Vendor Engagement Event – Technology Services for GB Smart Metering Alternative Home Area Networks

A Vendor Engagement event will be held on the 30th of August 2017 to engage and inform industry on the scope of services, requirements and procurement process which will be followed to develop and install Alternative Home Area Network (Alt HAN) technologies to meet energy suppliers’ smart metering obligations to the UK Government.

The UK Government requires that energy suppliers install smart electricity and gas meters in all of their residential and small business customer premises within Great Britain (GB) by the end of 2020. It is recognised that in approximately 3.5% of GB premises Standard HAN technologies will not connect all smart metering devices and that Alt HAN technologies will be necessary to allow energy suppliers to complete their rollouts. GB energy suppliers have established Alt Han Company as a special purpose company to deliver Alt HAN solutions.

Due to the complex and / or immature nature of solutions currently available to achieve this outcome, the Alt HAN Company is seeking to work with vendors to develop and deliver Alt HAN technologies and services. This Vendor Engagement event will inform vendors of the different stages of the procurement process, the scope of requirements and our collaborative approach to development. Vendors will be provided with an opportunity to submit brief feedback on the day.

The event will be held at 14:00 in central London on Wednesday, 30 August 2017.

To attend, vendors must e-mail an Expression of Interest to and will be provided with a summary pre-briefing document.

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