FOC S1SP Certification Authority from Smart DCC

FOC S1SP Certification Authority
from Smart DCC

Grant of Approval

tScheme Limited grants approval to the electronic trust service identified as:
Final Operating Capability SMETS1 Service Provider CA Service.

as supplied by:
Smart DCC Ltd
17 Rochester Row, London SW1P 1QT

The management system used to deliver this service is certified by:
LR Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd.
of Trinity Park, 1 Bickenhill Lane, Birmingham B37 7ES

to satisfy the criteria defined in the following tScheme Approval Profiles:

Title Identity Issue
Base Approval Profile tSd0111 3.02
Approval Profile for a Certification Authority* tSd0102 3.03
Approval Profile for Certificate Generation* tSd0104 3.03
Approval Profile for Certificate Dissemination tSd0105 3.03
Approval Profile for Certificate Status Management tSd0106 3.03
Approval Profile for Certificate Status Validation tSd0107 3.03
Approval Profile for Registration Services tSd0042 3.04

*not including Qualified Certificates

This approval initially commenced on:
12th December 2020

Documents supporting this grant are available by clicking on the links in the table above.

This Grant of approval is issued by:
tScheme Limited
Mulberry Grove
PO Box 3653
RG40 9NN
United Kingdom

Company Number 4000985

Approved Service Description

This tScheme approval covers a PKI scheme operated by Smart DCC Ltd (and its subcontractors). The scheme is known as the 'Final Operating Capability SMETS1 Service Provider CA Service (FOC S1SP PKI)'. It enables Smart DCC to identify, and communicate securely with, smart meters installed in the early stages of the smart metering programme, which (in the absence of national infrastructure) could only communicate with the energy supplier that installed them. The new capability will allow consumers - whose homes were equipped with one of these early meters - to switch to a different energy supplier and still retain full smart metering functionality, including automatic reporting of meter readings.

In technical terms, the new PKI facilitates the regular exchange of information between a Head End System, operated by Smart DCC, and the Comms Hub which serves as the entry point for the smart meter installation in each home. A Home Area Network links the Comms Hub to the meters. The FOC PKI makes use of mature technical standards.


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