The Alt HAN Co is reaching out to technology vendors ahead of the soon to be released Invitation to Tender (ITT) for Alternative Home Area Network technologies and solutions.
It follows the success of the recent Vendor Engagement Event held in late August by the Alt HAN Co, which saw close to 40 different organisations attend and discuss the Alt HAN procurement approach and technology design.
The session proved invaluable in encouraging discussion and finalising a procurement approach. Vendors that have expressed an interest will receive an NDA, which must be completed prior to receiving an invitation to tender. On or around the 25th October 2017, the invitation to tender will be released and vendors will have until early December 2017 to respond.
“This is an exciting time for Alt HAN Co as we approach the first major milestone of the technology procurement”, said Colin Sausman, Alt HAN Co Chair. “We are encouraged by the interest received so far and want to continue to reach out to any other technology solution designers so we secure the best possible result for GB energy customers.”
Alt HAN Co has also distributed a FAQ briefing based on questions raised by vendors who attended the Vendor Engagement Event, 1-2-1 sessions or contacted Alt HAN Co directly. Additional copies are available on request.
Interested vendors can still submit an expression of interest to AltHANProcurement@gemserv.com.
This is part of the programme to install SMART electricity and gas meters to all residential and small business customers in GB by the end of 2020. The new Alt HAN technology is needed to address 3.5% of buildings where the currently planned smart metering solutions are likely to be difficult to deploy due to device to device communication restrictions.