DP178 Removing DSP validation against the SMI join status for SR8.8.x (Closing Date: 26 August 2021)

DP178 Removing DSP validation against the SMI join status for SR8.8.x

An issue has been brought to the DCC’s attention whereby the on-site Device Installation and Commission (I&C) process fails when the Data Service Provider (DSP) does not receive successful messages for joins of Service Reference Variants (SRVs) 8.7.x. This prevents the Service User from being able to send an Unjoin command as the business validation on the SRV 8.8.1 ‘Unjoin Service (Critical)’ or 8.8.2 ‘Unjoin Service (Non-Critical)’ commands check that a Device is joined to the Smart Metering Inventory (SMI) to allow it to be un-joined. This results in Devices failing the I&C process which must then be fixed by manually updating the SMI database at a cost of £2,000 per correction.

Who should respond?

  • Large Suppliers.
  • Small Suppliers.

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 ‘DP178 Removing DSP validation against the SMI join status for SR.8.8.x RFI Response’ by 5pm 26 August 2021.

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