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Testing Services

Testing you can trust

The DCC network relies on smart meters and communication hubs operating efficiently. We make sure that they do. We provide a range of services and support environments designed to test device operability, which lets us ensure functionality, and lets you ensure your smart metering systems work seamlessly on the network.

How we test

We help customers with the development and testing of gas and electricity meters and provide a range of services and facilities. From testing environments and software tools that can be accessed remotely, to process testing and certification, to face-to-face support - we’re here to help.

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Supporting your certification

Apply through the DCC to complete SMKI and Repository Entry Process Testing and become an Authorised user with SMKI Repository access

Enabling user entry testing

User Entry Process Testing confirms that you’re able to send messages across the User Gateway in a dedicated test environment

Enduring testing and support

We're committed to continuously improving our testing services

Our testing facilities

Testing at scale

Our industry leading test labs allow customers to test meters at scale. We work in partnership with our customers to help make their testing plans a success.

Our Testing Facilities

Who can test

If you’re on the network, we can help

SEC Parties

Smart Energy Code (SEC) Parties who want to become Users can use the DCC platform to conduct SMKI and Repository Entry Process Tests and User Entry Process Tests.

Third-Party Organisations

A device manufacturer, test house or energy supplier can use our services to test device interoperability against the DCC.

Authorised Users

Our Authorised Users can use (subject to entry criteria), a Remote Testing Service or the DCC Test Labs to test their back office systems against the network.

SEC documentation

Find out more about our testing services

Documents covering all of our testing services can be found on the SEC website. Look for them in the Smart Energy Code page within the SEC Subsidiary Documents Tab.

Testing documentation