OPSS advises on new heat network notification rules
The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), the government agency responsible for enforcing the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014, has announced changes to the official notification process for heat network operators.
Energy Minister praises OVO’s EV offering
Energy Minister Claire Perry has praised OVO Energy's electric vehicle offering - enabled by smart meters - for rewarding off-peak energy use.
A mountain to climb
Now the DCC network has gone live, attention has turned to dealing with smart meter installation challenges. What can be learnt from the rollout so far?
Q & A: The smart meter rollout
International engineering solutions company Actavo announced in October last year that it has built on its existing partnership with big six supplier Scottish Power by winning a five-year contract to deliver most of the programme to install smart meters in 1.5 million homes in Scotland.
Technology & Operations
GDN wins contract to install dual fuel smart meters
Gas distribution network operator Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has won a contract to install 10,000 dual fuel smart meters across Wales and the south west of England for National Grid Smart Limited (NGS).
Barry Sheerman MP demands ‘smart’ action on CO dangers
At the start of this year's carbon monoxide awareness week, Barry Sheerman is calling for the full potential of the smart meter rollout to be utilised to promote CO safety.
Smart meters system for district heating launched
A new smart metering system for district heating has been launched to enable housing associations and local authorities to solve debt management issues.
Smart metering is ‘missed opportunity’ for gas safety
The Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG) has said it is “particularly disappointed” that the “once in a lifetime opportunity” to improve the safety of customers offered by the smart meter rollout is being wasted.
Early alert for vulnerable customers
Smart metering offers an unparalleled opportunity for improving the service for vulnerable customers.
Smart metering: It begins
The rollout of smart meters will usher in a new digital dawn for energy, bringing network operators out of the darkness and into the light. But not before some stumbles.
People and skills
Smart metering skills concerns
Stakeholders in the smart meter roll out need confidence that installers are trained to commonly recognised standards.A new accreditation process will answer this need, says Nicki Hussain.
Smart metering: gaining early advantage
The smart meter rollout is about to begin. Mike Wilks explains what distribution network operators need to be doing now to gain early advantage from the resulting deluge of data.