Smart move for BizzEnergy customers with the 1000th Smart Meter installed

May 08, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
BizzEnergy, the UKs leading independent energy provider, today announces it has successfully installed its 1000th Smart Meter. The company, renowned for its innovative approach in a market dominated by six large suppliers, is committed to delivering Smart Meters to 20% of its business customer base by the end of 2008. The Meters are designed to help businesses run their energy more efficiently, and in turn reduce costs. BizzEnergy already has advanced orders for an additional 1000 meters which it will install by the end of May.

BizzEnergy pioneered the introduction of Smart Meters in 2004 when they were the first energy company to install the technology. The Smart Meters use GPRS technology to send actual meter readings to energy suppliers putting an end to estimated bills, a common complaint for business customers who need to keep a close eye on cash-flow. Recent studies conducted by the Energy Savings Trust have shown that the implementation of Smart Meters can reduce energy consumption by as much as 20%.

Following successful trials of the technology throughout 2006, BizzEnergy has boosted its campaign to have Smart Meters installed with the majority of its customers. A BizzEnergy Smart Meter enables customers to track their energy consumption and costs by providing the data in half hourly segments. Each month this data is downloaded to BizzEnergy and customers can use it to see when they are using energy and identify what steps they could take to reduce their costs and environmental impact.

James Constant, COO at BizzEnergy comments: Were always relentless in our efforts to improve the way in which we do business, and the installation of our 1000th Smart Meter is a significant milestone for us. The fact that we have already taken orders for another 1000 meters to be installed by the end of May signifies our commitment to making this technology available now, rather than sitting back and waiting for Government mandate or subsidy. Its clear that customers no longer want or expect estimated bills, and why should they when the technology exists to make these a thing of the past? The additional visibility that Smart Meters bring means that customers are truly empowered to take more control over costs and cash-flow, whilst still doing their bit for the environment.