Mike Alexander joins Ampy Metering

[img:alexander.thumbnail.jpg| ]Former British Gas Trading MD and Centrica chief operating officer Mike Alexander has joined meter manufacturer Ampy Metering in a senior management position. Alexander’s appointment will see him taking an active consultancy role within Ampy Metering; his primary responsibility will include helping to guide the company through the emerging smart metering marketplace.

First smart meters for Scotland

[img:Ian%20m_0.jpg|Ian Marchant,
CEO, Scottish &
Southern Energy
]Perth, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 13, 2008 – Scottish Hydro Electric, part of Scottish and Southern Energy, is the first utility to introduce smart meters to its Scottish customers. The utility provides services to 8.5 million customers, and was recently ranked No. 1 U.K. Domestic Electricity and Gas Supplier in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates – the first time any supplier in the U.K. has been ranked No. 1 for both electricity and gas.

Landis+Gyr produces one million industrial meters

[img:Landis_tag%5B1%5D.thumbnail.JPG| ]Zug, Switzerland --- (METERING.COM) --- February 12, 2008 – Landis+Gyr, a provider of advanced metering solutions for utilities, has reached a milestone with the production of its one millionth industrial and commercial meter earlier this month. To mark the occasion, the one millionth meter was manufactured in a golden colored case, and was placed in the Landis+Gyr meter museum.  

Ofwat fines Southern Water £20.3 million

[img:Regina_0.gif|Regina Finn,
Chief Executive,
Ofwat
]London, UK --- (METERING.COM) --- February 11, 2008 - U.K. Water Services Regulation Authority Ofwat has fined Southern Water a total of £20.3 million ($39.6 million) for deliberately misreporting information and delivering poor service to customers. Southern Water's shareholders will bear the entire cost of this fine. It will not be passed on to its customers.

Ofwat fines Southern Water £20.3 million

[img:Regina_0.gif|Regina Finn,
Chief Executive,
Ofwat
]London, UK --- (METERING.COM) --- February 11, 2008 - U.K. Water Services Regulation Authority Ofwat has fined Southern Water a total of £20.3 million ($39.6 million) for deliberately misreporting information and delivering poor service to customers. Southern Water's shareholders will bear the entire cost of this fine. It will not be passed on to its customers.

U.K. government to investigate water metering and charging

[img:hilarybenn2.thumbnail.jpg|Hilary Benn,
Secretary of
State, DEFRA
]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 8, 2008 - The U.K. government plans to commission an independent study later in the year to make recommendations on how metering and charging for water should progress.

The proposal forms part of a new strategy for water supply in England, “Future water”, setting out a vision for the water sector in 2030 for “sustainable delivery of secure water supplies and an improved and protected water environment.”

Wessex Water installs compound meter to reduce leaks

[img:Wessex_0.jpg| ]Bath, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 8, 2008 – U.K. utility Wessex Water has installed 50 MeiTwin water meters into public buildings with wide water demand fluctuations as part of a trial aimed at reducing leakage and unaccounted for water.

Sensus Metering Systems, which already supplies its WP Dynamic turbine bulk water meter for the measurement of high, relatively constant flow-rates, anticipates that the MeiTwin compound meter will overcome measurement issues connected with low flow-rates.

Meter Reading Service – Finland; Closing date March 25, 2008

Company: FORTUM POWER AND HEAT OY
Country: Finland
Product/Service
: Meter Reading Service
Type: Tender
Closing Date
: March 25, 2008
Reference
: TRAD 1710

Electronic Meters – Slovenia; Closing date March 11, 2008

Company: ELEKTRO LJUBLJANA D.D.
Country: Slovenia
Product/Service
: Electronic meters
Type: Tender
Closing Date
: March 11, 2008
Reference
: TRAD 1709

European businesses call for new technologies to help measure energy efficiency

[img:nickcaplan-3292006_0.jpg|Nick Caplan,
Chief Marketing
Officer, LogicaCMG
]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 5, 2008 – European businesses will struggle to hit government targets for the low carbon economy as they have no easy and consistent way of measuring their impact on the environment, says a study by Coleman Parkes, commissioned by LogicaCMG, the European IT and business services company which provides a technology solution called Emissions Logic which enables businesses to manage their carbon compliance.

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