Consultation outcome

Consultation on additional Smart Energy Code (SEC) content

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March 2015 Smart Energy Code government response

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Annex C: SEC legal text March 2015

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Annex D: DCC licence March 2015 amends (conclusions and consultation)

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Annex E: Electricity supply licence March 2015 consultation and conclusion

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Annex E: Gas supply licence March 2015 consultation and conclusion

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Annex F: user interface services schedule (SEC appendix E) March 2015 amended

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Annex G: informal testing direction letter (March 2015)

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BG-NP response

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SEC January 2015 consultation SC-XO response

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January 2015 government response to part of the consultation on additional Smart Energy Code (SEC) content

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Annex C: January 2015 government conclusions Smart Energy Code Text (change marked)

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Annex C: January 2015 government conclusions Smart Energy Code Text (clean)

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Detail of outcome

March 2015

This document provides the Government response to specific areas of the following consultations:

  • Stage 4 of the Smart Energy Code (SEC 4) published on 30 June 2014
  • Additional Consultation as part of the SEC 4 Part A Government Response published on 17 November 2014
  • January 2015 SEC Consultation published on 26 January 2015

This document provides the final policy position (and associated legal text), or in a few cases an update on the current position, on topics including:

  • DCC User Interface Service Schedule
  • Provision of Data for the Central Delivery Body
  • User Supplier to Non User Supplier Churn
  • Requirement to consult on Communication Hub Dimensions
  • Movement of some Technical Arrangements into Subsidiary Documents
  • SMKI/DCCKI and IKI related changes to the SEC
  • Further Security Requirements and Post Commissioning Obligations
  • Notifying new commencement dates for SEC testing phases
  • Testing
  • Changes to when Communications Hubs can be ordered and associated forecasts are required to be submitted

Conclusions on the remaining SEC 4 and SEC 4 Part A content will follow in due course.

This document provides the government response to specific areas of the following consultations:

This document provides the final policy position and associated legal text on: Test Certificates; User IDs, DCC IDs and Party IDs; and Compliance Policy Independence Arrangements (CPIA). These are areas for which an actual or possible early requirement has been identified. Conclusions on the remaining SEC 4 and 4A content will follow in due course.

Feedback received

Responses: A-D

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Response: EDF

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Responses: E-O

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Responses: S

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Responses: U-Z

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Detail of feedback received

We have published the responses received for this consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

Further consultation on additional policy and proposed legal text on the Smart Energy Code (SEC).

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Consultation description

This document consults further on additional policy and proposed legal text on:

  • Smart Metering Key Infrastructure (SMKI)
  • DCC Key Infrastructure (DCCKI)
  • Infrastructure Key Infrastructure (IKI)
  • Shared Services
  • additional security requirements
  • moving some detailed and technical SEC text into a subsidiary document

This document also provides the government response to consultations on:

SEC Section H5.33-5.40 (Post Commissioning obligations)

Please note that a separate version of the post commissioning obligations has also been provided. Please note that it is intended that this text will be moved to a subsidiary document as part of the more general changes proposed for H5. However government is consulting on further changes to the post commissioning obligations that would be placed on suppliers and the DCC (and which would, if incorporated, ultimately be included within the new subsidiary document under Section H5), although for convenience the legal drafting at this stage shows the amendments that would be made to the version of Section H5 we consulted upon as part of the SEC 4 consultation. As it is not now proposed to be part of the main body of the SEC, we are publishing the text separately. We are also consulting on complementary changes to Section M which support the proposed changes to these proposed post commissioning obligations.

We have noted an error in the ‘SEC4A and Transitional Arrangements government conclusions and further consultation text’ and ‘Smart Energy Code with SEC4A and Transitional Arrangements conclusions incorporated - clean’ documents. The correct definitions of DCC User Interface Specification and DCC User Interface Services Schedule are:

  • DCC User Interface Specification means the SEC Subsidiary Document identified as the ‘DCC User Gateway Interface Specification’ set out in Appendix [TBC].
  • DCC User Interface Services Schedule means the SEC Subsidiary Document of that name set out in Appendix [TBC].

We will amend the in force legal text at the earliest opportunity and apologise for any confusion caused.

Documents

Consultation on additional Smart Energy Code (SEC) content

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SEC4A and Transitional Arrangements government conclusions and further consultation text

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Smart Energy Code with SEC4A and Transitional Arrangements conclusions incorporated - clean

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SEC Section H5.33-5.40 (Post Commissioning obligations)

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Published 17 November 2014
Last updated 26 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. March 2015 Smart Energy Code government response to consultation.
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