New Smart Meter Projects Awarded by Opus Energy to Meet Demand

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Opus Energy has awarded extensive new projects to three smart meter partners, in order to meet customer requests to manage their energy usage via smart metering technology.

Opus Energy has awarded extensive new projects to three smart meter partners, in order to meet customer requests to manage their energy usage via smart metering technology.
30% (19359) of SMEs and 20% (10,558) of corporate customers from Opus Energy’s customer base are using a smart meter. The new projects with partners Siemens, IMServ and UPL will help Opus Energy to achieve its ambitious targets of installing smart meters at 36% (40,000) of its customer sites by the end of 2012.

The announcement follows Opus Energy’s survey of 500 SME business leaders on smart meter technology. The poll results, announced earlier this year, found that business heads saw the benefits of installing smart meters to include: accurate meter readings and bills; real time visibility of business’ energy consumption; and encouragement for everyone to think more about energy saving.

Andy Nash, Director - Operations, Opus Energy, commented: “Customers with smart meters are able to reap financial savings and become more energy efficient. We want to ensure that Opus Energy’s growing customer base can take advantage of smart meters and the benefits that they bring, so we’re very happy to announce these new projects.”

Julie Woulds, Major Accounts Manager, IMServ, said: “IMServ’s relationship with Opus Energy continues to grow from strength to strength. This win is a direct result of internal departments working together to effectively manage all aspects of the service.”

Andrew Gore, Head of UK Account Management – Siemens Metering, Communications and Services, continued: “Siemens is delighted to have been chosen by Opus Energy as one of its partners. The choice highlights the importance that Opus Energy places on Siemens to deliver reliable, ‘first time fit’ installations and present consumption data of the highest standard.”
Bob Oglesby, Managing Director, UPL, commented: “This is an important opportunity for us and we’re delighted to be continuing our strong relationship with Opus Energy. As an independent metering and data services provider, UPL is well positioned to deliver a fully flexible and focused service to Opus Energy”.

More information, including an FAQ and details on costs, can be found on Opus Energy’s smart meter website:

About Opus Energy

Opus Energy is the UK’s leading business energy supplier. With offices in Oxford and Northampton, 410 people are employed at Opus Energy.
Opus Energy supplies over 130,000 UK business sites across all sectors. Corporate customers include: Stagecoach, Pizza Hut, CfBT Education Trust and Virgin Media.
Opus Energy’s management team has a 50% stake in the business, while International Power Plc holds 30% and Telecom Plus Plc has 20%.
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About IMServ

IMServ is the UK’s most experienced energy data collector. Building on this expertise, our Carbon and Energy Solutions enable us to support complete energy monitoring visualisation and control needs. With the aim of being the UK’s favourite energy monitoring and controls solutions provider, IMServ’s all-inclusive portfolio covers data collection, analysis, reporting, carbon management and energy control solutions. Our integrated 3-step process of monitoring, visualisation and control enables us to deliver high quality energy management solutions to our customers as well as significant cost savings. For more information visit:

About Siemens in the UK

Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 169 years ago and now employs 12,972 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £4.4 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information visit:

  • Data includes intercompany revenue. Data may not be comparable with revenue reported in annual or interim reports.

About UPL

UPL Utility Partnership Limited is the UK's only full service utility infrastructure, smart metering and energy management solutions provider. Operating throughout the UK, we have more than 15 years’ experience in delivering comprehensive, practical and cost-effective utility solutions to a wide range of sectors. As a wholly independent organisation, we are able to offer impartial advice and dedicated management services without allegiance to any external contractor. Thanks to our industry knowledge, understanding and expertise, we consistently deliver a first class service on time and in budget. For more information visit:

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