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The Business Architecture Document and the Technical Architecture Document

SEC Section F1.4 (i) sets out the duties of the Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub-Committee (TABASC), on behalf of the Panel, to develop and maintain the Business Architecture Document (BAD) and Technical Architecture Document (TAD).

This webpage sets out the following:

  • The Business Architecture Document
  • The Business Architecture Model (BAM) – which accompanies the main document and provides a visual representation of the applicable process areas
  • The Technical Architecture Document

The Business Architecture Document

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 Functional and Process Areas that are covered in the BAD and BAM include:

  • Manage Inventory
  • Install and Commission
  • Configure Device and Payment Mode
  • Read
  • Manage Device
  • Decommission and Replace
  • Manage Security Credentials
  • DCC Processing
  • Manage Service

 

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 can be accessed using the following link:

Business Architecture Model

The Business Architecture Model User Guide v2.0 outlines key navigation steps and guidance on the structure of the BAM.

 

The Technical Architecture Document

The TAD describes the End-to-End Technical Architecture, which is defined in SEC Section A as:

the DCC Systems and the Smart Metering Systems together, including as documented in the Technical Code Specifications.

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