Design Forums

This page brings together our design forums which have run since October 2013. They are led by DCC design assurance leads alongside relevant Service Provider experts. All SEC Parties and their nominated associates are invited to attend.

The purpose of the forums is to work with stakeholders to develop the design of the DCC systems and processes. 

Some forums are no longer actively meeting as their work has reached completion. For the purposes of completeness, however, details of all forums can be found on this page.

If you would like to be included in an active design forum, please contact us at contact@smartdcc.co.uk for further details.

This forum is developing the following documents:

  • DCC User Interface Specification (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • DCC User Gateway Interface Design Specification
  • DCC Gateway Connection Code of Connections (SEC Subsidiary Document)

The forum is active. It has also been briefed on development of other relevant design work including DCC Key Infrastructure, Smart Metering Key Infrastructure and Threshold Anomaly Detection.

To see the full set of documents, visit the DUIS page.

This forum is developing the following:

  • Communications Hub Support Materials - installation and maintenance (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • Communications Hub Support Materials - handover (SEC Subsidiary Document)

This forum is active.

The process of converting these documents into the prescribed format for inclusion in the Smart Energy Code as SEC Subsidiary Documents is underway.

A consultation has been issued.

This forum has developed the following:

  • DCC Self-Service Interface Design Specification (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • DCC Self-Service Interface Code of Connection (SEC Subsidiary Document)

This forum has also been briefed on development of other relevant design work including DCC Key Infrastructure and Reporting.

It is no longer actively meeting as design work is substantively complete.

To see the full set of documents, visit the Self-Service Interface page.

This forum has developed the following:

  • DCC Registration Data Interface Specification (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • DCC Registration Data Interface Code of Connection (SEC Subsidiary Document)

It has also been briefed on development of other relevant design work including DCC Key Infrastructure and Smart Metering Key Infrastructure.

This forum is no longer actively meeting as design work is substantively complete.

To see the full set of documents, visit the REGIS page.

This forum has developed or is developing the following:

  • SMKI Interface Design Specification (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • SMKI Code of Connection (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • SMKI Repository Code of Connection (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • SMKI Registration Policies and Procedures (RAPP) (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • IKI Certificate Policy (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • SMKI Recovery Procedure (SEC Subsidiary Document)
  • Parse and Correlate Software and Guidance 

This forum is no longer actively meeting as design work is substantively complete. 

To see the full set of documents, visit the SMKI, IKI and Parse and Correlate pages.

This forum has developed the following:

  • Intimate Communications Hub Interface Specification
  • Technical drawings

This forum is no longer actively meeting as design work is substantively complete. As and when DCC updates this Interface Specification, further design forum sessions will be arranged.   

To see the full set of documents, visit the  ICHIS page.