Consultation on Smart metering implementation programme prospectus (2nd submission): IET comments to the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem).
Abstract This second submission on the Smart Metering Prospectus focuses on data protection, end-to-end system security, and the establishment of the central Data and Communications Company (DCC). The roll-out of smart meters should not be accelerated unless it is demonstrable that a methodology can be developed that gives assurance of systems level functionality and scalability. The DataCommsCo capabilities at the heart of this initiative should be in place early in the programme. Much greater attention must be paid to cyber security through immediate incorporation of strong policies within the system architecture and design process.
Submission Details Submitted on 28 October 2010 to Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem)