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.
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.
Below are 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, shown below. 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.
Our ideal specification for a Smart Meter is now emerging - please feel free to review and critique.
39 Dialogue with DCC about alternative solution to GBCS - June 2014
38 Dialogue with DECC attempting to add value to GBCS - June 2014
37 Letter to newly awarded DCC regarding high dependency on GBCS timescales and costs - Feb 2014
36 Letter to Baroness Verma and Evidence to the DECC Select Commitee - June 2013
35 Letter to Energy Minister concerns about lack of Interoperability - May 2013
34 Article about Smart Metering Infrastructure design - Metering International April 2013
33 GB Companion Spec - for Interoperability - could you implement to this, by 2014 ?
32 ESTA Paper to DECC Select Comittee April 2013 Telecast of Comittee
31 Ownership of Communications Hub - ESTA - May 2012
30 Every Smart Meter needs a FLAG Port, by Security Experts CCL (April 2012)
29 Response to Ofgem Review of Metering Arrangements - ESTA - March 2012
28 Response to DECC - Prohibition Order for DCC - ESTA - March 2012
27 Response to Open Letter from Charles Hendry - ESTA - Feb 2012
26 In House Display (IHD) Detailed Design - ESTA Comments (Feb 2012)
25 Interoperability (ESTA October 2011)
24 Draft License and Technical Specifications (ESTA October 2011)
23 Data Access (Privacy) (ESTA October 2011)
22 HotHouse Issues raised
21 Issues Letter from ESTA to the Smart Meter Program Director
20 Response to Ofgem Prospectus Part 2 October 2010
19 Proposed System Specification October 2010
18 Response to Elexon Profile and Settlements Review
17 Response to Ofgem Prospectus Part 1 September 2010
16 Response to Ofgem Transition from Advanced to Smart Meters September 2010
15 Response to Ofgem Questions on Interoperability April 2010
14 Meeting with Shadow Energy Minister - March 2010
13 The Smart Decision - Article in Water Energy and Environment - Feb 10
12 MPU Consultation - Sept 09
11 Empowering the Customer - Article in Water Energy and Environment - Sept 09
10 Our Response to DECC Consultation on Smart Metering August 2009
9 Presentation at NEC Piazza Suite September 2008
8 Ofgem Consultation on Interoperability
7 BERR Consultation on Supply License
6 BERR Consultation on Smart Metering for SME
5 NCC Consumer Implications
4 NCC Towards Sustainable Energy Tariffs
3 ERA Domestic Smart Metering 29th October 2008
2 Minister on Smart Metering 29th October 2008
1 Our Response to BERR Consultation on SME Smart Metering, October 2008
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Updated June 2014