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Smart Metering & Smart Grids Project Management & Assurance

Engage reviewed an independent supplier's SMETS2 programme and provided project support, to help ensure readiness for the SMETS2 transition. We provided advice on the regulatory impact on business processes and subsequent new requirements to deliver SMETS2 and also advice on the resources required to deliver SMETS2 and meet regulatory obligations.

Government - Engage is currently providing smart meter engineering and project expertise to ensure that the smart metering equipment specifications are developed and notified to the EU; to develop the Companion Specification; and to support the development of the assurance and certification regime and the testing and trialling as appropriate. The work also involves working closely with key energy industry stakeholders to consult on technical solutions, providing subject matter expertise on Smart Meter devices, analysing options for HAN using 868 radio frequency and setting out options and proposals for 868 development. 

GB Energy Supplier - Engage provided smart metering technical leadership and project management to a supplier's Smart Metering Programme over a two year period. This involved providing strategic advisory support regarding technology development, including delivery of an Asset Strategy and HAN strategy. We also delivered product specifications and a risk based approach to testing to allow the supplier to procure and deliver integrated and compliant smart metering solutions. The work also involved solution architecture, programme management, and test and assurance activities. 

Trade Association - On behalf of Suppliers, Meter Manufacturers and Meter Asset providers, project managed the process to appoint a 3rd party agent to act as Scheme Operator for the Smart Metering Device Assurance Regime. This included stakeholder management, requirement identification and definition, Request for Procurement (RFP) documentation, vendor management, response evaluation and appointment recommendation. 

Government - Engage has provided PMO support to the GB smart metering roll-out programme. The PMO support covered 13 design groups as follows: Extended Statement of Design Requirements, In-home Displays, Application Layer, Pre-Payment Meters, Gas Meter Variant, Gas Meter Battery, Difficult Meter Positions, Tariffs, Use Cases, Architecture, Home Area Network, Installation & Maintenance and Micro-generation.  The work also included the management of the review/proofing process of documentation, issue management and resolution in addition to progress reporting covering all design groups.

Regulator - We provided programme assurance in Ireland that the new systems and processes to support the opening of the domestic electricity market were in place and functioning correctly. 

Trade Association - Engage has been involved in the industry GB supplier requirements for smart metering programme for the last several years, in readiness for the roll out of smart meters. This has involved focussing on meter specifications, interoperability, consumer behaviour, roll out options, in-home displays, communications, and interaction with in-home devices. 

Independent Supplier - Engage reviewed an independent supplier's SMETS2 programme and provided project support, to help ensure readiness for the SMETS2 transition. We provided advice on the regulatory impact on business processes and subsequent new requirements to deliver SMETS2 and also advice on the resources required to deliver SMETS2 and meet regulatory obligations.

 

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