Bglobal smart meters for SSE

Scottish and Southern Energy has selected Lancashire-based Bglobal to deliver smart metering and data services to support 24,000 of its largest monthly billed business customers.

The contract, awarded following a competitive tender, will include the delivery of electricity smart metering, remote data collection, meter operations and the provision of energy management software for the customers. The energy company is planning a phased roll-out of the service to its customers, who will be among the first in the UK to benefit.

Bglobal’s end-to-end smart metering service includes the supply and installation of the smart meter plus the meter reading, data collection and data analysis, using industry leading energy management software.

Tony Stiff, commercial director at Bglobal said: ’An agreement of this scale with a company of Scottish and Southern’s stature and reputation is an important milestone in the adoption of smart meter technology by high end corporate users. We have worked extremely hard to make sure we struck the right balance of technology and service which led to Scottish and Southern Energy selecting us. We’re already pushing ahead with the first group of customers and looking forward to working closely with Scottish and Southern Energy to roll the service out to its wider business customer base.’

Natalie Bruce from Scottish and Southern Energy added: ’We wanted to be able to provide our business customers with effective and efficient ways of monitoring and tracking their energy usage. Bglobal’s package of services means we are able to do this easily and cost effectively, from one source.’