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Useful Links

Below you can find links useful links to those involved in the Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP) and Smart Energy Code (SEC):

Links to Documentation Useful to Industry Participants


The purpose of this reference list is to assist industry with navigation to a variety of the more technical materials that may be of useful to note. The links are provided for information and as an aid and it can, therefore, never be a definitive list and do not replace or supersede the SEC or these related arrangements in any way. Parties should always refer to Licence Conditions and SEC in the first instance. Some of the links provided may require additional access permissions to be sort from other parties, where appropriate, an attempt to explain this is provided.

Regulatory Documents


Commercial Products Assurance – Security Characteristics


Note: the documents are provided for UK Smart Energy partners of the Zigbee Alliance to download documents referred to by the GB Companion Specification (GBCS). Users must register their details as a prerequisite in order to download.


Documents Supporting Regulation

BEIS Documents

Note: to request access to BEIS Huddle site, email:

  • Issues Management Process
  • Issues Log
    • Note: the ‘Assumptions Tabs’ setting out IRPs / CRPs that are assumed to have been implemented in advance of a given release;
    • Issues Log ‘Document Issues’ tab and filter on ‘Category’ column as ‘Explain’; and
    • Filter the ‘FAQ’ column to ‘Y’ for issues that have not resulted in a document change, but for which the ‘Explain’ may contain particularly useful information.
  • Huddle Supporting Documents
    • For additional information too big to fit in Issues Log, referenced where appropriate
  • Technical Specification Issue Resolution Subgroup (TSIRS) minutes
  • Non GBCS Non Mandated Alerts (NGNM):
    • Context: Parse software is being amended to allow any new non-mandated alerts of the right format (as specified by GBCS) to be passed to the supplier (or relevant DCC User) and BEIS has provided a “holding bay” on Huddle (GBCS feedback supporting documents area) for new non-mandatory alerts to be captured until they are adopted by the SEC. Suppliers and manufacturers have a general (but non regulatory) responsibility to ensure all alerts supported by their devices beyond those specified in the SEC are captured in the holding bay until they are adopted by the SEC.
    • Link to Register
    • Form to raise new ‘NGNM’ Alert Code

DCC Service Users’ SharePoint Site

DCC provides the a secure SharePoint space where working drafts, discussion slide decks and other documents and artefacts in development are shared with parties who sign up to the DCC SharePoint usage policy. It operates as a ‘virtual’ User forum for those who engage regularly with source materials and for informed but occasional Users.