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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.
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.