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Smart meter projects awarded by Opus Energy

To meet customer requests to manage their energy usage via smart metering technology, Opus Energy has awarded substantial new projects to three of its smart meter partners.

Andy Nash, Director of Operations at Opus Energy

Of Opus Energy’s customer base, 30% (19,359) of SMEs and 20% (10,558) of corporate customers have a smart meter installed. The new projects with IMServ, Siemens and UPL will help Opus Energy to achieve its ambitious targets of installing smart meters at 36% (40,000) of its customer sites by the end of 2012.

The announcement follows Opus Energy’s poll of 500 SME business leaders’ on smart meter technology. The survey results found that the leaders saw the benefits of installing smart meters to include real time visibility of business’ energy consumption, accurate meter readings and bills, and encouragement for business owners to think more about energy savings.

Andy Nash (pictured), Director of Operations at Opus Energy, commented: “Customers with smart meters are able to reap financial savings and become more energy efficient. We want to ensure that Opus Energy’s growing customer base can take advantage of smart meters and the benefits that they bring, so we’re very happy to announce these new projects.”

Julie Woulds, Major Accounts Manager at IMServ, said: “IMServ’s relationship with Opus Energy continues to grow from strength to strength. This win is a direct result of internal departments working together to effectively manage all aspects of the service.”

Andrew Gore, Head of UK Account Management at Siemens Metering, Communications and Services, added: “Siemens is delighted to have been chosen by Opus Energy as one of its partners. The choice highlights the importance that Opus Energy places on Siemens to deliver reliable, ‘first time fit’ installations and present consumption data of the highest standard.”

Bob Oglesby, Managing Director, UPL, stated: “This is an important opportunity for us and we’re delighted to be continuing our strong relationship with Opus Energy. As an independent metering and data services provider, UPL is well positioned to deliver a fully flexible and focused service to Opus Energy.”

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