Welcome to www.BetterMetering.com
Smart metering will soon be coming to the UK. This site will keep you updated on progress.
News bites posted on our Facebook Page - catalogue of documents submitted with links below.
Evidence to Select Committee
There are a number of beneficiaries of smart metering, the main ones being Consumers, Energy Suppliers, Distribution Businesses, Government (to meet E.U. obligations), and 3rd-party Vendors of products and services. The roll-out costs should be met by these parties in proportion to their benefits. Care must be taken to ensure the consumer does not meet all the costs and the supplier does not reap all the benefits. This can only happen with a good working metering market, where the customer (whoever he is) has maximum choice. Energy requirements are changing monthly, and we must ensure technology rolled-out will support UK PLC for generations to come.
We have made a number of responses to consultations from government (DECC), the energy regulator (Ofgem), and the newly appointed national data collector (DCC). We welcome any comments you may have on these responses, and encourage you to communicate your views directly, individually or from your organisation as soon as you can, while decisions are being made.
ESTA the Trade Association for around 120 businesses involved in demand side energy reduction, probably the UKs consolidated experts on energy savings, have made a number of recent responses to consultations. Interoperability is one of the key factors (making sure you don't pay for a smart meter twice just because supplier's systems are incompatible). Pilot Systems have worked exclusively in solving the problems of meter interoperability over the past 25 years with their revolutionary product CHIRPS, one of the longest surviving commercially available software products in living history.
Sunday Telegraph Daily Telegraph
IoD Report - Not Too Clever ?
Government Report - Progress or Delay ?
Our ideal specification for a Smart Meter is now emerging - please feel free to review and critique.
This site is hosted by Pilot Systems - Smart Metering for Smarter Business
Please contact Pilot Systems directly for more information about these papers and consultation responses.
Updated March 2015