SSC Briefing – Security Alert

Please see below an SSC Briefing Note alerting smart metering parties and organisations to NCSC advice to take immediate action to mitigate against vulnerabilities affecting Cisco devices, running Adaptive Security Applicant (ASA) & Firepower Threat Defence (FTD) software.


R0093 – Authority decision to reject appeal

On 21 March 2024, the REC Authority issued its decision to reject an appeal raised on Change Proposal R0093 – Uplift to CSS Maximum Demand Volumes during MHHS Migration Period.

The decision document can be found on the REC Portal here.

R0093 was due for implementation on 23 February 2024, however, was removed from this release to allow the appeal to reach its conclusion. R0093 will now be implemented at the earliest opportunity and further details will be communicated via the REC Change Bulletin and release pages. Read more

BEIS Guidance Published: Smart Meter Installation in Domestic New Build Premises

To aid with the smart meter roll-out in domestic new build properties, SMIP has published new guidance for developers and architects, and relevant to all those involved in the specification of metering locations in new build premises, especially multiple dwelling units, to aid the successful installation and operation of smart meters.

This document covers the following topics:

  • Relative positioning of electricity and gas smart meters in consumer premises
  • Housing of gas smart meters
  • Relevant existing guidance

Advanced Communications Best Practice Meeting – Friday 1st November 2019

MRR450 has been circulated and the feedback will be discussed on Friday 1st November 2019. It is intended for AMO Members to sign onto the Best Practice Guide.

Replies to the below questions are requested by CoB Friday 25th October 2019.

1  Do you support the draft Best Practice document?

2  Are there any changes you propose to the draft document?

3  Does your organisation already comply with this guidance and wish to be listed in the relevant section?

4  If not compliant, what timescale would it take?

Ofgem’s Scrutiny of the Market – SMICoP

Suppliers have been asked to review Ofgem’s proposed changes to SMICoP which would require them to publish the results of customer surveys. It is anticipated for these to be published in early 2020. The greatest need for change is likely to fall on small suppliers and their service providers as this sector is showing the lowest levels of compliance with the code.