Experience has shown that implementing an Over the Air (OTA) firmware update on some Electricity Smart Metering Equipment (ESMEs) generates a Power Outage Alert (POA). The Proposed solution for this modification is to amend sections of SEC Schedule 9 ‘Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications 2’. Amendments will be made to sections 4.3, 5.4, 5.10 and 5.16. this will ensure that the obligations are applied to single phase ESME, twin element single phase ESME, poly-phase ESME and Gas Smart Metering Equipment (GSME). The document changes will state that under no circumstances will a smart meter cut the power to a CH for more than three minutes when an OTA firmware upgrade takes place.
Who should respond?
• Those interested in the Power Outage Alerts due to Over the Air firmware updates
Please find the consultation document and response form here.
How to respond
Please email the completed response form to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘MP102A Refinement Consultation response’ by 5pm 1 June 2020.