Crowded Meter Room Procurement Communication – System

Within 2022, Alt HAN Co will run a procurement activity to source a service provider(s), to provide a system solution that will support the crowded meter rooms rollout throughout GB for buildings with premises that cannot currently access the benefits of smart metering due to impediments preventing installations.

We are looking for a company (who has a team of Business Analysts, Developers and Testers) who has available resource ready to engage to create a tailormade Microsoft Dynamics (or equivalent) system to support the CMR (Crowded Meter Room) project rollout. The system is expected to be “live” in Q2 2023.

1. Company Overview

The Alternative Home Area Network Company (Alt HAN Co) was established through regulation as a special purpose company to allow all GB energy suppliers to deliver alternative Home Area Network (Alt HAN) technological solutions and services. The company is not-for profit, and jointly owned and funded by Relevant Energy Suppliers. It is estimated that in approximately 2 to 4% of GB premises, standard HAN technologies will not connect all smart metering devices and that Alt HAN technologies will be necessary to bridge that gap and make smart metering available to those consumers.

2. Crowded Meter Rooms

Alongside offering an Alt HAN solution, Alt HAN Co is also seeking to resolve industry wide issues in CMR. A CMR is a meter room containing any number of electricity or gas meters in which there is not sufficient space (or some other impediment) to install the required equipment to enable the associated properties to access the benefits of smart metering.

This issue is not one which can be addressed by any single energy supplier or other party with responsibility in a meter room (e.g. the landlord, Building Network Owner or Distribution Network Owner) and stands in the way of suppliers offering, and successfully installing, smart metering and Alt HAN equipment for their customers.

Alt HAN Co will act as a centralised coordinator to enable a solution to be rolled-out to all affected premises through regulatory change and procurement of services. As part of the CMR project we now require a system to enable ALT HAN Co to manage the information flow and provide status updates to and from all key parties within the CMR ecosystem rollout.

3. Engagement

We are seeking engagement with any service provider that has the resource and technical expertise to create a system to support the CMR ecosystem. Depending on the volume of responses received and the internal capacity of Alt Han Co, we may not be able to engage with all interested parties at this time. We expect the full procurement process to begin late September and all qualified bidders are welcome and encouraged to take part.

If your party may be interested in being involved in the procurement process, please get in touch using the details in section 4. Please also specify if your party is interested in participating in early engagement. Please note at this stage Alt HAN Co may not be able to answer all questions you may have.

4. Contact Details

Procurement@althanco.com

Personally identifiable information that is provided to Alt HAN Co for this purpose will only be used for the engagement in, and procurement of the CMR System project. Your information will not be passed to any third party and will not be used for marketing purposes. Should you provide such personally identifiable information and wish to withdraw your consent provided, at any time, please contact gdpr@althanco.com. Should you wish to view our full privacy policy, this is available here or by requesting a copy by email to gdpr@althanco.com.

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