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Code Change and Development Group (CCDG) Consultation on Transition Approach for Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) (Closing Date: 2 August 2021)

Code Change and Development Group (CCDG) Consultation on Transition Approach for Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS)

This consultation by Elexon sets out the CCDG’s recommendations for the key stages of the Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Transition, covering essential pre-migration and migration activities. This consultation is seeking industry views on the substance of those recommendations. The consultation covers:

  • Transition overview and recommendations;
  • Market segment specific considerations; and
  • Performance Assurance for MHHS.

Who should respond?

  • All SEC Parties.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact CCDGsecretary@elexon.co.uk with the subject line ‘CCDG Transition Consultation on MHHS’ by 8am on 2 August.

MP116 Service Request Forecasting (Closing Date: 9 August 2021)

MP116 Service Request Forecasting

Currently, each quarter of the year, DCC Users must submit to the DCC an eight-month forecast of the number of Service Requests that the User anticipates sending. It is believed that each forecast takes an average of two days for each User to complete. These forecasts are intended to assist in managing demand on the DCC User Interface Services. The DCC has raised concern that the accuracy of the forecasts does not meet the level required to produce useful data that will improve the management of demand on the DCC User Interface Services.

Who should respond?

  • DCC Users
  • Supplier SEC Parties
  • Network SEC Parties
  • The DCC

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact sec.change@gemserv.com with the subject line ‘MP116 Service Request Forecasting consultation response’ by 5pm 9 August 2021.

Maximising Non-Domestic Smart Meter consumer benefits, improving the data offer and enabling innovation (Closing Date: 24 September 2021)

Maximising Non-Domestic Smart Meter consumer benefits, improving the data offer and enabling innovation

BEIS is consulting on proposals to improve the Smart Meter data offer for Non-Domestic energy consumers. They are also seeking more general views on how best the government can support industry to drive forward innovation in the market for Non-Domestic Smart Meter data-driven services.

Who should respond?

  • Supplier SEC Parties and consumers.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact smartmetering@beis.gov.uk by 10am on 24 September 2021.

34. How do I receive invitations to and register to attend SECAS webinars?

All SEC Parties can contact secas@gemserv.com to subscribe to the SEC Parties mailing list to be kept updated on all future SECAS webinars.

Links to upcoming SECAS webinars can be found here. Logged in SEC Parties can access the presentation slides and video recordings of previous webinars here.

If there are any topics which you believe should be presented at future webinars, please contact secas@gemserv.com.

33. How can I make sure that I am complying with the SEC Credit Cover obligations?

Please read the SECAS Credit Cover Guidance which provides an explanation of the SEC Credit Cover requirements in Plain English, and provides helpful worked examples. The SEC Credit Cover obligations are set out in SEC Section J3. It is important that your Party complies with these obligations to avoid entering into an Event of Default of the SEC. If you are unsure whether you are paying the right amount, you can contact the DCC Service Desk.

DCC Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) 2021 Testing Plan V1.0 (Closing Date: 7 December 2020)

DCC Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) 2021 Testing Plan V1.0

This consultation seeks the views of SEC Parties and the Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub-Committee (TABASC) on the 2021 BCDR plan which is expected to result in disruption to DCC Services.

Who should respond?

  • SEC Parties and the TABASC.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm 7 December 2020.

Consultation on increasing DCC’s revenue at risk against the Operational Performance Regime (Closing Date: 27 November 2020)

Consultation on increasing DCC’s revenue at risk against the Operational Performance Regime

In May 2020, Ofgem consulted on revising the Operational Performance Regime (OPR) to optimise the financial incentives placed on the DCC to drive better performance. As a monopoly company, it is important that the DCC faces sufficient incentives to play its role well, delivering value for money and high quality services to support smart metering. This is key to ensure consumers are able to fully take advantage of the benefits of the smart meter rollout.

In response to the May 2020 consultation, stakeholders requested that Ofgem increase the incentive on the DCC to perform well against the OPR. Following these requests, Ofgem are proposing to increase the DCC’s revenue at risk against the OPR, achieving the aim of a stronger incentive.

Ofgem would implement this proposal through the OPR Guidance, which Ofgem will consult on in January 2021.

Who should respond?

The DCC’s stakeholders interested in the DCC’s operational performance.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please contact smartmetering@ofgem.gov.uk by 27 November 2020.

Changes to the SMETS1 SVTAD and ETAD (Closing Date: 15 September 2020)

Changes to the SMETS1 SVTAD and ETAD

The DCC has issued a consultation on Consequential changes to the SMETS1 SEC Variation Testing Approach Document, User Testing Services Approach Document, and Enduring Test Approach Document arising from the November 2020 Common Test Scenarios Document consultation.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the November 2020 CTSD consultation.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm 15 September 2020.

SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document for Final Operating Capability (Closing Date: 11 September 2020)

SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document for Final Operating Capability

The DCC has issued a document that provides a conclusion on some changes to the SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD) for Final Operating Capability (FOC).

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the Transition and Migration Approach Document.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm 11 September 2020.

Device Model Combination Tests (DMCT) Process Improvement (Closing Date: 11 September 2020)

Device Model Combination Tests (DMCT) Process Improvement

The DCC issued a consultation on changes to the SEC Variation Testing Approach Document for SMETS1 Services (SMETS1 SVTAD) related to improvements in the DMCT Process.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the SMETS1 SVTAD

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm 11 September 2020.

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