E.On Smart Meters23 May 2012
G4S Utility Services wins E.ON Smart Metering Foundation Contract
G4S Utility Services (G4S) is further increasing its footprint in the smart metering sector with the announcement it has been awarded the Foundation smart metering managed service contract by E.ON.
The service will support the installation, commissioning and full data communications process of industry compliant metering devices. Additional value added services will also be delivered, including support for legacy smart meters and providing interoperability services for smart meters following change of supplier.
G4S has been providing traditional meter reading services to E.ON for many years, but this is the first time that smart metering services are being included and recognises G4S’ increasing involvement in smart meter technology.
Kim Challis, Managing Director at G4S Utility Services, said:
“This is great news for us and we’re proud that E.ON has chosen us to provide this service. As technology and energy provision changes, we’re moving with the times and that means increasing involvement in the provision, maintenance and operation of Smart metering technology. Our expertise in data management and Smart services allows us to provide an interoperability solution, meaning we can serve all E.ON’s Smart meters, whether installed by E.ON and their agents or inherited by E.ON on change of supplier. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with E.ON.”
Don Leiper, Director of New Business at E.ON, said:
“We’ve already installed over 100,000 smart meters across the country and will install one million meters during the foundation period which runs until 2014. Our customers want more accurate bills, more innovative products and more control over their energy use. Smart meters give us the opportunity to provide this and we’re working hard to ensure that our customers who wish to receive the early benefits of smart metering are able to do so.
“Our customers want smart meters and those who now have them are extremely pleased with the technology, in terms of putting them in control of their energy use and bringing an end to estimated bills. We’ve been very impressed by G4S’ sound progress in the smart meter market and we’re pleased to extend our current working relationship to include this new activity. We look forward to working closely with G4S to deliver first class metering solutions for all of our customers.”
- Nicola Savage
(Head of Public Relations, G4S UK & Ireland)
: 0845 371 7173
G4S Utility Services
G4S Utility Services was founded in 1996 and makes over 50 million visits to properties per year throughout the UK on behalf of major utility companies. In addition to its established field services and national field force of multi skilled employees, it also has a proprietary Smart metering solution that can communicate with all common meter types using a variety of communications methods. This Smart metering system allows G4S to provide a full end to end smart solution including half hourly data retrieval and energy management information. For more information please visit: www.g4s.com/utilityservices
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 657,000 employees. For more information about G4S visit www.g4s.com