Consultation outcome

Consultation on New Smart Energy Code Content – March 2015

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Consultation response

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Annex C - consolidated conclusions and legal text

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Annex D - DCC licence consolidated conclusions and laying

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Annex E - supply licence conditions - gas

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Annex E - supply licence conditions - electricity

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Consultation responses B-E

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Consultation responses F-U

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SEC new appendix - inventory enrolment and withdrawal procedures

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SEC new appendix - service request processing document

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SEC new appendix - certified products list (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

Summary

The Smart Energy Code (SEC) is a new industry code which has been created through, and comes into force under, the Data and Communications Company (DCC) Licence.

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Consultation description

The Smart Energy Code (SEC) is a new industry code which has been created through, and comes into force under, the Data and Communications Company (DCC) Licence. The SEC is a multiparty contract which sets out the terms for the provision of the DCC’s Smart Meter communications service, and specifies other provisions to govern the end-to-end management of Smart Metering.

The March 2015 Smart Energy Code (SEC) consultation document sets out our proposals and the accompanying draft legal text for topics including:

  • Performance Reporting (SEC)
  • Confidentiality (SEC)
  • Implementation Performance Regime (DCC Licence)
  • Security Licence Condition covering DCC Enrolled Smart Meters (Supply Licences)

Documents

Government Response

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Annex C - SEC concluded legal text (change marked)

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Annex D - DCC licence conditions text (change marked)

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Annex E - supply licence conditions gas

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Annex E - supply licence conditions electricity

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March 2015 SEC consultation

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Annex B draft SEC legal text

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Annex C draft DCC licence text

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Annex D draft supply licences text

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B-E responses

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F-U responses

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Published 26 March 2015
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