Smart meters or smart electricity meters are the next generation of electricity meter. Smart meters will bring about the end of estimated utility bills and meter readings, and provide customers and energy suppliers with accurate information on the amount of electricity and gas being used.
Electricity supplies with a demand of less than 100kW are not obliged to have half hourly metering equipment installed and are known as non-half hourly (NHH) supplies. The charges for these services are often recovered via the chosen electricity supplier’s bill. However, there is an active and extremely competitive market for smart electricity meter operation services within the UK, for both NHH and HH.
Smart energy meters will empower customers to make informed choices on how much energy they use. Suppliers will install two-way communication systems that display accurate real-time information on electricity use in the business, both to the consumer and back to the energy supplier.
Many customers, particularity those with multiple sites can achieve significant cost savings and service enhancements by sourcing a national agreement.
The Energy Desk provides a range of AMR meters, energy metering (Smart Meters / Smart Electricity Meter) and data collection solutions, all aimed at putting you back in control of your energy consumption and ultimately, your energy costs.
A special meter that provides customers and energy suppliers with accurate information on the amount of electricity and gas being used.
Yes. No more estimated billing means you will only pay for what you use.
Those who use smart meters save an average of 12% on their energy bills.
Yes, you can refuse a smart meter. However, by 2020 all energy suppliers will be offering smart meters to customers.
Smart meters improve the accuracy of energy readings and are more cost effective, meaning people are paying more precisely for their energy consumption.
Smart meters are not a legal requirement, so it is not compulsory to have a smart meter installed for your business.
The Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice is a set of rules and standards followed when installing a new smart meter.
TED provide a wide range of project managed smart meter solutions from site surveys, sub metering, water meters and standard smart meters.
We manage both the pre-install requirements, installation and then provide online data management solutions. Installation of your smart meters and related setup can be a rather lengthy and complex process.
However our simple solution means all you need to do is request the service for your own electricity supply, and we will manage the whole of the process for you, from installation booking, through to delivery and provision of your new smart meters.
Smart energy meters enable:
The problem with traditional gas meters only provide a range of estimated meter readings over a given period of time, and allow for no visibility in gas consumption use or the ability to compare gas usage over a given parameter or time frame. In addition to this you have to rely on the supplier correctly invoicing you for the consumption that they think you have used, with no way of validating this request.
We provide an independent approach to gas smart meters, buy combining a range of products and services from different providers to deliver a final solution that fits your requirements.
Now that we have measured and controlled your water through our free desktop audit and free site survey, we now need to monitor it for any future anomalies.
We can do this with Smart Water Meters, Data logging and Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) also known as Smart Metering are effective water management tools. Data loggers are deployed to monitor water consumption and provide remote water meter reading at strategic points on site. The information from the smart water meter is fed back into our web based reporting service so that leaks & other unusual water consumption can be immediately identified.
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Detailed analysis of water usage can be broken down by building, department, tenant, equipment or shift. Automatic Meter Reading determines usage over time, identifies peaks, compares sites and correlates use with the offending equipment or personnel. It provides leak monitoring and helps leak detection and prevention.
Information gathered from AMR needs to be used effectively if it is to become a successful component of a comprehensive water monitoring and targeting program. Our web based reporting system reports:
We can arrange for smart meters for NHH electricity, gas and water. In addition to this we can provide monthly data reports or online account access. Simply complete this form or speak to our energy team and we will arrange to send you a formal contract for signature, along with the terms and conditions.
Another area we can assist in is business power gas meters showing business gas total consumption and volume information. Some direct power company smart meters offer this facility, however obtaining your consumption data can be a difficult and tricky business.
The Energy Desk has a team of national, experienced, fully qualified installers who are able to install gas and water AMR data loggers that can provide daily or monthly half-hourly reports on usage via our web portal. The main benefits of which are: billing that’s based on near real-time consumption rather than estimates; the ability to help your business manage consumption by setting AMR parameter and leakage alerts; the reduction of your energy usage and therefore your operating costs.
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If you need any additional information or would like a formal quote for your smart meters, please contact a member of our new connections team on 08458 389 830.