Gemserv appointed as SMDA operator
Energy UK, BEAMA, Energy and Utilities Alliance and Community of Meter Asset Providers are pleased to announce the appointment of Gemserv as the Smart Metering Device Assurance Scheme Operator. Gemserv will be tasked with establishing an independent assurance scheme to encompass interoperability and interchangeability testing for smart metering equipment.
This will provide assurance to consumers, suppliers and financiers that smart metering equipment will work effectively in a smart environment. The Scheme Operator will now commence a period of mobilisation including the development of test specifications and contracting with test houses.
Energy UK’s chief executive, Lawrence Slade, said:
“Energy UK is delighted with Gemserv’s appointment, which is a clear step forward for consumers. Smart meters, with an in home display, will give customers the information in real time to enable them monitor their energy use.
“Smart Meter Device Assurance ensures devices work in the home and continue to work even if customers change supplier. The scheme sets the foundations of delivering connected homes. Energy efficient smart devices will enable cuts in consumption and bills”
“Gemserv and our partners, TUV SUD and Adeptica, are delighted to be awarded the role of SMDA Scheme Operator. We believe the SMDA Scheme will play a pivotal part in delivering the interoperability and interchangeability assurance that the energy industry needs to have confidence in the next generation of smart meters and related devices. We are very much looking forward to working with smart metering device manufacturers, energy suppliers and funders to develop a scheme that will be proportionate, robust and ready to serve.”
David Thorne, Chief Executive, Gemserv