DCC consults on many topics to gather a wide range of views from individuals and organisations.

We aim to ensure that our consultations capture all relevant information and arguments, capturing points that might otherwise be overlooked, to develop an informed decision-making process.

Here is a list of open and closed consultations, alongside DCC's conclusions where applicable. 


Consultation on Initial Enrolment Project Feasibility Report

SMKI and Repository Testing (SRT)

Consultation on Additional Support Services

New Consultation on End-to-End Test Approach

DCC Plan and Implementation Milestones

Temporary maintenance schedule and BCDR testing

Review of the post-implementation temporary maintenance schedule

Communications Hubs Supporting Information

Consultation - changes to the Self Service Interface Design Specification

Draft Self Service Design Specification

Other consultation information

Schedules of consultations that we will publish in the future can be found in our indicative consultation planner. You can also view responses submitted by DCC to other SMIP-related consultations (e.g. consultations issued by BEIS).

Please note that these pages contain documents on which DCC is consulting and documents associated with that consultation. A document updated following consultation and submitted to Secretary of State (or other appropriate authority) for approval will be found under the Implementation pages.

DCC Consultation Calendar

Here is a forecast of consultations by DCC in Q4 2017-Q1 2018. Please note that the expected date of publication and deadline for responses may be subject to change.


Expected consultation open date (approx.)

Expected consultation close date (approx.)


November 2017

SMETS1 SSD - Tranche 1

14 Nov 2017

12 Dec 2017

Consultation to develop and refine the design of the SMETS1 Service, with the intent of capturing and documenting the requirements that form the output of this design activity into the regulatory framework.

Consultation on Communications Hubs - SEC Subsidiary Document

15 Nov 2017

29 Nov 2017

Consultation on changes to CHHSM, CHIMSM and CHSI including:

  • Mesh aerial product information
  • Mesh aerial handover and installation information
  • Updated LED states 
  • RHCH
  • Updated installation scenarios from TEF


Panel and DCC Release Management Policy

15 Nov 2017

15 Dec 2017

DCC Release Management Policy and Panel Release Management Policy - joint consultation with SECAS.

Review of the post-implementation temporary maintenance schedule

16 Nov 2017

29 Nov 2017

DCC is consulting on extending the arrangements for the treatment of Planned Maintenance.

Consultation on Reduced Height Communications Hub - North Region

20 Nov 2017

8 Dec 2017

Consultation on a Reduced Height Communications Hub for the North Region.

January 2018

SEC Performance Measurement Methodology

Jan 2018


Plan to consult on the DCC SEC Performance Measurement Methodology. Consultation date will be shared in due course.


If you have any questions about our consultations, please contact