SMDA/SEC Refinment Consultation – DP111 ‘SMDA Budget Amendments’

Dear SMDA Members,

In response to the recommendation made in BEIS’ independent review of device interoperability on change, namely that “Energy Suppliers and the SMDA Board review the SMDA funding model to ensure SMDA can provide long-term test assurance”, a refinement consultation has been released under SEC Draft Proposal DP111 ‘SMDA Budget Amendments’, which can be found on the SMDA website here as well on the SEC website here.

The consultation outlines the approach for the SMDA Board to become a SEC Panel Sub-Committee and the SMDA Management Panel (SMDA MP) to become a sub-group of the SMDA Sub-Committee (SMDA SC). The fixed costs of running the SMDA Scheme would then be funded via the SEC budget under the Smart Energy Code Company (SECCo). The SEC Panel would oversee the SMDA SC which would oversee the contract between SECCo and the Test House.

Members are encouraged to respond to the consultation by submitting their responses by email to by 5pm Friday 2nd October 2020 with the subject line ‘DP111 SEC/SMDA Refinement Consultation response’. It’s vital that we receive your responses so that the views of SMDA members can be fully considered when determining the Scheme’s future funding model.

If you have any questions please contact us at

Kind regards,

Scheme Operator