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Enrolment and Adoption

The enrolment and adoption of first generation (SMETS1) smart meters onto the secure network generated by the DCC is one of the organisation’s critical programmes. With around 13 million smart meters in homes and businesses it is crucially important to the industry, Government and the DCC that the programme continues its success. Enrolling these meters will enable interoperability as consumers switch between energy suppliers, improve security and save industry many millions of pounds a year. Development and testing are well underway, and the DCC is mobilising for the first migration window which opens on 29 May 2019.

Update: 04 January 2019

Today, DCC launches its consultation on the Device Model Combination (DMC) Selection document which sets out the rationale used in the selection of DMCs for SMETS1 Initial Operating Capability Systems Integration Testing. We are interested in your views on the rationale used and the DMCs selected.

The closing date for responses is Friday 18 January 2019

DCC consultation on Device Model Combination (DMC) Selection for SMETS1 IOC SIT.

UPDATE: 21 December 2018

DCC is concluding on the Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD) for DCC's Service for SMETS1 Devices. This document (amended 11 January 2019 to rectify a minor drafting error in the version initially published on 21 December 2018) is now submitted to BEIS for designation into the SEC. The legal drafting (TMAD v0.3) is provided along with a delta version against the prior version TMAD v0.2.

Conclusion on the Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD v0.3)

Transition and Migration Approach Document v0.3_CLEAN

Transition and Migration Approach Document v0.3_DELTA_FROM_v0.2 

The TMAD requires that DCC develop and consult on various ‘child’ documents (which provide further operational and technical details). DCC has been in discussion with stakeholders on the content of these ‘child’ documents during various workshops with industry. The consultation document provides an overview of the first ‘child’ document, the Migration Authorisation Mechanism, and invites comments using the provided response template by 18 January 2019 via enrolment.adoption@smartdcc.co.uk. DCC will be consulting on the remaining ‘child’ documents in early 2019.

SMETS1 Migration Authorisation Mechanism V1.0

SMETS1 Migration Authorisation Mechanism V1.0 - File Sets

SMETS1 Migration Authorisation Mechanism Consultation Document

SMETS1 Migration Authorisation Mechanism Consultation Response Template

UPDATE: 20 December 2018

TBDG has decided to baseline a new version of the S1SR document as a result of DCC having identified a number of changes that were required to the SMETS1 Supporting Requirements documentation. These amendments are primarily to accommodate further device specific behaviours that have been identified in respect of the IOC cohort. These result from the device issues resolution process which included discussions in respect of device specific behaviours with industry, service providers and manufacturers.

S1SR Version 0012 Release Notes

SMETS1 Supporting Requirements version 012 clean

SMETS1 Supporting Requirements version 012 DELTA marked from v0011

S1SR Annex A – Device Model Variations to Equivalent Steps Matrix-v07

S1SRv0011 DCC response to consultation

UPDATE: 21 November 2018

DCC has identified a number of changes that need to be made to the SMETS1 Supporting Requirements documentation. The amendments that are being proposed to the baseline version of the S1SR are primarily to accommodate further device specific behaviours that have been identified in respect of the IOC cohort. These result from the device issues resolution process which included discussions in respect of device specific behaviours with industry, service providers and manufacturers.

S1SR Version 0011 Release Notes

SMETS1 Supporting Requirements version 011 clean

SMETS1 Supporting requirements version 011 DELTA

UPDATE: 01 November 2018

In response to queries asking for a refresh of the technical migration process flow. DCC has issued the attached Migration Process Flow. It has been updated to incorporate TMAD v0.2 proposals, specifically the planning, scheduling and authorisation activities. This can be seen as an additional phase prior to the Data Validation/Device Testing/Commissioning phases. There are some minor clarifications to the technical migration process. Please note there are not material technical charges to the phases Data Validation/Device Test/Commissioning-which have already been shared and discussed with SEC parties in previous bilaterals and multilaterals.

SMETS1 Migration - Process flow for active meter migrations

UPDATE: 12 October 2018

Consultation on the second draft of the Transition and Migration Approach Document for DCC's Service for SMETS1 Devices and accompanying changes to the SMETS1 Supporting Requirements 

Part of DCC's plan to deliver SMETS1 services involves the need to set out the approach for migrating SMETS1 Installations into the DCC's systems. The detailed technical and procedural requirements of this approach are set out in the Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD) v0.2. Stakeholders are invited to submit their responses and comments using the provided Response template by 2 November 2018 to DCC at contact@smartdcc.co.uk.

SMETS1 TMAD v0.2 consultation document

Transition and Migration Approach Document v0.2_CLEAN

Transition and Migration Approach Document v0.2_DELTA FROM v0.1

TMAD v0.2 Responses

Dormant Meter Upgrade and Notification Process

SMETS1 Migration Schema v1.0 TMAD v0.2

UPDATE: 24 August 2018

DCC consultation on the SMETS1 User Testing Services Approach Document (UTSAD) and SEC Subsidiary Document changes DCC has, today, launched its consultation on its User Testing Services Approach Document for SMETS1 Services which DCC proposes will allow the SMETS1 Service to be delivered in the most economic and efficient way possible. The consultation also includes proposed changes to the Common Test Scenarios Document and the Enduring Test Approach Document in order to enable the provision of SMETS1 Services.


The closing date for responses is 21 September 2018.


As part of the consultation on DCC's UTSAD, DCC will hold a briefing on Tuesday 11 September 2018. The purpose of the briefing is to assist SEC Parties with consultation document and take questions from participants. We welcome any questions pre-submitted prior to the briefing. Further details on the briefing will be issued shortly.


SMETS1 User Testing Services Approach Document Consultation
Draft SMETS1 User Testing Services Approach Document
Amended SEC Appendix J  Enduring Test Approach Document
Amended SEC Appendix R Common Test Scenarios Document

UPDATE: 20 August 2018

DCC conclusions and recommendation to Secretary of State on the changes to the proposed date for the commencement of Pending Product Combinations Tests Services and Device and User Testing Services for SMETS1.

DCC ran a consultation from 31 July to 15 August 2018 in accordance with Sections H14.31 and H14.36A of the Smart Energy Code (SEC), which proposed that the date that the DCC should start providing both Device and User System Testing and the Pending Product Combinations Tests (PPCT) Services for SMETS1 should be changed from of the 31 August 2018 to 30 November 2018. This document forms DCC's recommendation to the Secretary of State to change of date that DCC must make SMETS1 Device and User System Tests and Pending Product Combinations Tests available for SMETS1.

Click here to view the document.

UPDATE: 31 July 2018

Consultation on the changes to the proposed date for the commencement of Pending Product Combination Testing Services and Device and User Testing Services for SMETS1.

Responses should be sent to consultations@smartdcc.co.uk

UPDATE: 4 May 2018

Consultation on the proposed changes to the SEC Subsidiary Documents that define DCC's service for SMETS1 devices

Further to the first tranche of SMETS1 specific changes to the SEC Subsidiary Documents (SSDs) in respect of user impacting elements of DCC's Service, DCC is seeking the industry's views on a second tranche of SMETS1 specific changes which specifically relate to service management. Stakeholders are invited to submit their responses and comments by 4 June 2018 to DCC at contact@smartdcc.co.uk.

SMETS1 SSD changes

SEC Appendix AH - Self Service Interface Design Specification

SEC Appendix AG - Incident Management Policy

DCC's conclusions on proposed SMETS1 changes to SSDs (tranche 2)

UPDATE: 3 May 2018

Consultation on the Transition and Migration Approach Document for DCC's Service for SMETS1 Devices and accompanying changes to the SMETS1 Supporting Requirements 

Part of DCC's plan to deliver SMETS1 services involves the need to set out the approach for migrating SMETS1 Installations[1] into the DCC's systems. The detailed technical and procedural requirements of this approach are set out in the Transition and Migration Approach Document (TMAD). Stakeholders are invited to submit their responses and comments by 5 June 2018 to DCC at contact@smartdcc.co.uk.

SMETS1 TMAD consultation document

SMETS1 Transition and Migration Approach Document

UPDATE: 14 November 2017

In accordance with its conclusions document on the delivery plan for SMETS1 Services, DCC has published a consultation to seek the industry's views on the changes which are being proposed to the SEC Subsidiary Documents (SSDs) that define DCC's service for SMETS1 devices.

Consultation on the proposed changes to SEC Subsidiary Documents that define DCC's service for SMETS1 devices.

The SSDs, which are subject to this consultation, are:

A draft version of Section A that includes the additional definitions, thus far identified for SMETS1 Services, has been included for reference only within this consultation to provide the necessary context and definitions in respect of the amendments being proposed to the SSDs.

Stakeholders are invited to submit their responses and comments by 12 December 2017 to DCC at contact@smartdcc.co.uk

UPDATE: 19 October 2017

On 18 January 2017, DCC received a Direction from the Secretary of State, in accordance with Condition 13 of the Smart Meter Communications Licence (the Licence), to produce a plan for the delivery of the SMETS1 Service.

In accordance with Condition 13 of the Licence, DCC issued a consultation on 12 May 2017 to the SEC Panel and all SEC Parties regarding the proposed content of the plan for the delivery of SMETS1.

The conclusions on DCC's delivery plan for SMETS1 Services constitutes DCC's consideration of the responses received to the consultation, and sets out DCC's plan and milestones, as agreed by the Secretary of State, for the delivery of the SMETS1 service. 

SMETS1 Planning Conclusions

UPDATE: 12 May 2017

SMETS1 Delivery Plan Consultation

In January 2017 DCC was asked by Government to prepare a plan for the delivery of services to support SMETS1 meters.

DCC has prepared this plan for consultation with SEC Parties and SMETS1 industry stakeholders.

This consultation describes the plan, and the approach proposed by DCC which will allow the SMETS1 Service to be delivered in the most economic and efficient way possible, and to make sure that consumers have the same positive experience of smart meters, regardless of which type of meter they have. DCC's service is focused on enabling consumer switching and retaining smart functionality.

The SMETS1 Delivery Plan consultation closes on 26 May 2017.

IEPFR

DCC's SMETS1 delivery plan is built on extensive analysis of the current SMETS1 market-place, much of which has been gathered as part of DCC's development of its Initial Enrolment Project Feasibility Report (IEPFR), which evaluates the options for the initial enrolment of SMETS1 meters into a DCC service. DCC is today submitting its final IEPFR document to Government, which is also published on the DCC website, to support and inform consultation responses to the SMETS1 Delivery Plan. 

The IEPFR  document is presented in two parts.

Part A comprises the draft report that was published in November 2016.

Part B comprises DCC's analysis of stakeholder responses received and any subsequent changes to the DCC views set out in the November 2017 draft.

Update 23 March 2017

In November 2016 DCC issued a consultation on its draft Initial Enrolment Project Feasibility Report (IEPFR) in accordance with Section N4.5 of the SEC.
The document sets out DCC's analysis regarding the options for the enrolment of SMETS1 meters into DCC infrastructure. The consultation closed on 20 January 2017, and since that time DCC has been analysing consultation responses and updating the draft IEPFR.

To further inform DCC's understanding of stakeholder responses to the consultation, DCC convened three stakeholder workshops in March 2017, focussing on particular elements of a future DCC Service, which were open to all SEC Parties. However, to ensure that all interested parties, including those who were unable to attend the workshops, have the opportunity to assess workshop contents and outputs in full, DCC is providing IEPFR consultation respondents the opportunity to update their written responses in light of these workshops, should they so wish.

DCC requests that consultation responses are provided, wherever possible, as tracked changes to initial consultation submissions. DCC will consider updates submitted to enrolment.adoption@smartdcc.co.uk up to close of business on Friday 7 April 2017.

Workshop outputs and any updates submitted during this time will be used to inform DCC's final Initial Enrolment Project Feasibility Report to BEIS in addition to the responses received to the IEPFR consultation.

DCC SMETS1 User Interface Forum 20170302 Outputs
DCC SMETS1 Prepayment Forum 20170309 Outputs
DCC SMETS1 Communication Services Forum 20170316 Outputs

If you have any questions please contact the DCC Enrolment and Adoption Team at enrolment.adoption@smartdcc.co.uk

Update 06 January 2017

On 6 December 2016 DCC held an event for stakeholders on its Initial Enrolment Project Feasibility Report, which is currently out for consultation. Slides from that session, along with a document summarising questions received, and DCC's answer, are available below. Please note that the closing date for the IEPFR consultation is 20 December 2016

IEPFR industry session 20161206 - Slides

IEPFR industry session 20161206 - Q&A

Update 13 July 2016

Following a review of the process and analysis for the Initial Enrolment Project Feasibility Report (IEPFR), we have re-planned the date for consultation. The following note describes the changes.

 

DCC Notice on the change of date for IEPFR consultation

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DCC is working towards 'DCC Live' when its infrastructure to support smart meters based on Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specification version 2 (SMETS2) will be available. SMETS2 is a standard developed by the Government.

In 2011, the Department of Energy and Climate Change now known as Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) initiated a Foundation Stage to the Smart Metering Implementation Programme, in which some energy suppliers started to install smart meters. Many Foundation smart meters are based on SMETS1, an initial standard created by the Government. In order to communicate with SMETS1 smart meters, energy suppliers have put in place their own data and communications infrastructure arrangements, and so these meters will be operating outside DCC when DCC live operations commences.

The Government's policy position is that DCC should assess how it could provide data and communications services for SMETS1 meters.

Section N of the Smart Energy Code sets out a requirement for DCC to prepare an Initial Enrolment Project Feasibility Report ("IEPFR"). This report will assess the feasibility, cost and risk of options for how DCC could provide data and communication services for SMETS1 smart meters in order to:

  • enable more efficient and effective operation
  • enable easier switching for customers with SMETS1 smart meters
  • reduce the risk of smart meters being replaced before the end of their operating lives

Timetable for IEPFR

DCC issued the timetable for the preparation of the IEPFR on 10 September 2015.  The high level timetable can be seen in figure 1 below.  For further details, key activities and milestones for Supplier Parties and DCC during the preparation of the IEPFR, please refer to the Timetable for Preparation publication:

Timetable for preparation

Deadlines for Supplier Parties

On 15 May 2015, DCC issued an Invitation to Supplier Parties to seek details of the SMETS1 meters that Supplier Parties wish to be included in the scope of the IEPFR.

As outlined in the below DCC notice published on 27  August 2015, DCC will continue to accept details of SMETS1 meters that Supplier Parties wish to be included in scope of the IEPFR until 27 November 2015.  For further information on how Supplier Parties should provide updates or additional responses, please refer to Annex B of that notice.  For convenience, the table detailing deadlines can be seen below.

DCC Notice 27th August 2015

UPDATE: 5 September 2018

Additional amendments  to the SEC Subsidiary Documents that define DCC's service for SMETS1 devices

During the course of development and testing for SMETS1 Services, DCC has identified a number of areas that require addressing to a number of SEC Subsidiary Documents (SSD) that were previously baselined through TBDG in February 2018:

  • DUIS
  • MMC
  • SRPD and
  • S1SR

The proposed amendments include changes to the S1SR to accommodate identified device specific behaviours for the expected IOC cohort. It is envisaged that DCC will continue to analyse device specific behaviours and consult on the remaining changes to the S1SR over the next few months. Additionally, the changes incorporate updates to DUIS following the re-designation of DUIS V2.0 in June 2018.

DUIS V3.0 Draft Release Note 1.0

MMC V3.0 Draft 2 Release Note 1.0

S1SR version 0009 Release Note 1.0

SEC Appendix AB - Service Request Processing Document v1.2a DELTA FROM draft 1

SEC Appendix AD - DCC user Interface Specification v3.0 Draft 2 DELTA FROM Draft 1

SEC Appendix AF - Messaging Mapping Catalogue V3.0 Draft 2 DELTA FROM Draft 1

SMETS1 Supporting Requirements version 0009 DELTA FROM 000SRPD V1.2a Release Notes 1.0

SRPD V1.2a Release Notes 1.0

In case of any questions, stakeholders are invited to submit these to contacts@smartdcc.co.uk

Update 23 March 2017

In November 2016 DCC issued a consultation on its draft Initial Enrolment Project Feasibility Report (IEPFR) in accordance with Section N4.5 of the SEC.
The document sets out DCC's analysis regarding the options for the enrolment of SMETS1 meters into DCC infrastructure. The consultation closed on 20 January 2017, and since that time DCC has been analysing consultation responses and updating the draft IEPFR.

To further inform DCC's understanding of stakeholder responses to the consultation, DCC convened three stakeholder workshops in March 2017, focussing on particular elements of a future DCC Service, which were open to all SEC Parties. However, to ensure that all interested parties, including those who were unable to attend the workshops, have the opportunity to assess workshop contents and outputs in full, DCC is providing IEPFR consultation respondents the opportunity to update their written responses in light of these workshops, should they so wish.

DCC requests that consultation responses are provided, wherever possible, as tracked changes to initial consultation submissions. DCC will consider updates submitted to enrolment.adoption@smartdcc.co.uk up to close of business on Friday 7 April 2017.

Workshop outputs and any updates submitted during this time will be used to inform DCC's final Initial Enrolment Project Feasibility Report to BEIS in addition to the responses received to the IEPFR consultation.

DCC SMETS1 User Interface Forum 20170302 Outputs
DCC SMETS1 Prepayment Forum 20170309 Outputs
DCC SMETS1 Communication Services Forum 20170316 Outputs

If you have any questions please contact the DCC Enrolment and Adoption Team at enrolment.adoption@smartdcc.co.uk

UPDATE: 01 November 2018

In response to queries asking for a refresh of the technical migration process flow. DCC has issued the attached Migration Process Flow. It has been updated to incorporate TMAD v0.2 proposals, specifically the planning, scheduling and authorisation activities. This can be seen as an additional phase prior to the Data Validation/Device Testing/Commissioning phases. There are some minor clarifications to the technical migration process. Please note there are not material technical charges to the phases Data Validation/Device Test/Commissioning-which have already been shared and discussed with SEC parties in previous bilaterals and multilaterals.

SMETS1 Migration - Process flow for active meter migrations

 

FAQs and clarification questions

DCC is publishing FAQs about its Enrolment and Adoption programme. We also provide DCC's responses to clarification questions received in relation to the Invitation to Suppliers. We plan to update them regularly.

FAQs issue 1

FAQs issue 2

FAQs issue 3

A high-level factsheet on enrolment and adoption is available here

On 18 January 2017, DCC received a Direction from the Secretary of State, in accordance with Condition 13 of the Smart Meter Communications Licence (the Licence), to produce a plan for the delivery of the SMETS1 Service. In accordance with Condition 13 of the Licence, DCC issued a consultation on 12 May 2017 to the SEC Panel and all SEC Parties regarding the proposed content of the plan for the delivery of SMETS1. The conclusions on DCC's delivery plan for SMETS1 Services constitutes DCC's consideration of the responses received to the consultation, and sets out DCC's plan and milestones, as agreed by the Secretary of State, for the delivery of the SMETS1 service.

Contact us about Enrolment and Adoption

If you have any questions about the Enrolment and Adoption process, contact us at enrolment.adoption@smartdcc.co.uk

Enrolment and Adoption factsheet

See our factsheet on Enrolment and Adoption here.

Enrolment and Adoption Contact

If you have any questions about the Enrolment and Adoption process, contact us at enrolment.adoption@smartdcc.co.uk