DECC Consultation on new Smart Energy Code

The Smart Energy Code (SEC) is a new industry code which has been created through, and comes into force under, the 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 SEC forms part of the Government’s policy to help households reduce domestic fuel bills.

Following the designation of Stage 1 of the Smart Energy Code (SEC1) in September 2013, this document consults on proposed text for Stage 2 of the Smart Energy Code (SEC2).

This consultation also sets out our proposed policy approach for Communications Hub charging and proposes legal text to support the delivery of cost-effective, viable and sustainable third party financing for Communications Hubs.

Finally, this document summarises key aspects of the commercial model within which the DCC Licensee and its Service Providers now operate. This information reflects arrangements that have been variously implemented in the SEC, DCC Licence and Service Provider contracts. It is brought together here for the convenience of a wider readership.

This consultation closes on 29 November 2013. To respond to the consultation:

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Smart Metering Implementation Programme – Regulation Team
Department of Energy & Climate Change
Orchard 3, Lower Ground Floor
1 Victoria Street

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