E.ON selects Elster for UK smart metering rollout

E.ON UK (FWB: EOAN) has selected Elster as its partner for the first phase of its dual fuel smart metering rollout.

E.ON will deploy up to 100 000 Elster smart meters in residential properties by the end of 2012, with up to 200 000 more being installed in 2013 under the terms of a two-year contract.

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The deployment includes one of Elster's latest innovations, the next generation AS300P electricity Smart Meter with its modular communications hub, and the BK-G4E gas smart meter, to help E.ON meet its commitment to install one million smart meters across the UK by 2014.

Don Leiper, director of new business at E.ON, said: "We selected Elster on the strength of its modular platform architecture and ability to include and support end-to-end security that ensures privacy of consumer data. Elster is providing us with flexible smart gas and electricity meters as we further rollout an integrated solution to deliver the benefits of smart metering to our customers.”

Elster designed its innovative BK-G4E and AS300P meters specifically to support tailored solutions for utilities working to comply with the European directive for smart gas and electricity metering. The meters are interoperable by design, meet the latest industry standards for data privacy and security and provide customers with the most up-to-date technology to protect against fraud and tampering.

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has set out the overall strategy and timetable for the installation of 53 million smart meters in 30 million homes and businesses across the UK.

E.ON began installing smart meters in spring 2011 and has installed over 100,000 Smart Meters across the country so far. E.ON will install one million smart meters during the foundation period which runs until 2014.

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