Secure Meters has won the European Smart Metering & Smart Grid Award. Its system for the retrieval and processing of smart meter data was chosen as the Data Management Solution of the Year 2015. Nominations for this prestigious award are made by actual users of smart metering/smart grid technologies. An international jury of experts in technology and users selected the winners.
Suket Singhal, Country Manager, Secure Meters (UK) Ltd received the award on behalf of the company at a glittering awards ceremony in London yesterday.
Babu Babel, Chief Executive, Secure Meters Energy SBU said ‘This award represents the best of Secure. Our ability to foresee customer’s real needs and be the first in the market with products that exceed customer expectations has, once again, been recognised.’
The award winning solution is used to operate smart meters installed at customer premises. It gathers meter readings remotely from millions of smart meters and is also used to change tariffs, operate prepay etc. Utilities can easily integrate the system within their IT systems. A very low operating cost and the highest levels of data security are its key defining features.
‘Secure’s smart meters, supported by their SMSO has had a huge impact on our business. The manner in which the SMSO works meant that our journey to integrate it into our IT systems was simple. This meant that we could focus on providing the fuel-poor the best prepayment service, rather than getting bogged down in a giant IT programme. The ability to add retail points to Secure’s PPMIP also provides us with incredible flexibility’, says Bill Bullen, MD Utility Energy.
Kaushak Patel, Sales Director, Secure Meters (UK), said ‘This award recognises the ease with which our customers have been able to integrate smart meters within their business processes’.
Having developed smart meters and systems with its in-house R&D team, Secure Meters is a major exporter of smart meters from India. Over the last five years Secure has supplied smart meters (produced in India) worth over $250 million. With over 1 million smart meters under contract, it is the first provider of SMETS1 compliant smart prepayment meters in the UK.
Kaushik Ghosh, Chief Technology Officer, Secure Meters, speaking of the development said ‘achieving reliability and scale was the key issue in this product. Our solution is truly innovative and has been tested to collect data from 1 million metering points within minutes’.
Sanjaya Singhal, Group Chief Executive, Secure Meters group, said ‘We are delighted that our European customers have bestowed this honour on us. Secure’s team, committed to our core values of innovation, teamwork, integrity and agility has worked very hard to deliver this complex product. Such accolades are a huge encouragement for us to perform even better.’