Formal title: Prevention of Unauthorised Access to AMR / Smart Meters

Current Status

CPC Consultation
Committee Decision
Awaiting Implementation


AMR/smart meters are already being introduced in the Non-Half Hourly (NHH) market. The roll out of this type of metering is set to increase over the next few years. Meters with remote access are open to the risk of unauthorised access to meter reading data and/or the meter configuration and of insecure communication methods. This issue was identified during the BSC Smart Metering Review. The BSC requirements and the proposed solution were considered and agreed, by the smart metering expert group and are being progress as this CP.


CP1254 was raised on 27 August 2008. CP1254 has been issued for Participant Impact Assessment via CPC00642 on 05 September 2008. CP1254 was presented to the ISG on 28 October 2008 and SVG on 04 November 2008 for a decision on Progression. The ISG & SVG approved CP1254 for inclusion in the February 2009 Release. CP1254 was implemented on 26 February 2009 as part of the February 2009 Release.


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