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Up to 13.8 million energy meters now deployed across the UK


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recorded an 8% rise in deployment during the fourth quarter of 2018, with around 13.8 million smart and advanced meters now being in operation across UK homes and businesses, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released smart meter statistics for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018, which saw an 8% increase in deployment from the previous three-month period.

To date, around 16.09 million smart and advanced meters have been installed, with 93% having been put into domestic properties, with the rest in smaller non-domestic sites.

The data shows a total of 1,105,400 domestic smart meters were installed by large energy suppliers in Q4, representing a 2% decrease in domestic smart meter installations from Q3 – 485,700 of these were gas meters, with the other 619,700 measuring electricity usage.

Despite this slight reduction, the report illustrates a 24% increase in non-domestic installations compared to the previous quarter.

As of the end at December 2018, there were more than 240,000 gas and electricity domestic SMETS2 meters connected to the system, five-times more that the number of second-generation meters connected at the end of Q3.

HeatingSave – leading developers of Smart Energy Monitoring and Management Systems

If you would like to accurately monitor your energy usage but you don’t want to find yourself tied to a single supplier via their smart meter, then the HeatingSave energy monitoring system should be the solution of choice.

The HeatingSave Building Energy Monitor is a wireless management system that collects information from sensors placed in a building. It is unobtrusive and causes minimal disruption during installation. The system collects internal and external temperature data, along with information on how the heating system works and details of energy use. It also monitors the way a building is used in terms of its occupancy and the occupants’ activities and lifestyles.

Using a password protected standard WiFi connection, sensors can quickly be set up to review and quantitatively analyse the data with user-friendly software graphics, via a laptop, PC, mobile phone or tablet-based device.

A cable connection to the building router also enables data to be uploaded to HeatingSave’s cloud storage servers, where it can be analysed by sophisticated software. This provides a clear understanding of the real impact of energy efficiency measures, for example through pre-installation analysis and post-installation monitoring.

Building owners can access their energy usage details online to help them manage energy use more efficiently. This information is presented using a dashboard system that provides consolidated and drill down views of the energy use data.

Uniquely to HeatingSave, with only a few modifications, the Energy Monitor can also be used for controlling heating and electricity consumption within a dwelling, for even better savings.

If you’d like to find out more about the HeatingSave Building Energy Monitor and just how easily it can be deployed within any home, just contact us, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions and queries.

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