the Glasgow-The headquartered group has so far installed over 1.5 million home smart meters and is currently committed to supplying an additional 2.5 million smart meters to UK consumers as part of its commercial agreements with suppliers of energy.
The supply agreement with Aclara means that SMS will now offer utilities the SciFloÂ® ultrasonic gas meter – a new dual-band device and the most compact gas meter on the market – which has been approved for deployment of mass earlier this year.
Commenting on the agreement, Tim mortlock, Chief Operating Officer of SMS, said: âI am delighted to confirm the extension of our relationship with Aclara which secures the supply of one million additional smart meters to be installed as part of our ongoing backlog. increase. This testifies to our mission to deliver Brittany low-carbon future, for which the continuation and acceleration of the deployment of smart meters is an absolute prerequisite. “
The introduction of the dual band functionality offered by SciFloÂ® is a crucial step in the deployment of second generation smart meters (SMETS2). The technology could potentially unlock around 25% of UK housing stock which is currently experiencing connectivity issues, such as apartments and houses with thick walls, allowing millions more homes to benefit from smart meters.
Mortlock added, âOur partnership with Aclara isn’t just about volume, it’s also about delivering real innovation. As we continue to work together to develop next-generation devices for the UK market, our aim is to help energy providers and consumers make the most of the smart transition to delivering energy solutions. smarter, cost savings and carbon reductions. “
This is not the first time that SMS and Aclara have teamed up to innovate in the field of meters. Last August, SMS became the first installer in the country to adapt to a SMETS2 three-phase after working with Aclara to develop the solution for UK utilities.
Jason subirana, Vice President of Metering Division at Aclara, said: âThe growing partnership between Aclara and SMS demonstrates how access to a complete single source solution offers a distinct advantage in the market. The availability of a comprehensive portfolio of SMETS2 meters ensures that UK energy providers and providers of meter assets like SMS are better equipped to fulfill smart meter mandates in the UK. “
Notes to Editors
SMS [www.sms-plc.com] finances, installs, operates and manages smart meters and carbon reduction assets (“CaRe”) that facilitate a smarter, greener and more affordable energy system. Established in 1995, SMS further provides energy strategy services to large organizations in the private and public sectors, including a smart solar and battery storage solution for social landlords, Solo power. SMS is currently a partner in numerous net zero consumption demonstration projects, including the installation of curbside EV charging stations nationwide and the creation of a smart and autonomous energy island in Orkney, Scotland. With its mission to lead the low carbon smart energy revolution, SMS is committed to reducing its own carbon emissions to net zero by 2030. The company is headquartered in Glasgow with 12 locations across the UK and Ireland and employs over 1,000 people.
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