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Have you considered a Virtual Data Protection Officer?

hen we speak about GDPR, we always urge businesses to make the most of their journey to compliance. It’s a chance to map what information you hold and you can harness this by getting your customers on board, which in itself, is a great marketing opportunity.

Gas Performance Assurance Framework Administrator (PAFA)

In 2016 a number of changes were implemented into the gas market that referenced a Performance Assurance Framework. Prior to these changes, the gas market did not have a performance assurance regime in place and there were a number of areas where both Ofgem and industry discussed and noted the benefits of having performance incentives.

Tech firms eagerly await Alt HAN Invitation to Tender (ITT)

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.

Contract Spotlight: The Smart Energy Code (SEC)

Over several years, the GB energy market has begun developing and implementing Smart Meter related technology, driven by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) vision that every home and small non-domestic premise will have smart metering equipment installed and commissioned by 2020.

Quick Smart! Gemserv believes smart water metering is only a matter of time

Markets specialist Gemserv believes smart water metering is only a matter of time – and urges water companies to take the initiative rather than end up on the back foot.
It may seem a little premature for the water industry to be considering how to manage a national smart water meter rollout, given the lack of a policy driver, that dumb meter penetration is patchy, and that energy smart metering has far from proved itself an unqualified success as yet.

GDPR Insight Paper – An Executive Summary

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings the biggest shake up to EU data protection laws for 20 years. Being a Regulation (rather than a Directive), the majority of its provisions are directly applicable and, therefore, will be the same in all member states.

Launch of SMDA Testing Service

The SMDA Scheme Operator (SO) is delighted to announce the launch of the Smart Metering Device Assurance (SMDA) testing service.