Consultation outcome

Smart Metering Implementation Programme: Great Britain Companion Specification version 0.8

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Government response to a consultation on the Great Britain Companion Specification

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Great Britain Companion Specification (GBCS) v0.8.1: complete Word version with embedded HTML and Excel files

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Detail of outcome

The consulatation response confirms that minor changes will be made to the Great Britain Companion Specification (GBCS) to clarify certain requirements and to correct a small number of defects. Revised versions of GBCS, SMETS and CHTS are published in parallel to reflect these minor changes. The response also confirms our intention to make amendments to the Smart Energy Code (SEC) to support designation of the GBCS in the SEC.

Original consultation

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Summary

Seeking views on the content of draft Great Britain Companion Specification version 0.8.

Documents

Smart Metering Implementation Programme: a consultation on the Great Britain Companion Specification

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Great Britain Companion Specification (GBCS) v0.8: complete Word version with embedded HTML and Excel files

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Response form for comments to the GBCS

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Consultation description

The Great Britain Companion Specification (GBCS) describes the detailed requirements for communications between Smart Metering Devices in consumers’ premises, and between Smart Metering Devices and the Data and Communications Company (DCC).

This consultation seeks views on the content of draft GBCS version 0.8, which is intended to form the basis of Systems Integration Testing. It also proposes minor amendments to the Smart Energy Code (SEC) to be made when the GBCS is incorporated in the SEC.