Blog > February 2012


Centrica highlights need for smart meter clarity

Tuesday 28th February 2012

On Friday Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, announced that it would be holding back it’s full scale roll out of smart meters until the Government makes it plans for the new meters clearer.  Given that British Gas has already supplied 400,000...

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Ofgem set to open up the electricity market

Friday 24th February 2012

As reported on this week, energy watchdog Ofgem has unveiled a new roadmap of reforms, set to “open up the wholesale electricity market”. It’s a move that looks to tackle competition in the market and counteract the dominance of the Big Six. The...

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Can smart meters improve utility customer satisfaction?

Tuesday 21st February 2012

Last week JD Power and Associates announced the results of their annual Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study, surveying 24,000 US utility business customers, which has shown a clear correlation between smart meters and utility satisfaction. As...

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RE:NEW demonstrates the power of energy efficiency

Thursday 16th February 2012

Last week the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced a significant milestone for his RE:NEW home energy efficiency programme, which has helped 40,000 London households to save an estimated £4 million on their energy bills. As well as helping homeowners...

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2012 could be turning point for smart meters

Tuesday 14th February 2012

This year could see the turning point for Europe-wide smart meter implementations, with a new report from Frost & Sullivan stating that Europe will experience a five-fold growth in installed smart meters by 2017, rising from 43.9m in 2010 to 200.43m. According...

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New DECC energy efficiency group is step in the right direction

Thursday 9th February 2012

Energy efficiency and smart grid website Greenbang reported this week on the Government’s increasing focus on energy efficiency. Britain’s new Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey has created a new division – the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office...

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Making smart meters voluntary makes the benefit case even more important

Tuesday 7th February 2012

Last week the Government confirmed that it would no longer be rolling out smart meter technology on a compulsory basis. Instead the new meters will be voluntary, with the Government now committing to designing methods for people to have a choice and be...

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Why innovation and industry must work together for energy efficiency

Thursday 2nd February 2012

Utility Week has today reported on the Energy Innovation Centre being awarded almost £30 million by Ofgem to bring smart grid technologies to market, drawing from the energy regulator’s Innovation Funding Incentive scheme and the Low Carbon Networks Fund. The Energy...

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