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Consequential changes of the Ofgem Switching Programme on the SEC

8 August 2019

Ofgem’s Switching Programme is introducing new arrangements for the faster switching of customers. The rules and obligations for switching will be contained in the Retail Energy Code (REC) which will see the creation of the Centralised Switching Service (CSS) to process switching information.

These new arrangements will have an impact on the Smart Energy Code (SEC).


How can I find more information?

We’ve published a web-page providing more information on the consequential changes to the SEC, as well as the proposed draft redlining here.

SECAS encourage any interested Parties to provide us with their comments, thoughts or concerns by 28 August 2019 so we can help address them before the autumn consultation is issued. Please contact us by email at or by calling 020 7090 7755.

Publication of BEIS CAD testing and pairing document

4 October 2018

The smart metering roll-out in Great Britain will create an unprecedented new platform for innovation in energy data.

The Government’s vision is for data not only to be accessed remotely via the Data Communications Company (DCC) but also that consumers can access data from their smart meter locally via devices, known as Consumer Access Devices (CAD), connected to the Home Area Network (HAN).

The document below provides a set of principles aimed at clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the different relevant parties in the testing and pairing of CADs. It is focused on pairing CADs with SMETS1 meters, where certain industry parties were keen to have further guidance.

They are a suggestion, based on discussion with industry, of how industry processes could be executed. Parties are encouraged to use these principles as a starting point for defining their own processes and for developing industry good practice.

This note is intended to support energy suppliers, CAD providers, smart meter system operators (SMSOs) and meter manufacturers. It is relevant for both enrolled and unenrolled SMETS1 systems.

Publication of BEIS CAD testing and pairing document

Consultation on timing of Designation and Redesignation of SEC sections (Schedule 8, Appendix AD, Schedule 11)

17 May 2018

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a consultation on 16th May 2018 on the timing of:

·         Designating versions 2.1 and 3.1 of the GB Companion Specification (GBCS) within Schedule 8 of SEC

·         Re-designating version2.0 of DCC User interface Specification (DUIS) – appendix AD of SEC

·         Re-designating TS Applicability Tables following amendment – SEC Schedule 11,

The proposed date for designation for all three is 4th June 2018.  You can see the consultation here 20180516-Consultation-on-the-redesignation-of-GBCS-DUIS-and-TS-Applicability-Tables.pdfThe consultation closes on 30th May.  

The consultation is accompanied by a series of Annexes of the new versions to be designated – but the consultation IS NOT seeking views on the substance, merely timing.







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