Haven Power installs one of the UK’s first new generation smart meters for business
Haven Power has completed its first installation of the new generation SMETS2 meter for businesses – marking the start of the supplier’s smart field test. The installation means that Haven Power customer Weston Hammer will benefit from accurate billing without the need for manual meter readings. It also gives the company valuable insight into its energy use as well as opportunities to make savings.
Paul Sheffield, Chief Operating Officer at Haven Power, said: “We’re delighted to be one of the first B2B suppliers to install a SMETS2 meter for a customer. Not only will Weston Hammer be able to take advantage of this new technology, but we can use the experience and the data we gather to offer a compelling smart proposition for business electricity users across the UK.“
To install the meter, Haven Power partnered with IMServ, one of the country’s leading meter operations service providers covering over 25% of the UK’s electricity consumption.
Lynnette White, Office Manager with Hammer Carpets, said: “It’s great: we get certainty regarding our energy use and our billing. The power was only off for fifteen minutes and now there’s no need for meter readings or estimated bills. It’s the future, it sits well with the progressive nature of the company and we’re now positioned to take advantage of new smart-related services as they arrive.”
Smart meters are acknowledged to be the key enabler to a brighter future for energy consumers in both homes and businesses. They will facilitate the transition to a smarter and more efficient energy system, even enabling businesses to sell power back to the Grid or to nearby consumers from their on-site renewables like solar photovoltaic (PV),wind, and via stored energy from batteries and electric vehicles. This in turn will serve to help the country balance its power demands into the future as demand increases.