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The Business Architecture Document and the Technical Architecture Document

The Business Architecture Document

SEC Section F1.4 sets out the duties of the Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub-Committee (TABASC), on behalf of the Panel, to develop and maintain a Business Architecture Document (BAD), which describes the Business Architecture for GB smart metering.

The BAD describes the Business Architecture, which is defined in SEC Section A as:

the business architecture which is designed to enable Parties to use the Services and/or to enable Parties, Energy Consumers and those acting on behalf of Energy Consumers to access the functionality described in the Technical Specifications.

The BAD has been developed to include the following:

  • a main Business Architecture Document (BAD) containing introductory sections, a Target Operating Model and the process areas; and
  • an accompanying Business Architecture Model (BAM) for the applicable process areas.

The BAD can be downloaded from the documents section at the end of this page.

The Business Architecture Model

The BAM is available to all interested parties and can be accessed here. No log-in credentials are required to view the content of the BAM.

If you have any questions, feedback or any suggested improvements to the BAD, these can be submitted to the SECAS Helpdesk. Any feedback that would result in a change to the BAD received will be brought to the TABASC for consideration and action, if required.

A BAM user guidance document has been developed and outlines key navigation steps and guidance on the structure of the BAM and is available to download below.

The Technical Architecture Document

SEC Section F1.4 also sets out the requirement on the TABASC to develop and thereafter maintain the Technical Architecture Document (TAD). The TAD sets out a representation of the End-to-End Technical Architecture.

The current version along with an updated version capturing the changes that will be introduced when Release 2.0 goes live is available to download below.


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