We are pleased to announce the release of the Alt HAN Co Supplier Contract.

Acceding to the contract enables energy suppliers to commence onboarding activities to prepare to offer a solution for around 1.4m GB properties currently unable to access smart meters. Alt HAN Co exists specifically to extend the home area network and seamlessly integrate into energy suppliers’ smart meter rollout plans, enabling them to meet their regulatory requirement to provide equal access for all to smart metering.

The supplier contract is a multi-lateral agreement between Alt HAN Co and energy suppliers, providing the framework within which our services will be provided to energy suppliers.

At this stage, acceding energy suppliers will be given access to Alt HAN inventory data which contains early identification of premises that might require Alt HAN equipment. This data will help energy suppliers to plan their Alt HAN equipment forecasts and wider smart metering roll out activities. A second version of the Alt HAN Candidate list, derived from improved modelling techniques, is expected to be made available towards the end of June. The initial forecasts for Alt HAN equipment will be placed in August.

Alt HAN Co Managing Director Paul Cooper said: “We are pleased to reach this significant milestone on the journey towards the alternative home area network which will provide smart metering to the significant number of GB premises unable to access the current technology.

“We will continue to work closely with our energy supplier partners to help them meet their regulatory requirement for equal access to smart metering for all their customers. I would encourage all energy suppliers to access and sign the contract at their earliest opportunity to allow them to access the early services already available from Alt HAN Co.”

The technology services down selection for service provider and solution will be made later this year. The next iteration of the Supplier Contract will incorporate schedules relating to technology that sets out the services relating to Alt HAN Equipment.

Energy suppliers should contact SupplierContract@althanco.com in the first instance.