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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.

BAD Release Timetable

VersionLink to DocumentContentDate of Issue
3.0 Business Architecture Document for Smart Metering GB v3.0Includes SMETS1 Services Release content20 June 2019
2.0
Business Architecture Document for Smart Metering GB v2.0Includes Release 2.0 content17 May 2018
1.1 Business Architecture Document for Smart Metering GB v1.1Original document, includes content to SEC version 5.116 November 2017

The Business Architecture Model

The BAM is a visual representation of the BAD that provides a high-level view of the Business Architecture and associated SEC obligations. The BAM is available to all interested parties and can be accessed here.

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.

TAD Release Timetable

VersionLink to DocumentContentDate of Issue
3.0 Technical Architecture Document v3.0Includes SMETS1 Services Release content20 June 2019
2.0 Technical Architecture Document v2.0Includes Release 2.0 content17 May 2018
1.1 Technical Architecture DocumentOriginal DECC document14 October 2015