OVO Energy appoints Aclara to Supply Smart Dual-Energy Solution to UK Market
Top-quality CPA-certified SMETS2 electricity and gas meters available from a single source
CAMBRIDGE, UK, April 02, 2019 – Aclara, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities worldwide, will provide a dual-fuel smart metering solution that includes SMETS2 gas and electricity meters as part of a new contract with OVO Energy, the UK’s largest independent energy technology company and supplier.
Implementation of the new SMETS2 (smart metering equipment technical specifications: second version) meters is mandated to comply with the UK’s smart meter rollout program.
Both Aclara’s SGM1400TM electricity meter and the gas meters it supplies through its strategic alliance with FLONIDAN are SMETS2 Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) certified. This certification, awarded by the UK National Cyber Security Centre, is a fundamental requirement for deploying meters in the UK’s National Smart Metering Implementation Program.
“OVO is pleased to be working with Aclara for the rollout of the second generation of smart meters in the UK. Both OVO and Aclara recognize that smart meters are key to delivering the energy system of the future; one that will be decarbonized, decentralized and distributed,” said Steve Storey, Energy Platform Director, OVO Retail.
“OVO is forward-thinking and at the forefront of smart energy solutions, a commitment that Aclara shares. We greatly value our relationship and the trust that OVO has placed in us with this new and important contract,” said Allan Connolly, president of Aclara and divisional vice president of Hubbell Power Systems.
Founded in 2009, OVO Energy is the leading independent energy retail company in the UK and OVO Group’s flagship energy brand, offering an unparalleled scope of digital energy services, solutions and technologies to its pay-monthly customers. OVO Energy redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. Today OVO Energy is a progressive energy company striving to deliver more abundant clean energy for everyone.
Aclara, now part of the Hubbell Power Systems family of brands, is a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) and services to more than 1,000 water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Aclara SIS offerings include smart meters and other field devices, advanced metering infrastructure and software and services that enable utilities to predict and respond to conditions, leverage their distribution networks effectively, and engage with their customers. Aclara won a Frost & Sullivan Global Smart Energy Networks Enabling Technology Leadership Award in 2017 and was named a finalist in three categories of the Platts Global Energy Awards in 2016. Visit us at Aclara.com, follow us on Twitter @AclaraSolutions or read our blog.
About Hubbell Power Systems
Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) is a subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated and an international manufacturer of quality transmission, distribution, substation, OEM and telecommunications products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction and electric, gas and water utility applications. With revenues of $1.1 billion, HPS operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world. The headquarters is located in Columbia, South Carolina.
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