“The era of cheap abundant energy is over...” says Energy Secretary Chris Huhne following yesterday’s publication of OFGEM’s smart metering prospectus.

The prospectus, representing the joint views of the DECC and GEMA on proposals for how smart metering will be delivered, includes design requirements, central communications, data management and the approach to rollout.

According to an article in the Daily Telegraph this morning “Householders face a £300-a-year rise in their gas and electricity bills and significant cuts in how much energy they use if Britain is to “keep the lights on” and meet its climate change targets.”

Chris Huhne continues "We must find smart ways of making energy go further, and value it for the costly resource it is, not take it for granted".

Interested in hearing more about the next steps in the UK’s smart metering roll-out programme?

Attend the special focus session on the UK smart metering market at Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2010!

On September 22nd, Paul Brodrick, Smart Metering Lead, Elexon, and Zoe McLeod, Lead Smart Metering Programme, Consumer Focus, together with Jason Brogden, Smart Metering Programme Manager for the Energy Retail Association and a representative from OFGEM* will share their views and will give you an exclusive update on the outcome of the prospectus and the next steps to be taken.

And that’s not all! In the afternoon session on the 22nd of September, Petter Allison, Director Smart Metering, British Gas will speak on “How to achieve national capability? - The British Gas story”.

To view the full 3-day conference programme, click here

Register now for the industry’s largest and most up-to-date conference and exhibition for smart metering professionals! And if you register before August 10th you can SAVE up to 400 Euros! Quote promotional code MEU – MI 10 when making your booking.

To register click here

We look forward to see you in Vienna on 22-24 September!

Kind Regards,
Carolien Oey
Synergy

*invited