Smart Meter Industry Taking off

TreeHugger (A Discovery Channel) Blog has a post about smart meters.

Smart Meters So Hot, They Cause Fights

by Jaymi Heimbuch, Central Coast, California on 12.19.08


red electricity meter photo
Photo via Clearly Ambiguous

The Smart Meter industry is really taking off. That means tech firms that want to solidify contracts in the UK are starting to have to duke it out.

An (expected) upcoming mandate will require a smart meter to be installed in every British home, so the tech companies involved in the industry now have the need to begin talks about the resulting run on contracts.

In recent weeks the government and the energy industry has agreed to a broad strategy on how smart meters will be introduced and how the huge amount of data generated from the new meters will be processed. The contract for the central information-processing repository alone is expected to run in the multi-billion pound range.