The DCC provide services that enable Smart Metering systems to be installed and operated on premises across Great Britain. The Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) estate underpins the security of this infrastructure, within which sits the SMKI and Infrastructure Key Infrastructure (IKI) services currently provided under the Trusted Service Provider (TSP) contract. The contract is due to expire in March 2025 (with an option to extend an additional year to March 2026). DCC are therefore exploring options for the implementation of a replacement SMKI and IKI solution that, at a minimum, provides the services currently offered by the TSP contract and ensures there is service continuity after the TSP contract expires.
On 28 July 2023, DCC issued a consultation on our proposed delivery plan for SMKI Service continuity under the PKI-E Programme.
DCC has concluded its consultation on the proposed delivery plan and has issued a response document to the consultation.