In March 2020 the UK Government issued social distancing guidance to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus also known as COVID-19. This resulted in only essential meter installations taking place. As a consequence, Suppliers are holding a large number of Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications (SMETS) 2 v2.0 and v3.1 Devices and many more are in the global supply chain with currently too short a window of time until 27 October 2020 to install them. In addition, the Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) processes are also being affected by the COVID-19 situation. There is a high probability a number of SMETS2 v4.2 Devices will not be assured in sufficient time to allow manufacture and supply by 27 October 2020.
Who should respond?
- Large Suppliers
- Small Suppliers
- Other SEC Parties
The consultation documents can be found here.
How to respond
Please send your responses to email@example.com by 5pm on 24 April 2020.