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British Gas plans two million smart meters in British homes by 2012

April 20, 2010

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LONDON -- British Gas today announced plans to accelerate the roll-out of its smart meter programme and install two million smart meters in customers' homes by 2012. This will allow British households to take early advantage of smart meter technology - including real time, on-screen information - helping them cut their energy use, carbon emissions and fuel bills.

The UK's biggest energy supplier is also unveiling the world-leading companies it will be working with to reach this target. British Gas is also today sharing its technical standards with the rest of the industry to build momentum for an earlier roll-out, and beat the Government's target date of 2020.

British Gas has brought together six world-leading companies, all experts in their own fields, to assemble its smart meter system. The partner companies include: mobile phone giant, Vodafone; billing systems leader, SAP; cutting-edge software and communications firms, OSIsoft and Trilliant; and global smart meter manufacturer, Landis+Gyr. The Zigbee Smart Energy global wireless home area network standard will be used to link up the in-home devices.

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