Smart meters UK: EDMI to supply 500,000 units in residential rollout

UK smart meter manufacturer EDMI has been selected to provide a large British energy supplier with 500,000 advanced metering units.

The supply of a half a million smart meters falls under the energy supplier’s residential smart metering rollout, says a company release.

The release adds that the agreement with the energy supplier marks the first SMETS2 meter award for EDMI, building on the contract award to supply SMETS2 communication hubs to the north of Great Britain on behalf of Arqiva.

The smart meter deal includes both smart electricity meters and smart gas meters.

[quote] Commenting on the deal, Alan Masterman, general manager, EDMI Europe, said: “The selection of EDMI underlines our ability to provide reliable metering products alongside offering our extensive market expertise.

“EDMI will be a strategically important partner for this major energy supplier as enduring rollout commences and we are proud to be leading the way with them in the smart meter rollout in Great Britain.”

Masterman added: “As a business with over 25 years’ experience in smart metering, we fully understand the requirements of providing technologically advanced solutions, ensuring that end consumers realise the full benefits of smart meters.”

EDMI meter data management deal

In January this year, EDMI announced its collaboration with data analytics software company, ONZO to maximise consumers’ energy efficiency and to adapt their behaviour to save money.

Through the partnership, EDMI integrating ONZO’s data analytics into its Cloud service, allowing utilities to collect and manage information across large smart metering deployments for meter data management and energy use analytics.

ONZO claims its data analytics will enhance EDMI’s solution to provide utilities and energy service providers with a highly personalised energy data analytic solution used for advanced analytics directly to their own customers.

ONZO analytics will be used for gamification, allowing customers to improve energy management, solar analytics, and energy breakdown by appliance.

Commenting on its partnership with the data software company, Andrew Thomas, executive director of EDMI Australasia, said: “Integration between ONZO’s analytics and EDMI’s Energy Cloud platform has begun with the aim to roll out to Australasian customers by February 2016.”

Spencer Rigler, CEO of ONZO, added: “Through our partnership with EDMI, ONZO’s analytics will enable utilities to truly understand their customer’s energy usage and develop stronger personal relationships. Personalised engagement through gamification and energy breakdown is the next step for the industry and will ultimately improve customer loyalty and reduce churn for utilities.”