Logica is partnering with Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP) to address the British government’s challenge to deploy smart metering infrastructure by 2014. According to the National Audit Office, the program is expected to provide £18.6 billion in benefits from an initial investment of £11.3 billion, £23 per home per year.
The Smart Specification Working Group (SSWG) has expressed support for the UK government’s recently announced accelerated roll-out of smart meters. The Group was established in June 2010 by global smart energy system companies committed to helping British consumers benefit from smart energy, including Elster, Landis+Gyr, and Secure Meters. Recently, GE, Itron, Logica, SAP, Sensus, and Trilliant have joined the SSWG.
Scottish and Southern Energy Supply (SSE) has selected Elster for the first phase of their smart metering deployment, which is expected to be completed by mid-2012. SSE will deploy Elster’s next generation AS300 electricity meter and the BK-G4 gas meter, with its safety conscious smart valve and UMI modular communications interface.