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This response contains the government’s position on how the Data Communications Company (DCC) will be responsible for testing that its systems work in their own right and can interoperate with users’ systems to deliver smart meter services. It also covers the responsibilities of suppliers and others in the industry in regard to DCC testing. It follows on from an earlier consultation on these issues.
This consultation document seeks views on the testing of smart metering systems and equipment under the Smart Energy Code (SEC).
It sets out the proposals for a testing regime that will provide assurance that:
- The Data Communications Company (DCC) systems and services meet the requirements that are set out in the SEC;
- Prospective DCC users are capable of using the services that are provided by the DCC and its service providers; and
- The metering equipment that DCC users intend to enrol with the DCC works with the DCC’s systems and is compliant with the relevant technical specifications
This consultation closed on 24 September 2013.