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.
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.
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.
Gemserv welcome the opportunity to respond to Ofgem’s UK Link and the proposed Central Switching Service consultation.
The challenges faced by all market participants are heavily contextualised by the unprecedented energy market transformation now taking place, and the proposed switching reforms are a significant dimension to this.
Gemserv are responding to a consultation the Government are running on their plans to implement the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive (“NIS Directive”).
As our reliance on technology grows, the impact of failure in those systems and the opportunities for those who would seek to compromise our systems and data increase. Responding to this threat and ensuring the safety and security of cyberspace is an essential requirement for a prosperous UK economy. We need to secure our technology, data and networks in order to keep our businesses, citizens and public services protected.
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.