British Gas Business to acquire building control systems company


Phil Bentley,
Managing Director,
British Gas
London, U.K. — (METERING.COM) — October 20, 2008 – Centrica plc, through its British Gas Business division, has Building Management System Integrators Ltd (BMSi), launching British Gas Business’s entry into the U.K.’s expanding business energy services market.

BMSi installs and services specialist building controls systems, which help improve building energy management performance and can deliver significant energy and carbon savings. By combining the capabilities of BMSi with the energy expertise within British Gas Business it will be able to provide customers with new energy management propositions and products.

British Gas continues to explore other acquisitions to further build the range, scale and reach of the energy efficiency and low-carbon capabilities it can offer business and domestic customers.

"With high energy costs, and with the prospect of new legislation and tighter regulation around businesses’ carbon emissions, we will offer new ways to help our customers cut their energy usage and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Phil Bentley, managing director of British Gas. "Our new energy solutions will include building control technologies, automated monitoring and targeting and smart metering which will help businesses track energy consumption and optimise the operation of high energy consuming plant such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting."  

Centrica believes the business energy services market will grow to £2 billion over the next five years.