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.

DCC has released a consultation on proposed changes to the DCC Performance Measurement Methodology following a review exercise. The DCC Performance Measurement Methodology sets out a methodology for establishing the Service Level for each SEC Performance Measure (SEC Section H13).

DCC is inviting views on the proposed changes and the consultation documents can be found here.  

DCC Performance Measurement Methodology v2.2 for consultation March 2018

DCCPMM Consultation March 2018

The consultation document briefly summarises the proposed changes to the Methodology and provide guidance on how to respond and by when.

Please email your response by COB Friday 20 April 2018 to

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


Consultation on SMETS1 SVTAD
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 Implementations 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

Consultation - changes to the Self Service Interface Design Specification 

Consultation on updates to Enduring Test Approach


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.


Document Expected consultation open date Expected consultation close date  Summary
SEC Performance Measurement Methodology 29-Mar-18 28-Apr-18 Consultation on the DCC Performance Measurement Methodology
SMETS1 SEC Variation Test Approach Document (SVTAD) 11-Apr-18 24-Apr-18 Plan to re-consult on SVTAD for SMETS1 services
SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document 01-May-18 29-May-18 Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD) will set out requirements on DCC and its Users to ensure that existing SMETS1 devices are successfully brought into operation under DCC's systems and will be consulted upon with industry.
SMETS1 User Testing Service Approach Document (UTSAD) and associated changes to the Common Test Scenarios Document (CTSD) and the Enduring Test Approach Document (ETAD) 11-May-18 24-May-18 Plan to consult on User Testing Service approach for the SMETS1 Services and the changes required to the associated SEC SSDs. 
Firmware Management Strategy Consultaton May 2018 June 2018 Consultation on Firmware Management Strategy.
SMETS1 SSDs Tranche 2 04-May-18 01-Jun-18 Consultation on second tranche of SEC Subsidiary Documents for SMETS1.
Reduced Height Communications Hub - North Region TBC TBC Consultation on a Reduced Height Communications Hub for the North Region.
R2.0 SEC Variation Test Approach Document (SVTAD) TBC TBC Plan to re-consult on SVTAD for Release 2.0 with UIT obligations.

If you have any questions about our consultations, please contact