To deliver these benefits, SAP and Logica believe it is integral to maintain Britain’s competitive energy supply market. With almost one in five households changing their supplier every year, Britain has been one of the most competitive energy retail markets in the world for several years.
Craig Boundy, Logica UK CEO, says, “It is vital to the UK economy that we have an energy infrastructure that delivers security of supply and addresses climate change, whilst keeping energy affordable. Our partnership with SAP will help drive the benefits of the low carbon transformation of the energy market and should give consumers, utilities and the government confidence that the roll-out will be a success.”
Mike Lewis, Utilities Industries Principal at SAP observes, “Our partnership with Logica should be seen as great news for Britain’s objectives of providing every consumer with a smart meter before 2020. SAP is already the preferred supplier of systems for the majority of utilities because we deliver solutions that provide our clients with best practice business process and governance, and allow our clients to get on with satisfying their customers and building leading positions in the markets in which they choose to operate. By putting our systems with Logica at the centre of Britain’s smart metered energy market will give everyone confidence that the market can operate consistently and reliably to the levels demanded by utilities, government and us all, as consumers.”
Boundy adds: “Increasingly, governments are recognizing that truly competitive energy markets are the best way to drive innovation. This requires an efficient and effective market infrastructure to be put in place, the development of which is where our partnership with SAP is focused.”
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