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Welcome to the Smart Energy Code

The Smart Energy Code (SEC) is a multi-Party agreement which defines the rights and obligations of energy suppliers, network operators and other relevant parties involved in the end to end management of smart metering in Great Britain.

The SEC comes into force under the Data and Communications Company (DCC) Licence, which has been established to manage the smart metering communications infrastructure. The former Department of Energy and Climate Change (now the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) issued the designation of the SEC and the Charging Methodology on 23rd September 2013 following the granting of the DCC Licence. 

The designation letter identified the members of the SEC Panel and Gemserv as the company which will act as the Code Administrator and Secretariat.


Latest News

Consultation on DUIS XML Schema updates to incorporate approved SECMP008 – responses due by Friday 3rd November

October 23, 2017
We have issued a consultation to seek SEC Party views on the updated DCC User Interface Specification (DUIS) XML schema for Release 2.0. This has been updated to incorporate the necessary changes ...

Letter to SEC Parties regarding privacy and smart metering energy consumption data (in domestic and microbusiness premises)

October 16, 2017
In September 2016 BEIS issued a consultation on the Smart Energy Code and Licence Amendments. In response to the consultation, BEIS committed to working with Ofgem and other relevant parties to develop guidance to ...

Consultation on changing the end date of Secretary of State Transitional Variations

October 16, 2017
Consultation on changing the end date of Secretary of State Transitional Variations There are currently Secretary of State (SoS) Transitional Variations (TVs) in place in relation to the: ...