Alt HAN Co completes initial design contracts with Landis+Gyr and Siemens

The Alt HAN Co is pleased to announce that it has now successfully completed initial detailed design with both Siemens and Landis+Gyr for the development of Alternative Home Area Network (Alt HAN) technologies and services. Over the last ten months both companies have developed detailed designs which have met Suppliers requirements and as such now provide the Alt HAN Co with a solid platform to progress to the next stage in the development of prototypes to be tested and trialled.

Energy suppliers are required by the UK Government to offer smart meter options to all customer premises within Great Britain by the end of 2020. However, it is estimated that in 3.5 – 6% of premises (as of October 2018), 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.

The Alt HAN Co is now actively working with both Landis+Gyr and Siemens in the next stage of development to ensure that all customers can benefit from the advantages of smart metering and for Suppliers to meet their obligations in relation to the rollout of smart meters across all of Great Britain. In the next stage of development both companies will be developing prototypes to be tested and trialled in premises before the final solutions are then manufactured and with installation commencing in 2021.

Paul Cooper, Managing Director of the Alt HAN Co, said: “The Alt HAN Co is committed to developing technologies and associated services that will enable energy suppliers to comply with their smart metering licence obligations and critically ensure that all customers can take advantage of the full smart metering experience.”