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Smart Metering & Smart Grids Market Insight, Strategy & Advice

We provided smart metering insight and guidance to an independent energy supplier ahead of them going out to tender for smart metering services. We worked closely with internal stakeholders, reviewing their SMETS2 smart meter procurement programme for smart meter installs, data collection, data aggregation and meter asset provision services.

The roll out of smart metering and the deployment of smart grids will bring about many challenges and much change within the industry, notably with regulatory apparatus, commercial frameworks and technical developments. We understand these challenges and the changes needed in the smart market. We are subject matter experts in regulatory structures, commercial frameworks and technology developments.

Independent Energy Supplier - Provided advice on the regulatory impact on energy suppliers with small numbers of NHH sites and provided compliance/regulatory guidance and smart meter project advice to deliver a SMETS2 solution. 

Energy Supplier - We provided advice and guidance on all the strategic reforms that will impact a major supplier between now and 2020, including Foundation meters, SMIP mass rollout and Ofgem Smarter Markets Reforms. 

Regulator - Provided technical advice in support of aligning energy and water smart metering opportunities and developed data traffic analysis that quantifies data sizes required by the water sector to feed into the energy smart metering communications infrastructure.

Metering Services Company - Supported smart metering GB Prospectus response (including analysis) and delivered impact analysis of their short/long term business plan risks. The work also included a service review of expenditure, creation of a costs and income model for the Data Communications Company requirements in addition to support in response to smart metering trials tenders.

Electricity Company - We produced a comprehensive business case and cost benefit analysis for an electricity company, that considered 16 different implementation scenarios for the continued roll-out of smart metering. These scenarios varied on: meter manufacturer; the duration of the roll out and the consumption reduction based on the availability and non-availability of in home displays.

Energy Regulator - Engage provided consultancy support and subject matter expertise to an Energy Regulator's National Smart Metering Programme to develop a series of decision papers to shape and underpin an agreed regulatory and policy framework which will enable optimal consumer interaction with smart meters. This involved leading industry stakeholder engagement workshops and public consultations with Suppliers, Network companies and Consumer Groups to drive out solutions for the Smart Metering implementation. These included: Pay-As-You-Go; Smart Billing; Customer Web Portal; and the In-Home-Display.

Metering Services Company - Provided support to the Operations team on the current pre-payment infrastructure and processes within the non-half hourly (NHH) market to help them understand the key differences between the processes required to support existing “dumb” metering and future “Smart” metering. 

Major Supplier - We provided strategic advice to a major supplier’s smart metering programme in relation to smart metering and smart grid roll-out. This involved delivering several workshops for staff to establish strategy going forwards and help form its responses to Ofgem. 

Independent Energy Supplier - Reviewed and signed off an independent supplier's SMETS2 smart meter procurement programme for smart meter installs, data collection, data aggregation and meter asset provision services. 


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