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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

Alternative Home Area Network Vendor Engagement Event – 30th August 2017

August 16, 2017
SEC Section Z: The Alternative Home Area Network (Alt HAN) Arrangements establishes the Alt Han Company as a special purpose company to deliver Alt HAN solutions. This is to enable Relevant Supplier Parties to ...

SEC Panel Response to the DCC's R2.0 Plan and R2.0 Testing Approach Document Consultations

August 16, 2017
On 15 th August 2017, the SEC Panel submitted its response to the the DCC Release 2.0 Plan and Release 2.0 Testing Approach Document consultations. The response includes the Panel responses to ...

Confirmation of change to SMETS1 end date and other SEC obligation changes

August 15, 2017
DCC Release 1.3 (R1.3), for all regions, went live on 22 nd July 2017. Following this, on Friday 11 th August 2017, the Smart Metering Implementation Programme Senior Responsible Officer issued ...