Portsmouth has begun a smart meter trial ahead of a wider rollout during AMP8. Water efficiency manager Lianne Riggs told Utility Week customers are less interested in saving money because bills are low but environmental messages do resonate.
With number of smart energy meters increasing, Castle Water has found an opportunity to capitalise on meter reading capacity for the water sector and is seeking a contractor for the "significant" tender.
Thames Water is the first company in the country to undertake a mass rollout of smart water meters and has reached half a million installations. The firm said the programme has led to a reduction in leakage and greater consumer engagement with water efficiency.
Ofwat has named smart networks as an area of focus for the next AMP cycle to bring step change in water companies' service. Engineering and analysis experts from Enzen talk to Utility Week about the advantages data could bring
How does a smart water network help cut leakage by 25 per cent and consumption by 18 per cent? And do customers really need their meter read 24 times a day? Ruth Williams looks at how the water sector can avoid the pitfalls of the energy smart meter rollout and whether you can have too much data.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed its decision that the prepayment meter cap should be extended beyond 2020 as a result of delays to the rollout of smart meters. It has also officially indicated that Ofgem's revised methodology should be used to calculate the cap, resulting in customers paying an extra £1 per week on average.