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 12 May 2023 the DCC was Directed by the Department to produce an implementation plan for the continuity of the SMKI Service and this document is our consultation on that plan. The consultation closes on 1 September 2023.