Consultation outcome

Consultation on Smart Energy Code and Licence Amendments – September 2016

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Government Response to the September 2016 Smart Energy Code and Licence Amendments Consultation

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Annex A: SEC Legal Text

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Annex B: Electricity Supply Licence Conditions Text

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Annex B: Gas Supply Licence Conditions Text

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Annex C: DCC licence Text

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Initial Response to the September 2016 Smart Energy Code and Licence amendment’s consultation (Changes to SEC Section N: SMETS1 Meters)

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Annex C: Final legal text drafting changes to SEC Section N (clean)

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Annex D: Change made to consultation version of proposed legal text (showing changes from September 2016 consultation version)

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Explanatory Memorandum

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Laying order

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Detail of outcome

This document sets out the government response to the September 2016 Smart Energy Code (SEC) and Licence Amendments Consultation. Related legal drafting concluded on in this response has been laid before Parliament for incorporation into the regulatory framework.

This document provides policy conclusions (and associated legal text) on the following topics:

  • Install and Leave
  • Maintenance of Smart Metering Systems
  • Simplification of change of supplier information flows
  • Testing required to implement changes to the SEC
  • Enduring Registration Data Provider Entry Process Testing
  • Changes to the Enduring Testing Approach Document (ETAD)
  • Provision of variant Communications Hubs for testing
  • Amendments to the Ofgem Significant Code Review process
  • Privacy requirements
  • Making certain transitional variations enduring
  • Definition of RDP Systems
  • Changes to the Supply Licence Conditions, the DCC Licence and the SEC to accommodate multiple versions of Technical Specifications and multiple versions of DUIS
  • Minor miscellaneous changes

Please note that the initial government response to the September 2016 Smart Energy Code (SEC) and Licence Amendments Consultation, providing a response and conclusions to question 12 regarding proposed changes to Section N of the SEC (SMETS1 meters) was published separately and are available below the main response and annexes.

Feedback received

Redacted responses A-N

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Redacted responses O-Z

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Detail of feedback received

A total of 19 responses were received from a range of sectors, including:

  • Large Energy Suppliers
  • Independent Energy Suppliers
  • Consumer Groups

We also had responses from specialist communications and technical organisations. A full list of respondents can be found on page 5 of the response.

Original consultation

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Summary

Consultation on proposed legal drafting amendments to the Smart Energy Code, Gas and Electricity Supply Licence Conditions and DCC Licence to support smart metering

Documents

Consultation

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Annex A - draft legal text for the smart energy code

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Annex B1 - draft legal text for electricity supply licence conditions

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Annex B2 - draft legal text for gas supply licence conditions

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Annex C - draft legal text for DCC licence

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Consultation description

The consultation seeks any comments on proposed legal drafting on a number of topics. These include:

  • Install and Leave
  • Maintenance of Smart Metering Systems
  • Simplification of change of supplier information flows
  • Testing required to implement changes to the SEC
  • Enduring Registration Data Provider Entry Process Testing
  • Changes to the Enduring Testing Approach Document (ETAD)
  • Provision of variant Communications Hubs for testing
  • Changes to Section N to support SMETS 1 Enrolment and Adoption by the DCC
  • Amendments to the Ofgem Significant Code Review process
  • Privacy requirements
  • Making certain transitional variations enduring
  • Changes to the Supply Licence Conditions, the DCC Licence and the SEC to accommodate multiple versions of Technical Specifications and multiple versions of DUIS
  • Minor miscellaneous changes