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Preffered bidders announced for government’s smart meter contracts

Preffered bidders announced for government’s smart meter contracts

The government have announced that the preferred bidders for their smart meter contracts are Capita, Arqiva, Telefonica and CGI. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have announced that Capita has been named as the preferred bidder for the ...

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Smart Meter campaign to be launched by British Gas

Smart Meter campaign to be launched by British Gas

British Gas are due to start a smart meter  advertising campaign this week, across print and digital media, ahead of the national rollout due to start in 2015. Commercial Director for British Gas Smart Metering Paul Nickson said that “public ...

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Consumers could save billions using smart grids

Consumers could save billions using smart grids

According to Consumer Futures, Smart Grids have the potential to save energy consumers billions of pounds. The consumer watchdog released a report entitled  ‘Smart Grids : future proofed for consumers?’ which says for consumers to benefit from upgrades to the ...

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UK cold weather boosts profits at SSE

UK cold weather boosts profits at SSE

SSE has announced pre-tax profits of £1.4 billion for the past 12 months, a rise of more than 5% on the same period last year. This comes despite a substantial fine from regulator ofgem in the wake of the recent ...

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MP’s told that customers could be charged for opting out of smart metering

MP’s told that customers could be charged for opting out of smart metering

MP’s have been told that customers could incur charges if they wish to opt out of having smart meters installed. Scottish Power’s operation’s director Andrew Ward gave evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee saying charging for meter ...

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Ofgem Chief Executive opens new Smarter Grid Solutions HQ in Glasgow

Ofgem Chief Executive opens new Smarter Grid Solutions HQ in Glasgow

A new head office for the pioneering smart grid technology company, Smarter Grid Solutions was opened in Glasgow today by Alistair Buchanan CBE Chief Executive of Ofgem. The office is based in Corunna House, Cadogan Street in central Glasgow. The ...

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Rollout for smart meters delayed by 12 months

Rollout for smart meters delayed by 12 months

A delay in the rollout of smart meters has been accepted by industry figures, as the government made a “prudent” and “inevitable” decision to delay. Under the original timeline, suppliers were to start mass installations in the second quarter of ...

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Smart meter benefits prove popular with customers

Smart meter benefits prove popular with customers

According to a new report by O2, customers are attracted to smart home applications that smart meters provide. A YouGov poll that was commissioned by O2 showed that 60% of consumers liked the idea of a “home of the future” ...

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Smart meters being installed in Manchester will save customers £65 a year

Estimated bills will end in Manchester, as smart meters are being installed  which will save the 25,000 householders across the city a total of £13 million a year once fully installed by 2019. Customers will only pay for energy they ...

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Further fears for smart grid security

Further fears for smart grid security

A new paper published this week highlights some aspects for the security of the smart grid and its ability to withstand cyber attacks. WRD Systems chief technology officer Johan Dams has spent six months looking at a number of smart ...

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