Updated: Published government response to the consultation on local pairing of consumer devices to the home area network.
This consultation seeks views on regulatory drafting to implement the Government’s conclusions on the 868MHz HAN solution, on the operation and general scope of the Smart Energy Code (SEC) Panel’s Technical Sub-Committee (the ‘TSC’) and on the implementation of local pairing of consumer devices to the smart metering system.
It covers new legal drafting covering conclusions on the 868MHz HAN solution, with proposed changes to the SEC (in particular the operation of the TSC) and changes to supplier licences (Section 1).
We are also proposing a mechanism for local CAD pairing. This differs to the approach previously envisaged as it has not been possible to implement the necessary changes to the ZigBee standard. The new approach does not rely on changes to this standard (Section 2).
Finally, we are consulting on proposed changes to the SEC which would amend the scope of the TSC to include oversight of the business architecture (Section 3).