UXC unit wins meter contracts


Melbourne, Australia — (METERING.COM) — January 31, 2011 – IT services company UXC Limited’s subsidiary Skilltech Consulting has won contract extensions worth a combined Au$33 million (US$33.3 million) to provide gas and electricity meter reading services in Victoria and NSW.

Skilltech Consulting has negotiated the renewal of five separate contracts with power company SP AusNet for a three year period with an optional one-year extension.
The areas covered by the agreements variously include metro Sydney and country New South Wales, south east metropolitan Melbourne, and central and western Victoria.

Skilltech, which has been providing services to SP AusNet since 1995, now reads over 33 million meters and has a 40 percent share of the Australian outsourced meter reading market.

UXC is also involved with SP Ausnet in installing its smart meters and the associated communications technology as well as providing other services towards the rollout.