Consultation outcome

Consultation on new Smart Energy Code content and related licence amendments – July 2015

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December 2015 consultation response

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Annex C - SEC legal text

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Annex D - DCC licence conditions text

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Annex E - supply licence conditions text - Gas

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Annex E - supply licence conditions text - Electricity

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E.ON - Ovo Energy responses

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BD - DCC response

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Siemens - UKPN response

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RWEnpower_SEC panel response

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SEC new appendix - inventory and enrolment

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SEC new appendix - service request processing document

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SEC new appendix - CPL requirements document

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Detail of outcome

This document sets out the Government response to the following consultations:

  • All the outstanding topics from the SEC 4 consultation (June 2014)
  • March 2015 SEC consultation
  • July 2015 SEC consultation.

Related legal drafting for incorporation into the regulatory framework will be laid in Parliament following publication of this document. This will also include legal drafting which has already been concluded upon as part of previous Government conclusions documents.

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 services and DCC testing
  • Communications hubs
  • Security licence conditions, public key infrastructure and independence
  • Implementation performance regime
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Incident management, error handling strategy and event of default
  • Activation of the code modification process
  • Threshold anomaly detection scope
  • Scope of risk management obligations for users
  • User supplier to non-user supplier churn

New drafts of three future SEC Appendices are also published for information, these are:

  • Inventory enrolment and withdrawal procedures
  • Service request processing document
  • Certified products list (CPL) requirements document

Original consultation

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Summary

Consultation on proposed legal drafting for the Smart Energy Code, or gas and electricity supply licences, to support smart metering.

Documents

Consultation on new smart energy code content and related supply licence amendments – July 2015

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Annex B - draft legal text for July 2015 smart energy code consultation

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Annex C - draft legal text for electricity supply licence conditions for July 2015 consultation

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Annex C - draft legal text for gas supply licence conditions for July 2015 consultation

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Annex D - Draft legal text for the communications hub installation and maintenance support materials for consultation

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Consultation description

The consultation seeks any comments on proposed legal drafting on a number of topics to be added to the regulatory framework for smart metering. These include:

  • the licence condition requiring enrolment of SMETS2 meters with the Data and Communications Company (DCC)
  • subsidiary documents concerning DCC enrolment and communications services (previously at sections H4, H5 and H6)
  • further activation of the SEC modification process
  • requirements relating to incident management, public key infrastructure and smart metering testing
  • revisions to independence requirements of the organisation performing security and privacy assessments of DCC users
  • obligations relating to the installation, maintenance and removal of communications hubs

Please note that this consultation document has been slightly revised as of Monday 20 July 2015 to correct an error in the number of months referred to in section 8.6 (at paragraph 126 and the legal text table on pg49) on Miscellaneous Communication Hub Issues. There is no change to the relevant draft legal text.