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DCC Conclusion on the Migration Authorisation Mechanism (MAM) and the Migration Error Handling and Retry Strategy (MEHRS) for Final Operating Capability (FOC)

DCC Conclusion on the Migration Authorisation Mechanism (MAM) and the Migration Error Handling and Retry Strategy (MEHRS) for Final Operating Capability (FOC)

The changes to the MAM will be take effect on 23 April 2021. Pursuant to Clause 4.42 of the SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD), in the period before the MAM changes take effect, any Supplier Party may object to these changes by referring the matter to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In accordance with Clause 8.9 of TMAD, within 14 days of the publication of the MEHRS changes, any Supplier Party may refer these changes to BEIS.

Please make any referrals to smets1_appeals@beis.gov.uk.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the MAM and MEHRS.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation conclusion document here.

BEIS Consultation on SEC changes for the Enduring Change of Supplier Arrangements and Certain Security Provisions (Closing Date: 20 May 2021)

BEIS Consultation on SEC changes for the Enduring Change of Supplier Arrangements and Certain Security Provisions

BEIS is consulting on a number of matters relating to the Enduring Change of Supplier (ECoS) Arrangements as well as on a number of security related changes that affect SEC Section G, Section L and the Smart Meter Key Infrastructure (SMKI) Interface Design Specification.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the ECoS Arrangements.

Related Documents

Please find the main consultation document here and the accompanying consultation attachments here.

How to respond

Please contact smartmetering@beis.gov.uk by 5pm 20 May 2021.

Delivery plan for Communications Hubs and Networks (Closing Date: 7 May 2021)

Delivery plan for Communications Hubs and Networks

Maintaining Smart functionality over the long term will require the introduction of new Communications Hubs (CHs) which will use the newer 4G network. The DCC’s CH&N Programme will assess options for this and then implement a chosen solution.

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in Communications Hubs and Smart functionality.

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm 7 May 2021.

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.

Further changes to the Migration Reporting Regime (MRR) for MOC (Secure) (Closing Date: 9 September 2020)

Further changes to the Migration Reporting Regime (MRR) for MOC (Secure)

The DCC issued a consultation on further changes to the Migration Reporting Regime (MRR) regarding MOC (Secure).

Who should respond?

  • Those interested in the Migration Reporting Regime

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here.

How to respond

Please use the response template and contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 4pm 9 September 2020.

Temporary Communications Hub Ordering and Delivery Rules (Closing Date: 28 August 2020)

Temporary Communications Hub Ordering and Delivery Rules

The DCC is consulting on amendments to the Temporary Communications Hub Ordering and Delivery Rules (TCHODR) which is required under SEC Section F5.1A.

Who should respond?

  • Stakeholders
  • Those interested in Communication Hubs and TCHODR

Related Documents

Please find the consultation document here. Please also find Appendix A of the consultation here. The appendix provides further information on the proposed requirements in relation to increasing Communications Hub Orders.

How to respond

Please contact consultations@smartdcc.co.uk by 5pm 28 August 2020.

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