157 'Removal of DUIS v1.1 and v2.0'Implemented
MP158 'Incorporation of multiple Issue Resolution Proposals into the SEC – Batch 5'Implemented
MP164 'November 2021 SEC Release supporting changes'Implemented
MP180 'Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement Implementation'Implemented

 

BEIS designation of CRP613 and CRP649 into the GB Companion Specification v4.1

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has incorporated the following Change Resolution Proposals (CRPs) into the GB Companion Specification (GBCS) v4.1, which was itself introduced into the Smart Energy Code (SEC) in the November 2021 SEC Release:

  • CRP613 ‘CRP535 clarification for binding on rejoin’
  • CRP649 ‘Halve Joining window to resolve N25 alert issue’

 

This follows on from the 13 September 2021 BEIS response to the 9 August consultation on changes to the GBCS to address operational issues associated with re-joining Gas Smart Metering Equipment (GSME).

The Letter, Direction and Appendix document supporting this can be accessed here.

 

BEIS designation to support the DCC SMETS1 service

An updated version of the SEC came into effect on 4 November 2021 to implement modifications to SEC Appendix AL ‘SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document’ (SMETS1 TMAD) and SEC Appendix AM ‘SMETS1 Supporting Requirements’ (S1SR) made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in support of the Data Communications Company’s (DCC’s) code change to support Final Operating Capability (FOC) migrations. This is referred to as Uplift 2.2.

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

This letter constitutes the Government’s response to consultations undertaken by the DCC on behalf of BEIS and a direction to re-designate the SMETS1 TMAD and SMETS1 S1SR.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

SEC documentAvailable on CodeWorksSEC ModificationBEIS Designation
Section A ‘Definitions and Interpretation’YesYesNo
Section C ‘Governance’YesYesNo
Section H ‘DCC Services’YesYesNo
Section K ‘Charging Methodology’YesYesNo
Schedule 7 ‘Specimen Enabling Services Agreement’YesYesNo
Schedule 8 ‘GB Companion Specification’NoYesYes
Schedule 9 ‘Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications’NoYesNo
Schedule 10 ‘Communications Hub Technical Specifications’NoYesNo
Schedule 11 ‘TS Applicability Tables’YesYesNo
Appendix E ‘DCC User Interface Services Schedule’YesYesNo
Appendix J ‘Enduring Testing Approach Document’YesYesNo
Appendix X ‘Registration Data Interface Specification’YesYesNo
Appendix AB ‘Service Request Processing Document’YesYesNo
Appendix AD ‘DCC User Interface Specification’NoYesNo
Appendix AF ‘Message Mapping Catalogue’NoYesNo
SEC Appendix AL 'SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document'NoNoYes
SEC Appendix AM 'SMETS1 Supporting Requirements'NoNoYes

 

Where can I access the legal text?

The redlined changes for the documents available on CodeWorks can be found via the links below:

 

Full marked-up versions of the SEC Technical Specifications for this release, including commentary identifying whether the changes were made by the BEIS-led changes or by SEC Modifications, can be found on the November 2021 SEC Release page.

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

You can download clean versions of 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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