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 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

Common Test Scenario Document for Release 2.0: DCC Alerts

Consultation on DCC Performance Measurement Methodology

Sizing and RHCH consultation 

Consultation on amendments to the Intimate Communications Hub Interface Specification (ICHIS)


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 Q2 2018 - Q3 2018 Please note that the expected date of publication and deadline for responses may be subject to change. 

Document Expected consultation open date (approx.) Expected consultation close date (approx.) Summary
Firmware Management Strategy Consultation August 2018 September 2018 Consultation on Firmware Management Strategy
SMETS1 User Testing Service Approach Document (UTSAD) and associated changes to the Common Test Scenarios Document  (CTSD) and the Enduring Test Approach Document (ETAD)  August 2018 August 2018 Plan to consult on User Testing Service approach for SMETS1 Services and the changes required to the associated SEC SSDs
Changes to the Intimate Communications Hub Interface Specification (ICHIS) August 2018 September 2018 Plan to consult on changes to the Intimate Communications Hub Interface Specification (ICHIS)
SMETS1 Systems Capacity Testing Approach Document (SCTAD) TBC TBC Consultation on the Systems Capacity Testing Approach Document (SCTAD) 

 Last Updated: 16-08-18

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