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  • Smart Metering Forum

    It’s a great pleasure to be here at the Smart Metering Forum event this afternoon. This is the third time that I have been invited to speak at this event. It’s good to be back and to recognise a number of familiar faces. The range of expertise assembled in the room today is a testament to the importance attached to the Smart Metering Programme. I know that you have already ...

  • Call for support on smart meters

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for more support from the government when rolling out smart meters next year. Smart meters provide data on energy usage in real-time offering the opportunity to monitor and reduce energy usage; making it easier to assess alternative tariff structures and potentially switch to a better contract. ...


    By ENER-G

  • Speech to the Smart Metering Forum

    Introduction I am very pleased to have been asked to speak this morning. The range of expertise assembled in the room today is a testament to the importance of the smart meter programme. By working together to deliver the technologies we require and through engagement with consumers, we will ensure that the roll-out is successful and delivers important benefits to households and ...

  • Smart Metering: maximising the technology

    Introduction I would like to start by thanking Intellect UK for organising this event and bringing us all together to discuss this important agenda. This autumn we have seen energy bills climb up the political agenda. The main drivers of rising energy prices in recent years have been the increasing wholesale energy costs and the need of course to upgrade our network ...

  • Smart meters: are they a cure for energy blindness?

    No doubt smart meters are a good thing, but even their most ardent fans must admit that a degree of hoopla surrounds these little digital boxes. We hear that if consumers can just see how much power they use in real time, and what it costs, our energy woes will be no more. Smart meters will even cure the blind. The energy blind that is. "It can be difficult to separate the hype from legitimate ...

  • Key milestone for smart meters rollout

    Plans for the installation of smart meters for millions of homes and businesses in Great Britain took a step forward today with the publication of Government decisions on rules for consumer engagement, privacy, and security. Energy and Climate Change Minister Baroness Verma said: “The introduction of smart meters nationwide is of course an enormous challenge, representing a vast upgrade of ...

  • Award of Smart Meters DCC Licence

    Four companies have signed contracts to establish and operate the Data and Communications Company (DCC) providing the shared infrastructure needed for energy suppliers to roll out 53 million electricity and gas smart meters by 2020. I am pleased to announce that four companies have signed contracts to establish and operate the Data and Communications Company (DCC) providing the shared ...

  • Smart Metering Moves Towards a Sustainable Future

    Implementing sustainable energy infrastructure is a global concern. Smart Meters contribute positively to this initiative by helping customers to map and reduce their energy consumption. Real-time energy monitoring helps energy suppliers to become more accurate in dealing with supply and demand, and, as a result, more efficient in generating clean, green power. Commitment ...


    By Centrica

  • Speech by Baroness Verma to the Smart Metering Forum

    53million smart meters by 2019 - an efficient and cost effective rollout Check against delivery Introduction I’d like to thank Ernst & Young for organising this event and bringing us all together to discuss this important agenda. Two weeks ago I went to visit and experience for myself a smart meter installation. This ...

  • Smart Meters do lead to energy use reductions

    Recent smart grid policy initiatives in the United States and the E.U. have led to large-scale research projects on the impact of real-time feedback technologies that leverage data provided by smart meters. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released Results from Recent Real-Time Feedback ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Charles Hendry speech to the Smart Metering Forum

    Taking the Foundation Stage forward: an update on the government’s plans for the Smart Metering Implementation Programme Grateful to Richard for his introduction. I am very pleased to be here this morning. I spoke at this Forum last year, so my invitation today provides an opportunity to look back on the efforts we have made over the last 12 months, take ...

  • Mouchel to lead water industry review of ‘smart’ metering

    Consulting and business services group Mouchel has been appointed by UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) to lead an industry-wide review in to smart metering. The Government has recently announced its smart meter initiative for the energy sector and confirmed the target of universal smart metering across the UK by 2020. Energy suppliers face challenging efficiency and carbon targets and increasing ...


    By Mouchel Limited

  • State-of-the Art Smart Meter Puts the Customer in Control

    The next generation of smart meter technology has now been launched by British Gas to give customers greater visibility of their energy usage. The latest digital touch-screen display means that rather than wait for your electricity bill to land on your doorstep to see how much energy you have used, you can now track your consumption - not only over months and weeks, but also over days and hours. ...


    By Centrica

  • Do ‘smart’ meters really change energy use?

    The Government’s £11bn plans to have energy smart meters installed in every home by 2020 to reduce consumption may not have much effect, as people tend to ignore them after a while, according to new research presented today to the international conference in London of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). By showing information on in-home visual displays, smart meters allow ...


    By Royal Geographical Society

  • City of Ottawa Selects Itron Smart Metering Solution

    Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that the City of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) has signed a contract to deploy Itron smart water metering technology as the foundation of its Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project. The solution will help the Ontario-based utility eliminate estimated billing for ratepayers and help it be more efficient in its water service ...


    By Itron Inc

  • Badger Meter Showcases Advanced Metering Technology and smart water solutions at DistribuTECH

     Badger Meter, Inc. , a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement and control solutions, will feature its advanced metering technology and smart water solutions for water utilities at the annual DistribuTECH® Conference & Exhibition, Feb. 3-5 in San Diego, Calif. DistribuTECH attendees can ...


    By Badger Meter, Inc.

  • Switch2 wins European award for smart metering technology

    Switch2 has won the European Smart Metering Technology of the Year Award for its Incontro smart billing and energy management system for community heating schemes. The Yorkshire-based company was also shortlisted for two other awards in the prestigious European Smart Energy Awards 2016, which were presented at a ...


    By ENER-G

  • DECC lays foundations for smart meters rollout (press notice)

    A crucial step in delivering the UK’s energy security and low carbon future was taken today with the publication of the Government’s plans for the national rollout of smart meters. Alongside the Government’s response to the Smart Meters Prospectus consultation, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has set out the overall strategy and timetable for the installation of 53 ...

  • Second annual progress report on the roll-out of smart meters

    Today, I am pleased to announce the publication of the second DECC annual progress report on the roll-out of smart meters. Smart meters will transform consumers’ relationship with energy, bringing considerable benefits for both them, for the energy industry and for Great Britain. Smart meters will for the first time put consumers in control of their energy use, allowing them to take energy ...

  • RWE npower Selects Smart Meter Platform from Trilliant

    Today, global smart energy communications leader Trilliant announced that it has been selected by RWE npower to supply pre-DCC Foundation smart meter services, including the Trilliant Communications Hubs and UnitySuite Head-End Software (HES). Trilliant has already begun working on delivering its proven smart meter solutions to RWE npower for a rollout beginning this year.  The deal ...


    By Trilliant Incorporated

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