Former Npower boss joins Foresight Metering

Volker Beckers will lead the company’s smart meter funding drive.

Foresight Metering has appointed a former chief executive of Npower, Volker Beckers, as its new non-executive chairman.

Beckers was group chief executive at Npower until 2012, before which time he was group chief financial officer at the energy firm for six years.

He has also held non-executive directorships in both the public and private sector, including with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Elexon. He was also presented with the Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2012 Energy Awards in London.

Foresight Metering funds smart meter installation in the UK – to date it has invested £75 million of debt and equity into more than 205,000 smart meters across the UK.

"Foresight Metering’s established position in the meter market enables it to be well placed to capitalise on the growing number of meter rollout opportunities created by GB’s smart meter revolution," said Beckers. ' I am looking forward to working closely with the team at this exciting time.”

Foresight Metering recently started a programme of smart-meter focused events across the UK, to assist energy suppliers (large and small) and key stakeholders with the challenges of smart meter rollouts. Themes for these include the differences between SMETS1 and SMETS2, energy suppliers’ pre-installation responsibilities, and SMETS2 installation.

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