IMSERV WINS PILOT CONTRACT WITH ALT HAN TO MAKE BUILDINGS SMART READY

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  • IMServ, one of the UK’s leading Meter Operators (MOP) and Data Collectors (DC), has won a six-month Crowded Meter Room Pilot contract with the Alt HAN Company (Alt HAN Co), a not-for-profit collective of energy suppliers tasked with developing a market-wide solution to extend the range of smart meter communications for hard-to-reach locations.”
  • IMServ’s scope of work in this pilot addresses how to create enough space in buildings where an Alt HAN (Alternative Home Area Network) solution is needed, and space is tight.
  • Steve Brown, CEO of IMServ, says: “We are pleased to be awarded this pilot project region which will embark on our working relationship with the Alt HAN Company. It is a significant win for IMServ, and it further cements our position as a leading Meter Operator expert in the sector.”

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[19/04/2023]: IMServ, one of the UK’s leading Meter Operators (MOP) and Data Collectors (DC), has won a six-month Crowded Meter Room Pilot contract with Alt HAN Co, a not-for-profit collective of energy suppliers.

IMServ’s scope of work in this pilot addresses how to create enough space in buildings that would otherwise prevent the installation of smart meters and Alt HAN equipment. IMServ’s expertise in meter communications will use the latest technologies to ensure all meters and the In-Home Display will be able to connect to the Smart Metering network. Using their engineering capabilities, they will survey and design how they will move the existing equipment in the crowded meter rooms to make space for the Alt HAN equipment to be fitted.

The sector-wide project is to develop and test ideas for making more buildings smart-ready, which could affect around 10,000 apartment buildings across GB. IMServ will conduct a feasibility study to provide valuable cost and operational information on whether the solution is viable at a larger scale.

IMServ’s expertise, therefore, makes them an ideal partner with Alt HAN Co to carry out this pilot to help ensure all customers can benefit from smart metering.

Crowded meter rooms are a more common problem for apartment blocks, where meters are often installed alongside each other in a meter room or cupboard. Currently, many UK homeowners’ electricity meters are co-located in rooms with insufficient space to deploy smart metering functions.

Commenting on the pilot contract win, Steve Brown, CEO of IMServ, says, “We are pleased to be awarded this pilot project which will embark our working relationship with Alt HAN. It is a significant win for IMServ and further cements our position as a leading energy metering expert in the sector.”

IMServ is one of the UK’s leading Data Collectors and Meter Operators. They are already making a real impact as the UK transitions to a low-carbon economy by helping UK businesses drive efficiency and make intelligent decisions about their energy use.

Chris Perry, Operations Director at Alt HAN, says, “Alt HAN is all about not leaving customers behind in the transition to smart energy. Space in meter rooms is a potential blocker, and it is right that we try to find effective market-wide solutions. Alt HAN is uniquely placed to support because of our ability to do things collectively on behalf of all energy suppliers. The meter room pilot and these new commercial partnerships show the commitment from all stakeholders to innovate and test new things operationally.”

The Crowded Meter Room Pilot is a nationwide project that will run for six months. IMServ is on track to complete the pilot successfully, and they hope to maintain their relationship with Alt HAN Co for the successful installation of the smart meters.

Bluewater, a global private equity firm for the energy transition, backs IMServ.

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About IMServ  www.imserv.com

IMServ is one of the UK’s leading Meter Operators (MOP) and Data Collectors (DC) and is an award-winning pioneer of metering and data collection services for the utilities sectors. IMServ is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK. Through the government-mandated smart meter rollout IMServ is playing a central role in the energy transition, making energy usage more efficient while helping to cut emissions. In 2019, IMServ became the first non-domestic metering business to become a user of DCC services in the Other User (OU) role for smart meters.

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