Meter asset provider Smart Choice Metering Ltd, today announced it has signed an agreement with Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW), a leading supplier of energy management solutions, to supply in excess of 120,000 SMETS2 smart meters to the UK market.
Smart Choice Metering installs, owns, and manages smart meters for suppliers at commercial and domestic properties across the UK. The majority of installations covered by the contract will be in residential properties, as the UK continues to accelerate the national deployment, ensuring every home and business has a smart meter by 2025.
For Landis+Gyr, the UK’s leading smart meter manufacturer, the announcement is the latest step in an ongoing initiative to ensure all parts of the market have access to SMETS2 metering technology, from the UK’s Large Energy Suppliers all the way through to independent suppliers who are playing an increasingly central part in the smart meter rollout.
Today’s announcement follows a similarly innovative partnership between Landis+Gyr and Calvin Capital announced late last year which will see Landis+Gyr supply up to 2 million SMETS2 meters under a flexible purchasing mechanism. In total, the business has now been mandated to deliver a considerable amount of the of the 53 million smart electricity and gas meters which are expected to be deployed by 2025.
Together with Landis+Gyr’s strong presence in Manchester, this deal further cements the North West of England’s growing position as a hub for R&D and innovation, in particular around metering technology. Manchester-based Smart Choice Metering is one of the major meter asset providers in the North West and will be working with energy suppliers across the region and nationally.
Andy Pilley, Owner & Director from Smart Choice Metering said:
“The deal announced today between Smart Choice Metering and Landis+Gyr is hugely exciting, and another step on our journey to become the leading installer of smart meter technology across the UK.
Landis+Gyr are a well-known and trusted brand, and we look forward to them helping us supply our clients with the latest smart meter products.”
Simon Egan, Managing Director UK, Ireland and Netherlands at Landis+Gyr commented:
“We’re delighted to be working with an innovative organisation like Smart Choice Metering and look forward to supporting them in their rollout of SMETS2 technology in thousands of homes up and down the country. Our suite of advanced grid-edge technologies has made us the supplier of choice for much of the industry and this contract is another example of Landis+Gyr’s ability to provide tailored, scalable solutions to the wider range of players who are helping drive the dynamic UK energy market.”