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SEC v27.0 published for the November 2020 SEC Release

27 November 2020

SEC version 27.0 comes into effect on 29 November 2020 to implement the November 2020 SEC Release. This includes 18 Modification Proposals as well as the designation/re-designation of SEC Subsidiary Documents by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

More information on the BEIS Designation can be found here.

 

What modifications were implemented?

ModificationStatus
SECMP0062 'Northbound Application Traffic Management – Alert Storm Protection' part 2Approved
MP080 'Managing DUIS uplifts'Approved
MP081 'Alignment of DUIS and CHISM to reflect current DCC Processing'Approved
MP093 'Implementing IRP511 and CRP535 to support GBCS v3.2 devices'Approved
MP098 'Incorporation of multiple Issue Resolution Proposals into the SEC - Batch 3'Approved
MP101 'Large Gas Meter Displays'Approved
MP102A 'Power Outage Alerts triggered by an OTA firmware upgrade'Approved
MP103 'DCC SOC2 Assessments'Approved
MP110 'Aligning SEC Appendix D with DCC Processes'Approved
MP112 'Setting the Privacy Assessment Assurance Status'Approved
MP115 'Changes to the NCSC Good Practice Guides'Approved
MP118 'Communications Hub Finance Charges'Approved
MP120 'Correcting DUIS Matrix for SRV7.7 Eligible Users'Approved
MP124 'Consequential changes to DUIS and MMC'Approved
MP127 'SMKI RAPP Security Screening clarification'Approved
MP131 'Default maximum demand configuration conflict'Approved
MP133 'Consequential changes to SEC Section G'Approved
MP142 'Clarification to the MMC'Approved

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

SEC documentAvailable on CodeWorksSEC ModificationBEIS Designation
Section A ‘Definitions and Interpretation’YesYesNo
Section G ‘Security’YesYesNo
Section I ‘Data Privacy’YesYesNo
Section J ‘Payment of ChargesYesYesNo
Section L ‘Smart Metering Key InfrastructureYesYesNo
Schedule 8 ‘GB Companion SpecificationNoYesYes
Schedule 9 ‘Smart Metering Equipment Technical SpecificationsNoYesYes
Schedule 10 ‘Communications Hub Technical SpecificationsNoNoYes
Schedule 11 ‘TS Applicability TablesYesYesYes
Appendix A ‘Device Certificate PolicyNoYesNo
Appendix B ‘Organisation Certificate PolicyNoYesYes
Appendix D ‘SMKI Registration Authority Policies and ProceduresYesYesYes
Appendix E ‘DCC User Gateway Services Schedule’YesYesYes
Appendix I ‘CH Installation and Maintenance Support MaterialsYesYesNo
Appendix L ‘SMKI Recovery ProcedureYesYesNo
Appendix M ‘SMKI Interface Design SpecificationNoNoYes
Appendix O ‘SMKI Repository Interface Design SpecificationNoNoYes
Appendix Q ‘IKI Certificate PolicyNoYesNo
Appendix AB ‘Service Request Processing DocumentYesNoYes
Appendix AC ‘Inventory, Enrolment and Decommissioning Procedures’YesNoYes
Appendix AD ‘DCC User Interface SpecificationNoYesYes
Appendix AF ‘Message Mapping CatalogueNoYesYes

 

Where can I access the legal text?

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

 

The combined SECAS and BEIS redlining for those documents which are not yet available via CodeWorks can be found here.

We have prepared full marked-up versions of the Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications 2 (SMETS2) version 29 November 2020 and the GB Companion Specification (GBCS) version 4.0 against the previously published versions. The mark-up includes commentary identifying whether the changes were made by BEIS changes or SEC Modifications. These are available on our November 2020 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.

SEC Modcast – 5 Nov 2020: Your regular update on SEC Change

5 November 2020

We have now released the next episode of our SEC Modcast, providing an update on the key activities taking place regarding SEC modifications and releases and what you should look out for in the next week or so.

In this episode we cover the Working Group outcomes this week, notice for an ad-hoc Woking Group meeting, the upcoming Panel items next week, and a Request for Information reminder.

Listen to the Modcast: SEC Modcast - 5 Nov 2020

  • Working Group outcomes

The information for the SEC Section D Review can be found here.

Ad-hoc SEC Release – MP135 implemented

23 July 2020

An updated version of the SEC came into effect on 23 July 2020 to implement MP135 ‘Correcting equivalence in Security Standards’.

What parts of the SEC were affected?

The following part of the SEC was affected:

  • Schedule G ‘Security’

 

Where can I access the redlining?

The redlined changes to Section G 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?

Further information can be found on the MP135 page of our website. If you have any questions, you can call us at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

Ad-hoc SEC Release – MP123 implemented

29 May 2020

An updated version of the SEC came into effect on 29 May 2020 to implement MP123 ‘IVP realignment of SMETS2 v2.0 and v3.1’.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

The following part of the SEC was affected:

 

Where can I access the redlining?

The redlined changes to Schedule 11 can be found here.

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?

Further information can be found on the MP123 page of our website. If you have any questions, you can call us at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

Ad-hoc SEC Release – MP130 implemented

27 May 2020

An updated version of the SEC came into effect on 27 May 2020 to implement MP130 ‘CH order and delivery changes due to COVID-19’.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

The following part of the SEC was affected:

 

Where can I access the redlining?

The redlined changes to Section F 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?

Further information can be found on the MP130 page of our website. If you have any questions, you can call us at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

New version of the SEC implemented – update to the SMETS1 SVTAD

3 April 2020

An updated version of the SEC came into effect on 3 April 2020 to implement an update to SEC Appendix AK ‘SEC Variation Testing Approach Document for SMETS1 Services’ (SMETS1 SVTAD) by the Data Communications Company (DCC).

This follows on from the DCC’s conclusions on the SMETS1 Uplift 1.1 Consultation.

 

DCC SMETS1 SVTAD modification

Pursuant to Clause 4.2 of the SEC Appendix AK ‘SEC Variation Testing Approach Document for SMETS1 Services’ (SMETS1 SVTAD), the Data Communications Company (DCC) notifies that, with effect from 3 April 2020, the SMETS1 SVTAD is modified and approved in the form set out in Annex A of the DCC’s notification.

The DCC modification letter and redlined changes to the SMETS1 SVTAD can be found here.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

 

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.

Proposal to move the June 2020 SEC Release implementation date – are you affected?

9 March 2020

The DCC is proposing that the implementation date for the June 2020 SEC Release is brought forward from 25 June 2020 to 6 May 2020. To help inform the Panel’s decision, we are seeking information on whether this date change would adversely impact you.

Further information on this release, including the current scope and the latest version of the Release Implementation Document, can be found on our June 2020 SEC Release webpage.

If you would be impacted by this change of date or have any comments on the DCC’s proposal, please contact us at sec.change@gemserv.com by close of play on Thursday, 12 March 2020. The Panel will be notified of any comments received when it considers the DCC’s request on Friday, 13 March 2020.

 

Why does the DCC want to bring this date forward?

The primary driver for the DCC seeking to bring the go-live date forward is that the SMETS1 Middle Operating Capability (MOC) release currently occupies the June 2020 SEC Release slot. Having considered a number of delivery options, and the importance of SECMP0062 ‘Northbound Application Traffic Management – Alert Storm Protection’ part 1, the DCC has identified that a revised go-live date of 6 May 2020 is the preferred option. This revised date also provides an improved risk profile to deliver SECMP0053 ‘Amend Target Response Times for Service Requests Critical to Installation and Commissioning Processes’ and SECMP0062 part 1.

The SMETS1 Core 1.1 release is currently planned to use the DCC’s testing environment before the SMETS1 MOC release in June. Attempting to deliver the SEC Release in-between these two releases would add significant risk for the SEC Release. Any slippage in the delivery of SMETS1 Core 1.1 would result in the June 2020 SEC Release being cancelled, as MOC delivery cannot be put at risk.

Combining the System Integration Testing (SIT), User Integration Testing (UIT), and Go-Live timelines for the SMETS1 Core 1.1 release and the SEC Release allows for the timely delivery of both releases, well in advance of the SMETS1 MOC delivery in June.

Bringing forward the SEC Release go-live date will also allow the SECMP0062 solution to be implemented earlier than currently planned, while also mitigating the risk of a delay to its delivery. The DCC highlights that any slippage to the delivery of SECMP0062 would expose the industry to the risks related to Alert Storms highlighted under this modification.

 

Who can I contact with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us at sec.change@gemserv.com or call the SECAS Helpdesk on 020 7090 7755.

February 2020 SEC Release implemented

27 February 2020

An updated version of the SEC came into effect on 27 February 2020 to implement three modifications as part of the February 2020 SEC Release.

 

What modifications were implemented?

This SEC Release implemented the following modifications:

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

The following parts of the SEC have been updated:

 

The redlined changes to the SEC Sections can be found on CodeWorks via the links below:

 

The redlined changes for SEC Appendix H can be found here.

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

 

What else has been implemented as part of this release?

As part of this release, each SEC Section and Subsidiary Document has now been given their own individual version numbers, which will simplify the version control of the SEC going forward.

For more information on this new approach, please click here.

We have also introduced a new Document Log summarising the current documents making up the SEC, which is available on the ‘The Smart Energy Code’ page of our website.

 

Where can I find further information?

Further information can be found on the February 2020 SEC Release page of our website. If you have any questions, you can call us at 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

SEC version 6.24 released – SECMP0069 implemented

31 January 2020

SEC version 6.24 came into effect on 31 January 2020 to implement SECMP0069 ‘EU Exit Changes’ as an ad-hoc SEC Release.

 

What parts of the SEC were affected?

The following parts of the SEC was affected:

  • Section A ‘Definitions and Interpretation’
  • Section D ‘Modification Process’
  • Section I ‘Data Privacy’

The redlined changes to these documents can be found on the Digital SEC here.

You can download a zip folder containing SEC v6.24 here, or download the individual sections of the SEC from the SEC and Guidance Documents page of our website.

 

Where can I find further information?

Further information can be found on the SECMP0069 page of our website. If you have any questions, you can call us via our helpdesk on 020 7090 7755 or email sec.change@gemserv.com.

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