Current state of play of SMDA

Since the launch of the SMDA testing service in the summer, the Scheme Operator and Test House have been carrying out testing with smart metering devices to ensure any potential issues with the Scheme’s testing procedures are resolved ahead of the start of formal assurance testing.

The scheme’s progress has inevitably been impacted by delays, due to issues identified in the End-to-End testing with the Smart DCC. This has been a challenge for manufacturers as it has prevented them from completing design and assurance processes and slowed their ability to submit devices into the Scheme. However, a number of smart devices have now been submitted for formal SMDA Assurance Testing, with only a handful of outstanding test issues unresolved. The Scheme is currently on track to resolve these by the end of the year, subject to external dependencies being resolved in line with planning assumptions.