Update 01 September 2015
Interface Specification was
submitted to the Secretary of State as a draft SEC Subsidiary
Document on 28 May 2015. DCC notes that there are ongoing
discussions about the appropriateness of proceeding with the
solution set out in the draft SEC Subsidiary Document. It therefore
reminds its stakeholders that the Non-Gateway Interface
Specification was published as a draft, for information only, and
the Secretary of State has yet to conclude on its suitability in
its current form and it is therefore subject to change.
We understand that smaller energy suppliers may not be able to use DCC services as soon as they become available.
At the early stages of smart meter roll-out, suppliers who are not yet Users may win customers with smart meters. DCC offers a registration procedure to allow these suppliers to become accredited non-gateway suppliers (NGS). After registration, NGSs will be able to create requests for organisation certificates which must be placed on the smart meter systems they acquire.
NGSs will also have internet access to the DCC service to allow them to place their certificates on the smart meters they win as a result of normal customer churn. Once the NGS becomes a full User, DCC will be able to offer the full range of commands to control the meters they have acquired.