Alt HAN Solution Building Types

The building types below illustrate the main issue, where Smart meters are not located near the premises, therefore reducing the ability for the Smart meter to communicate with devices in the homes.  An example is an apartment block with a single “meter room” in the basement.  Large homes can also be affected, for example the Smart meter could be located in an out-building.

 

KEY

CH    – Communications Hub
The Communications Hub is the device that enables the Smart meter to communicate to the devices in the home.
IHD  – In home Display
All energy suppliers provide an IHD to all their customers when a Smart meter has been installed. This provides the customer with information regarding their energy usage.
EM   – Electricity Meter
GM   – Gas Meter